a bit about me:
My name is Aaron Van Neste. I am a historian, writer, researcher, scientist, and advocate for biodiversity conservation. I am interested in researching how our current state of environmental degradation came to be, and exploring creative strategies that integrate science and policy, and involve and empower marginalized groups to make impactful conservation actions. I'm particularly passionate about environmental history, fishery management, land use and conservation banks, marine protected areas, conservation in indigenous communities, human and climate impacts on ecology, and captive breeding programs. I am also a creative writer and currently working on a science fiction novel.