Brock Master of Sustainability student heading to Cambridge University for PhD in Zoology this Fall

Blog Contributor: Samantha Morris

Lydia Collas - Cambridge University

Lydia Collas graduating with a BA (Honours) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge. Photo credit: Aiden Chan

Master of Sustainability student, Lydia Collas, is headed back to Cambridge University to start her PhD in Zoology under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Balmford this September. Building off her master’s research, which focuses on decision-making in agriculture, Lydia’s PhD research will explore “reforming agricultural policy to safeguard biodiversity: Are farmers willing to adopt land sparing?”

The Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) is also pleased to announce that Lydia is the recipient of the ‘Cambridge International Scholarship’. This scholarship is awarded by the Cambridge Trust to the 250 highest ranked students undertaking PhD studies at Cambridge University. The ESRC would like to congratulate Lydia on this accomplishment and wish her all the best with her studies at Cambridge this Fall!

Before heading back to the UK, Lydia will defend her Master’s thesis titled “Decision-making in agriculture: Why do farmers decide to adopt a new practice?” on May 23rd at 1pm. The defence will take place in the Cairns Building Room 209M (the Biolinc Boardroom), Brock University, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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