About Gillian Bowser
Gillian is a research scientist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory in the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. By using participant generated imagery, Gillian and a pair of CCC graduate fellows (Kate Wilkins and Gloria Sumay) will explore perceptions of conflict over wildlife, tourism and sustainable development between communities and protected areas for two different national parks: Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado USA and Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Gillian’s primary role in the joint project will be to engage Park management and community leaders in a conversation exchange about conflict and bridging the community-Park gap, both within and between locations. The project will end with a joint workshop at Tarangire between senior managers and community leaders.