ask theory, field biology, birds of prey, jelaine gan

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 97: Wildlife Sa Mga Siyudad: Senyales Nga Bang “Earth Is Healing”?

Jelaine Gan is the co-founder of The UP Wild and Raptorwatch Network Philippines, and is currently doing her PhD in Biology at Newcastle University in the UK. She is an instructor at the Institute of Biology, UP Diliman teaching ecology, vertebrate biology, and conservation biology. She is involved in various projects and organizations working towards environmental conservation.

We talked about what a field biologist does, the best and worst parts about being a field biologist, why raptors/birds of prey are important for both forests and people, forest fragmentation and how it affects biodiversity, making cities more wildlife-friendly, and more.

How to contact Jelaine:

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  • Twitter: @jelaine_gan

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 97 here:

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