Michiel Bron is a PhD-candidate in the project Managing Scarcity and Sustainability. His research focuses on the involvement of oil companies in the development of nuclear energy in the age of scarcity, focussing on the 1970s. During September-October 2022, Michiel is a Robert H.G. Helleman Memorial Graduate Research Fellow at the American Institute of Physics. In 2021, he received a research grant from the Comité d’Histoire de l’Électricité et de l’Énergie (EDF). In his blog, Michiel discusses the relatively unknown shared history of the oil and nuclear industries.
Dr Simone Schleper is a postdoctoral researcher in the Moving Animal project, researching how the phenomenon of animal migration has been studied, understood, and managed, especially in cases of human-wildlife conflict. Her monograph Planning for the Planet appeared with Berghahn in 2019. What do caribous on treadmills have to do with Alaskan oil? Alaskan wildlife conservation research and oil development have a long and entangled history. It is a complex one, too, in which the oil industry has funded various types of ecological research and in which wildlife professionals have been both against and in favor of resource development in the Arctic. This blog explores the relationship between [Read more...]