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Cross Disciplinary Seminar (Water Sciences Cluster)Campus Calendar

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Location: 148 Baker Lab

Event Description: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SEMINAR as part of the Water Sciences Cluster
Joshua Drew
Department of Environmental Biology
"Conflict and Collaboration in three Islands: Vieques, Viti Levu and Long Island"
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
148 Baker Laboratory

Abstract: Work in the CHAOS (Coupled Human and Aquatic Organism Systems) lab is increasingly focusing on the ways human populations and natural systems develop and sustain each other. However sometimes these relationships are contested. In this talk I will outline three ongoing projects in the lab, one looking at the relationship among international conservation NGOs and Indigenous communities living in mangrove forests in Viti Levu (Fiji), one looking at stakeholders’ perceptions of the value of oysters in Long Island (New York), and one, a new class focusing on the methods and models of conservation that have been carried out in the island of Vieques, (Puerto Rico). With these three examples I hope to tell a story of how local coastal communities exist, and thrive, on the shores of a vibrant ocean.

Gregory Boyer

Sponsor: EB, ERE, SRM, ES, CHEM, GRLC, and ORP

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