Julia Knights: Ecology & Conservation Editor

“Wandering through a pristine forest, breathing pure air on top of a snow-capped mountain, swimming in the world’s deepest freshwater lake… Travel is the permission to experience nature, the awareness of something greater than ourselves.”

A soil and climate scientist, Julia has over 20 years experience in ecology, climate change, sustainable agriculture and conservation as a writer, policy maker, diplomat, and in public engagement. Previously Julia spent 12 years working in China, Russia, and Latin America overseeing major research funding programmes including for UK-Brazil research for new plant species in the Amazon rainforest. Julia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a member of the Royal Society’s Committee on Public Engagement.