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2023 January Webinar: Building a Inclusive Environment for LGBT+ Coastal Researchers
Monday, January 30, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Category: CERF Events & Webinars

Building an Inclusive Environment for LGBT+ Coastal Researchers

Presenter: Trevyn Toone

Monday, 30 January 2023
10:00 – 11:00 AM PT | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
 

CERF Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

Interested in a past webinarCERF members can access all available webinar recordings in the Webinar Library (login required)!


About the Webinar

LGBT+ individuals provide vital contributions to coastal and estuarine research and management, but they also face discrimination and institutional barriers that result in severe professional and personal costs. For example, LGBT+ scientists are 30% more likely to experience workplace harassment than their non-LGBT+ colleagues and 47% more likely to consider leaving the discipline altogether. Coastal research in particular poses unique additional concerns for LGBT+ individuals including extensive time in the field and work in remote locations. Building LGBT+ support structures ultimately improve coastal and marine science as a discipline, but it requires concentrated effort and concrete actions.

This webinar provides an overview of the barriers currently in place that create an unsupportive environment for LGBT+ coastal researchers and puts forth clear recommendations for institutional and individual actions that can not only dismantle those barriers but generate an inclusive, equitable system.


 About the Presenter

Trevyn TooneTrevyn Toone (He/They) is a marine scientist and restoration ecologist based in Nelson, New Zealand. Trevyn is in the final months of completing his Ph.D. at the University of Auckland. His research focuses on techniques to improve the efficiency of coastal ecosystem restoration. Beyond his research, Trevyn is also passionate about education, science communication, and LGBT+ inclusion efforts.

 

 

Moderator: Kelly Darnell

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Interested in a past webinarCERF members can access all available webinar recordings in the Webinar Library (login required)!