Researcher biography

Bonjour! My name is Tom Deweerdt, I am 26 years old and I am studying for a Master's degree in environmental management. I am French, born and raised in Paris. I am a lover of the great outdoors and it was after a one year trip to New Zealand that I knew I wanted to make conservation my job and a vocation. I have already lived in Australia for two years, mainly in Melbourne, and I am very attached to this unique place far away from my home. In terms of conservation, I am very interested in the protection and management of endemic ecosystems. I'm a traveller and my next trip will be to Madagascar, in the middle of the mangroves where my family-in-law lives.