Welcome to NixonsCan, the blog of Dr. J. Ashley Nixon, photographer, filmmaker, writer, university teacher, and consultant in sustainability. My international career has allowed me to explore and experience life in many countries around the world and I continue to work on managing, better understanding and communicating on environmental and social issues.
I earned my Ph.D. in ecology by studying environmental changes associated with woodland restoration on the beautiful island of Rum in the Scottish Hebrides. Following a long career in the energy industry with Shell, I teach writing about images (photography) and sustainability at Mount Royal University, Canada.
I am currently writing a book and series of visual stories on sustainability themes such as food, energy, and water in Peru. I am a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
My other interests, which include music, writing poetry, art & design, also feature in my blogs.
Please also visit my photography and filmmaking website at www.jashleynixon.com