Dr Juliette Young
Social Scientist, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
Juliette Young is a social scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology based near Edinburgh, UK. Her current research is interdisciplinary, working on public attitudes towards biodiversity, the role of stakeholder engagement in nature conservation, and conservation conflicts. Her work on conflicts focusses on blending theoretical perspectives and practical applications. Juliette has worked in many countries (e.g. UK, France, India), on conflicts involving many different species (seals, sea eagles, hen harrier, snow leopards, pine marten, lynx, gulls), and working with natural scientists, social scientists, country agencies and NGOs involved in conservation conflicts. She is also very interested in and has done extensive research on understanding and improving the interface between scientists, decision-makers and other societal actors.