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Webinar: Integrated Land Use

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Check out this upcoming webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum:

Integrated Land Use: What Do Individuals and Societies Need From Landscapes? 
June 2nd, 2016
1:15- 2:45 pm

The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, culture, and many others. These tradeoffs are global, and sustainability scientists examine the telecoupled effects of globalization on traditional land management and societies.
This webinar will discuss the difficult balance we now face in feeding upwards of 9 billion while maintaining other ecosystem services, and between individual and societal benefits. Case studies will include grasslands and forests in northern and southern China, farm-forest-estuary interfaces in Maritime Canada, and crop-grassland agriculture in western North America and eastern Australia.
Panelists include:
  • Arizona State University  Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arianne Cease, who focuses on the ecology and physiology of organisms in coupled natural and human systems.
  • Josh MacFadyen, Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at ASU, whose work examines the social and ecological problems of energy in Canadian and U.S. agriculture, particularly during the transition from traditional to modern agro-ecosystems.
  • McGill University Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Brian Robinson, who focuses on how people meet their needs through use of ecosystems and resources, and the role this plays in development in poorer regions of the world.

Click here to register.

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