I am an avid climber (primarily sport lead, though I boulder and occasionally trad climb) and hiker. I often suffer from wanderlust, and enjoy travelling and exploring more off-beat places for mountains, water bodies, wildlife, and the outdoors. Secondhand bookstores in quaint English villages, and outdoor shops are a weakness of mine.
While I am (usually) happiest outdoors, I am also increasingly finding myself drawn to more desk-bound activities from an intellectual interest point of view. Academically speaking, my interests lie in effective (biodiversity) conservation - impact evaluation of conservation interventions, prioritisation, forecasting, making cost effective decisions, and getting science into policy. Spatial analysis, GIS, modelling, and data visualisation excite me. I also enjoy contemplating conservation philosophy. I will always have a soft spot for the marine biomes, having started out monitoring seagrasses, but I am also interested in land use and land cover change, and global environmental change in general.
I started this blog in 2006 (when I was young, angsty teenager), and have never stopped chronicling my life since. I'd like to think I have matured over the years, and that is reflected in my writing. I also keep a Nature blog which I started in 2011, where I write on more ecological/environmental/conservation/outdoor issues.
Contact me at jocelyne[dot]sze[at]gmail[dot]com.
View my CV here.
Success.To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
Page updated: 19 April 2016.