Yi-Chen Huang is currently a doctoral researcher working under the supervision of Dr Leslie Mabon. Starting in February 2018, she is researching environmental values of motorcycle riders in Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan, drawing on theories of practice and utilising qualitative research methods. Before coming to RGU, Yi-Chen worked in the editorial office of the Territorial, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences journal of the Chinese Geoscience Union, and before that completed an MSc in Environment, Culture and Society at the University of Edinburgh. Her undergraduate degree is in Geography, from National Kaohsiung Normal University.
Yi-Chen also contributes to the research being undertaken for the RSE-MOST Joint Research Project into green infrastructure and climate adaptation, and to Leslie’s broader research activity around governance of urban greening and climate change adaptation in Taiwan.
Mariana Nicolletti is a researcher and doctoral candidate at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil whose research interests lie in environmental governance for climate change adaptation. Thanks to support from a CAPES scholarship, she is working with Leslie at RGU from December 2018 to June 2019 to undertake fieldwork in Glasgow as part of her PhD research. For her PhD, Mariana is researching the governance dimensions of climate change adaptation via nature-based solutions, with an interest in social learning. Following completion of her fieldwork in Scotland – which also connects to our RSE-MOST Joint Research Project – Mariana will undertake further empirical research in Santos in Brazil.
You can read about some of Mariana’s activity in Scotland here.