Dr Tempe Adams completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science, Hons and PhD here at UNSW Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences majoring in Biology. Her PhD research was in collaboration with Botswanan-based wildlife NGO ‘Elephants Without Borders’ (EWB), which led to her role as a Research Coordinator.

Tempe runs the EWB human-wildlife coexistence program where she trials new mitigations in deterring elephants from crop fields, monitors wildlife use of urban and agricultural corridors, interviews local stakeholders to determine conflict hotspots and runs campaigns educating people how to coexist with wildlife. She also co-supervises PhD students researching herbivore ecology in the Okavango Delta at the Centre for Ecosystem Science.

If this sounds like a dream job, UNSW Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences run the River Basin Ecosystem Management (BIOS6723) course. During this course, students travel to Botswana to the EWB research camp with Dr Tempe to learn about river ecology within the World Heritage-listed Okavango Delta. Visit Elephants Without Borders to learn more about Tempe’s research and the fascinating work of EWB.