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Rogelio Luque Lora MA, MSci

Rogelio Luque Lora MA, MSci

PhD candidate

Interested in the social, ethical and cultural aspects of nature conservation. My current work primarily focuses on the values driving people's engagement with nature.

Biography

I have arrived in Geography via the Biological Sciences (BA) and History and Philosophy of Science (MSci). The common theme throughout my studies and work has been the natural world and its protection. My Masters dissertation explored the disenchantment and re-enchantment of nature, and the implications of this for environmental motivation. I have since collaborated in research investigating conservationists' views on where, why and how to conserve, as well as the political ecology of using camera traps for conservation. I am also very interested in the relationship between literature and landscape.

Career

  • Research assistant at the University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences (2018)
  • Research assistant at the University of Cambridge, Department of Geography (2016-2017)
  • Intern and consultant at the UN Environment – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (2016)

Qualifications

  • MSci in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
  • Ma in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Research

My PhD explores the role that values play in shaping people's relationships with the natural world and its conservation. Specifically, I ask why and how people think that wildlife ought to be protected, drawing on theories of environmental values as they exist attached to particular places. I'm also interested in what an understanding of environmental values can contribute to political ecological knowledge, and vice versa. My fieldwork takes place in Central-South Chile, where there is a broad diversity of actors involved in and affected by wildlife conservation.

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Sandbrook, C., Fisher, J., Holmes, G., Luque-Lora, R. and Keane, A., 2019. The conservation movement is diverse but not divided. Nature Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0267-5
  • Sandbrook, C., Luque-Lora, R. and Adams, W., 2018. Human bycatch: conservation surveillance and the social implications of camera traps. Conservation and Society, doi:10.4103/cs.cs_17_165

Other publications

2019

2018

2017

  • ¿Cómo conectaremos con la naturaleza?

2016

2014

  • Spirit of the journey. Lakeland Walker.

Teaching

  • 1B Ecology (Natural Sciences): supervisor in 2018 and 2016.