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Academic Background

Grania is a SeNSS-ARIES funded postgraduate researcher in Human Geography. She is affiliated with the UEA Schools of Global Development and Environmental Science, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Her research interests include social-ecological systems and place-based cultural resilience to environmental change and decline. Her mixed-methods research project, "Following the light: using 'brightspots' to prevent future Amazonian fires" uses "top-down" geospatial surveying and "bottom-up" ethnographic methods to identify and learn from communities who are defying the odds and practicing effective fire management and wildfire prevention in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. 

Research Group or Lab Membership

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University College Cork

1 Oct 202031 Aug 2021

Award Date: 31 Aug 2021

Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College

16 Jan 201316 May 2016

Award Date: 16 May 2016


  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Environmental Biology
  • Agricultural Science & Forestry
  • Anthropology
  • Human ecology / Anthropogeography
  • Environmental Social Sciences
  • Climate Change / Climate Science