Dr Ben Beeckmans has dedicated his life to studying volcanoes – but it’s difficult to make science pay – even for itself. So he set up Ecoscience – a unique science centre and luxury lodge just outside the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. The lodge helps pay for the science centre – and the science centre enables students, scientists and professors to come together to collaborate and further their understanding of their chosen fields. But why Tanzania – and why this area of Tanzania in particular? Dr Ben Beeckmans, from Ecoscience …

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