Paulo will discuss the preliminary results of his research project looking at the response of local actors and decision-makers from different municipalities to an environmental policy to halt deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
Laura Meneghel dos Santos will share a portion of her dissertation research.
For each person living in the Brazilian Amazon, there are three cows grazing today an area that was once forest. Join us for a screening of "Grazing the Amazon" to learn more.
Mahsa Khodaee discusses using multi-temporal Landsat satellite images to investigate the performance of Tasseled Cap Transformation (TCT) indices in capturing spatial and temporal trajectory of HWA-induced hemlock mortality and following sub-canopy regeneration.
All faculty and graduate students are invited to attend the short public portion of Alex Badillo's dissertation defense: Ancient settlement patterns and land-use dynamics in Quiechapa, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Visiting researcher Matthew Abel will discuss the impacts of civic associations in the lower Amazon during his seminar "Amazon developments: the impacts of public policy on rural social organization in Brazil's Amazon estuary."
Senior Lecturer Luke Parry from Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK, will discuss his research examining vulnerability in Amazonia from different disciplinary perspectives.
Jorge Luis Rios Allier will present his doctoral research project on cultural heritage management in Oacaxa, Mexico. Jorge is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Archeology and Social Context program in the IU Department of Anthropology.
Jordan Blekking, a doctoral student in the IU Department of Geography, discusses maize, the most important crop in Southern Africa, both in terms of agricultural productivity and food security.
Gabriela Santa Rosa, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Campinas (Brazil), will present her work on on-going changes in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil—specifically in relation to social movements enacted to protect areas of the forest.