Sam Gandy

Sam Gandy

Sam has a PhD in ecological science from the University of Aberdeen and an MRes in entomology from Imperial College London. He is a writer, speaker, amateur mycologist and has a lifelong love of nature and wildlife. He has been fortunate enough to conduct field research in various parts of the world including the UK, Kefalonia, Almeria, Texas, the Peruvian Amazon, Vietnam and Ethiopia. He also has experience of working in the psychedelic field, as a past scientific assistant to the director of the Beckley Foundation, and currently as a collaborator with the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. His research is focussed on the capacity of psychedelics to (re)connect our increasingly disconnected species to nature, for the potential betterment of humanity and the biosphere at large.

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Bison, boars, beavers and lynx: restore lost species to reinvigorate our world

Bison, boars, beavers and lynx: restore lost species to reinvigorate our world

We can co-create a nature-rich future by reintroducing precious wildlife

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Ecological restoration now

Ecological restoration now

Humanity’s post Covid invitation - can we heal the world to heal ourselves?

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 Psychedelics and nature connection

Psychedelics and nature connection

Magic mushrooms, ayahuasca and LSD can all act as catalysts of connection to the natural world

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The rightful return of the beaver to Britain

The rightful return of the beaver to Britain

The return of an iconic keystone species is cause for hope and celebration