Nils Lindahl Elliot is an independent researcher and writer with a specialism in transdisciplinary research about mediated understandings of science and nature. He is the author of Mediating Nature (Routledge, 2006), Observing Wildlife in Tropical Forests (Delome, 2019), as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. For two decades he worked as a full-time lecturer and researcher in higher education. Most of that period was spent in Bristol, England, his current home.
Nils’ research has been recognised with grants provided by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Board (now AHRC), the British Academy, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The investigation for his latest book (Observing Wildlife in Tropical Forests) began when he received the support of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) to conduct ethnographic research with groups of tourists on day trips to Barro Colorado Island.
Nils is currently working on Volume 2 of Observing Wildlife in a Tropical Forest, and Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold: The Warning of Armero, a genealogy of the Armero Disaster in Colombia.
Funded Research Projects:
Signs of Nature: Mediazation, Environmentalism and Culture (supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK [formerly Board] and the British Academy) (2000-2001)
The New Zoos: Science, Media and Culture (supported by the Economic and Social Research Council UK) (2002-2005)
Observing Wildlife in a Tropical Forest: Tourism and Transmediation on Barro Colorado Island (supported by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, STRI) (2007-2011, 2017-2018)
In the Media:
Times Higher Education (2002 and 2004), BBC Radio 4, Thinking Allowed (2004 and 2006), BBC Four TV Cinema Show (2005), The Herald (Scotland)(2007), The Panama News (2007)
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