Articles by Liz Kimbrough
Liz Kimbrough is a PhD candidate at Tulane University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. You can find her in New Orleans studying endophytic fungi, playing her washboard, and writing about science for both mongabay.com and the Global Forest Reporting Network. Liz hails from the briar-patches of Alabama. At 18 she moved to Northern California to study Botany in the redwood trees at Humboldt State University. Her love affair with tropical forests matured during the summer of 2008, while living on the La Selva Biological station in Costa Rica, researching mycorrhizal fungi. After graduating, Liz worked as a research assistant in the Peruvian Amazon, conducted rare plant surveys on Pacific Northwest timberlands, served as the first Travel Intern for Appropedia.org, worked as a tutor in Italy, taught science to kids in San Diego, and became a yoga teacher. Liz began interning for mongabay.com in July of 2012 and quickly discovered a passion for bringing science and environmental news to the public. She has written over 40 articles for the site and is the writer of the “Innovation in Tropical Forest Conservation” interview series.
Developing land without approval of local people ‘a human rights issue of grave concern,’ says new report
Next big idea in forest conservation? Work locally, relentlessly, and, if necessary, ignore the government
Conservation in madagascar
- Audio: Amazon tribe’s traditional medicine encyclopedia gets an update, and conservation effectiveness in Madagascar examined
- CITES rejects Madagascar’s bid to sell rosewood and ebony stockpiles
- Abandoned by their sponsors, Madagascar’s orphaned parks struggle on
Indonesias forest guardians
- Reliance on natural healing cultivates respect for nature in Indonesian village
- In a Papuan district, tribes push to revive a legacy of sustainability
- In rural Indonesia, women spearhead the fight to protect nature
- Do protected areas work in the tropics?
- Experience or evidence: How do big conservation NGOs make decisions?
- Does community-based forest management work in the tropics?
Southeast asian infrastructure
- Roads, dams and railways: Ten infrastructure stories from Southeast Asia in 2017
- Indonesian conservation bill stirs debate over geothermal rigs, private guards
- Can the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource extraction in the South Pacific?
- Venezuela’s Mining Arc boom sweeps up Indigenous people and cultures
- Study: Amazon dams are disrupting ecologically vital flood pulses
- Brazil 2018: Amazon under attack, resistance grows, courts to act, elections
- Indonesian ex-soldier among three jailed for illegal trade in Sumatran rhino, tiger parts
- Glimmer of hope as Malaysia’s last female Sumatran rhino shows signs of recovery
- Malaysia’s last female Sumatran rhino falls ill
- Indonesia seeks to slap money-laundering label on illegal fishing
- Indonesians race to save their disappearing lakes, before it’s too late
- Indonesians plant trees to nurse seagrass back to health in Wakatobi