Thomas Arcadius Fox
MSc Candidate, Department of Geography
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
BSc Environmental Science
University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
I'm a geographer, researcher, chess-enthusiast, and yoga instructor. I'm also attempting to learn the tin-whistle, but I have yet to find that special balance between maximizing practice time and avoiding noise complaints from the neighbours. My research interests combine physical and human geography, agriculture, land use, remote sensing, ecology, and biodiversity conservation.
Following the completion of my BSc, I spent a year traveling through South Asia, hitchhiking from Istanbul to London, and cycling 2500 km from Winnipeg to Montreal. While traveling I fell in love with the Indian state Kerala, an ideal place for bridging my interests. Kerala is (i) home to an ancient form of tropical agroforestry known as the homegarden, which constitutes a major (ca. 25%) land use in the state and is of great cultural and economic importance; (ii) experiencing rapid shifts in agricultural relevance, profitability, crop selection, and management practices due to a broad range of socioeconomic, political and climate-related drivers; (iii) considered by scientists to be one of a handful of global biodiversity hotspots.
If interested, you can more about Kerala's history and agriculture in my blog!