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Brian Griffiths

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Professional Affiliation:
ACEER, OnePlanet Inc. (Director of Outreach), George Mason University (Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow)

Brian Griffiths

Executive Director

ACEER Member since:  2014

Professional Affiliation: ACEER, OnePlanet Inc. (Director of Outreach), George Mason University (Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow)

"Conservation is what gets me out of bed in the morning, but at its core, conservation embodies the methods we use to right the wrongs that we have done to the Earth in the past and make sure those mistakes aren't repeated by future generations."


Biography:

Dr. Brian Griffiths is a Fulbright Fellow and human ecologist at George Mason University and holds degrees in Environmental Engineering (B.Eng.) and Plant and Soil Sciences (B.S.) from the University of Delaware and Environmental Science and Public Policy (Ph.D.) from George Mason University. He has worked with ACEER since 2014, as a student researcher on the field expedition for the Ese'Eja ethnography, and has spent time conducting marine science research in the Caribbean Sea on Little Cayman. Brian began working with the Maijuna, in indigenous group in Loreto, Peru, in 2017 while helping teach a George Mason University field course on conservation and sustainability. He continues to work in Maijuna lands studying mammals and Maijuna hunting practices and managing outreach with a local ecotourism company. Brian is passionate about conservation advocacy and using digital storytelling methods to conserve biodiversity and cultures for generations to come.


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September 27, 2021
A stand of palm trees towers above the swampy forest floor, 10 meters, 20, 30. Just visible at the top of...
August 23, 2021
A splintering crack and a proceeding boom echo through the rainforest, momentarily overwhelming even the orchestra of insects and frogs. An...
April 29, 2021
It's dawn in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. The night has left a cool mist from which the forest slowly emerges...