SciCafe: Humans, Culture, and Climate Change

Part of SciCafe

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Three boats being paddled down a river in Madagascar are silhouetted against the sunset. Courtesy of Anmede/Flickr
How can we better understand the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment over time, especially in a time of rapid climate change?

Join Kristina Douglass, an archaeologist who investigates human-environment interaction in Madagascar, for SciCafe, where she will present her research on human culture, subsistence strategies, and mobility in the face of some of climate change's most devastating effects—resource scarcity, plant and animal extinctions, and unpredictable climatic conditions. Integrating archaeological, paleoecological, ethnohistorical, ethnographic, and biological data, Douglass will help us understand the dynamic relationship between human communities and their environment over time, creating a picture for the path human culture might take in the future. 

How to Watch

Please RSVP for this free program, and the link to view will be included in your confirmation email. 

This program will be presented on Zoom. Please install Zoom in advance to ensure you don’t miss any of the program. You can download Zoom by clicking here or by downloading for your mobile device or tablet from the App Store or Google Play

This event is hosted in collaboration with our Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series. 

 The Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series was established in honor of Dr. Mack Lipkin, Sr., by his many friends and admirers. Dr. Lipkin was a physician who was a gentle and powerful force in advancing the most humane and caring practices of medicine. 


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