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Elle Jingjing Xu

Speaker: Elle Jingjing Xu, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland

Presentation: "Conservation Criminology and First Insights from Wildlife Crime Prevention in Vietnam"

Bio: Elle is a first-year Ph.D. student in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also a research assistant at Prof. Meredith Gore’s Conservation. Criminology Lab. In 2020, Elle obtained her master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Duke University with research focused on the conservation of giant pandas, animal behaviour studies, and wildlife protection laws and policies. In 2022, Elle joined Wildlife Conservation. Society (WCS China) Countering Wildlife Trafficking program as an international enforcement cooperation specialist, working on liaising with governmental agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to collaborate on transboundary wildlife trafficking cases. Her current research interests are understanding place-network in wildlife trafficking, environmental crimes and one health, and human-wildlife co-existence.