Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols
came to fame when he tagged a sea turtle (affectionately called Adelita by his research team) with a GPS transponder and published her coordinates online as she made the long journey across the Pacific Ocean to Japan. Compared to Adelita’s journey, Nichols’ professional career has been anything but direct, but one constant for Nichols is his love of the outdoors; specifically, his love of water.
Nichols became enthralled by nature at an early age, and he earned his PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona’s School of Renewable Natural Resources. Yet Nichols’ recent work has made him a pioneer in the green world, combining environmental activism with neuroscience in a field he calls “neuroconservation,” which explores the effect of nature on the human mind. Central to neuroconservation is Nichols’ belief that environmental activism would be most effective if people could draw connections between two great forces: the ocean and the human mind.
Nichols is a gripping speaker (see his TEDtalk here) and a New York Times best-selling author.
CROATIA DIGITAL NOMAD CONFERENCE
PROGRAM. Hear J Speak:
DAY 1: Friday 16 October 2020 17:30 – 18:30 CET | ONLINE + IRL
Session: Productivity & Wellbeing
KEYNOTE: Dr. Wallace J. Nichols
Includes a live and recorded Q&A to answer questions in Zoom rooms.