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Emma Garnett

Emma Garnett

PhD Student, Department of Zoology

Office Phone: 01223 336617


Emma Garnett read Zoology at the University of Cambridge for her Bachelor’s degree; she then spent two years studying in five different countries for an Erasmus Mundus Master in Applied Ecology.  For her thesis she spent four months on the Galápagos assessing the importance of mangrove habitats for juvenile fish communities. She gained an international perspective on conservation from these experiences, as well as a love of travelling. She has worked for a number of different academic institutions, NGOs and businesses. 

Departments and Institutes

Department of Zoology:
Graduate student

Research Interests

Emma Garnett is interested in understanding how to overcome economic, social and psychological barriers to sustainable resource use. She is beginning a PhD on interventions to reduce the environmental impact of diet: this project will span the natural and social sciences as well as public health and behavioural psychology.

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