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Grounds for Science – Life Finds a Way and The Impacts of Food Trade

Grounds for Science presents Product of Mexico: The Socio-Environmental Impacts of Food Trade featuring Sarah Hartman, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management & Life finds a way: How can humans and wildlife co-exist in an increasingly developed world? Featuring Dr. Christine Wilkinson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

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Date: 08/12/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom
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Cost: Free

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Product of Mexico: The Socio-Environmental Impacts of Food Trade

Step into any supermarket in the US and you are likely to find crisp spinach, creamy avocados, and sweet raspberries year-round. As US supermarkets have become increasingly able to provide year-round access to popular produce, other countries – such as Mexico – have become more prominent in growing produce for the US market. What impacts does this food trade have on Mexican growing regions and resource balances, especially with regards to water use? In this talk, Sarah will discuss the social and environmental impacts of agricultural resource use embedded in international food trade.

Life Finds a Way: How can humans and wildlife co-exist in an increasingly developed world?

Carnivores and other wildlife co-occur with people in even the most pristine landscapes, and interactions between people and carnivores can shape ecology and human livelihoods at many scales. Integrating local community perspectives and histories with data on ecology and animal behavior can help us to understand how humans and carnivores can share landscapes over the long term despite increasing human development and activity. We demonstrate a case study on human-carnivore interactions and carnivore movement in Nakuru County, Kenya, and explore how these ideas can be applicable to Bay Area human-carnivore relationships.

Speakers

Sarah Hartman

PhD Candidate Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Dr. Christine Wilkinson

Postdoctoral Researcher Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

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