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Andrew Whitehouse

University of Aberdeen / Staff (Environmental anthropology / Birds)

Andrew Whitehouse is an environmental anthropologist. He is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, where he researches nature conservation, landscape, and human-bird relations. He conducted the AHRC-funded Listening to Birds project with Tim Ingold, which considered the ways that people relate to birds through sound. He was co-editor of the book Landscapes beyond Land: Routes, aesthetics, narratives (2012: Berghahn) and has published articles on conservation conflicts in Scotland, the anxieties of listening to birds in the Anthropocene, on more-than-human seasonalities and on place, atmosphere and bird sounds. Prior to his academic career, he worked on a nature reserve in eastern England. He has a lifelong interest in birds and spends much of his free time birding at his local patch, Girdle Ness in Aberdeen.
Looking for: COVID-19 experiences, bird migration, seasonality, rewilding, conservation

Keywords: anthropology, birds, atmosphere, seasonality, conservation