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Let's Talk SciComm

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Hosted by Associate Professor Jen Martin and Dr Michael Wheeler, Let’s Talk SciComm is a podcast from the University of Melbourne’s Science Communication Teaching Program. Listen for advice, tips and interviews about how to communicate science in effective and engaging ways.Show notes, transcripts a… read more


13. Interview with Wildlife photojournalist Doug Gimesy

We’re thrilled to introduce you to photographer extraordinaire Doug Gimesy in this week’s episode.

Doug is a professional conservation and wildlife photojournalist who focuses on Australian issues. A Senior Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), his clients include National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, bioGraphic, Australian Geographic, Audubon, as well various mastheads like The Guardian and NewsCorp. Initially trained as a zoologist and microbiologist, he later completed a Masters of Environment and a Masters of Bioethics. Together, these two qualifications helped shape his thinking as what type of issues he should be focusing on and why – conservation and animal welfare issues.

Believing people should focus on the issues they care about and those that are close to home, his recent work has focused on the conservation and animal welfare issues facing the platypus and the Grey-headed Flying-fox – having recently facilitated the platypus being listed as threatened species in his home state of Victoria, as well as launching a children’s book with his partner on Grey-headed Flying-foxes titled ‘Life Upside Down’. Current on-going projects include covering the illegal reptile trade out of Australia, the use of scent dogs in conservation and a series of portraits called 'Wildlife Warriors, Conservation Champions and Animal Advocates’.

Doug hopes that the images and information he shares will inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world more kindly.

You can follow Doug and learn more about his work here:

Some of Doug's recent publications:

National Geographic: This 'romantic' lizard is one of Australia’s most trafficked animals

Australian Photography: Life in the slow lane

The Guardian: Avian eye: how to take photos of birds that stand out from the flock

Ranger Rick: Wild Roommates (wombats)

BBC Wildlife: Behind the image – High-tech trafficking

BBC Wildlife: The Lost Voice – The Regent Honeyeater, a tiny bird found in Australian forests, has become so rare, it’s forgetting how to sing its own song

The Guardian: Fowl play: duck hunting struggles to stay afloat in Victoria – a photo essay

Transcript and more at:

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