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  • Exploring multispecies relationships by walking 'with' the forest in Sri Lanka

    Graduate student Emma Lundin sitting on a boulder with the forest behind her

    Emma Lundin, a U. of I. doctoral student in tourism, spent two months in a rainforest reserve in Sri Lanka shadowing forest guides. Lundin sought to understand how the guides interact with other-than-humans to create tourism experiences. Tourists’ encounters with life forms and organisms that flourish in these spaces can have long-lasting and devastating consequences, which makes it critical to study these interactions and understand tourism as more-than-human, Lundin wrote.

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