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Ana Watson

university of Calgary
PhD Candidate

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Ana Watson is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Calgary. She is part of the Environmental Policy & Governance research group wherein she focuses on the human dimensions of environmental conservation in Liquified Natural Gas extraction projects in Latin America. She holds a MA degree in Environment and Development from the Pontifical University of Peru, and BSc in Life Science. Her background includes more than 8 years in pastoralism and grassland ecology projects; as well as biodiversity conservation action plans for energy extraction in the Amazon. As a multicultural female researcher, her interest is understanding the narratives and power dynamics behind accepted levels of socio-environmental impacts of hydrocarbon and transition minerals projects in Latin America that typically affects indigenous rights, and biodiversity conservation and climate change goals.