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Not twittering on conferences but a conference via Twitter

Published on
November 5, 2020

Our newest PhD candidate Max Graefen recently presented his first paper in an unusual, but no doubt - more to be seen format: the Twitter conference!

Max’s studies the practices of hunter access and territoriality in the Lomami National Park (LNP) forested landscape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following on from his Msc thesis on village based hunter behavior in the Eastern Democratic of Congo. The occasion was #FLARETC20, the Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement –first annual FLARE Twitter conference on 21 October 2020. FLARE usually provides a wonderful opportunity for young and established researchers working on the themes of forests and livelihoods to get together. In these covid times, the conference theme was suitably "Reimagining Forests and Livelihoods in Turbulent Times”. The presentations forced the presenters to be brief. Here’s @GraefenLpresentation at #FLARETC20 in a series of tweets and slides.