Two special lectures by guest speaker Dr. Jean Paul Metzger, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil: "A framework to optimize biodiversity restoration efforts based on landscape cover and connectivity." Monday, April 22 at 3:30pm in Newins-Ziegler Hall, Room 112 and "Lessons from the new Brazilian Forest Code: How science can be used to influence policy decision." Wednesday, April 24 at 2pm in Grinter Hall, Room 404.
Special Lecture February 11, 2013 The Global Research Network on Women & Sustainability; The Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation; and The Tropical Conservation and Development Program present the special lecture: “Gender issues in sustainability: Visions from the Feminist South” By Dr. Verónica Vázquez-Garcia, Department of Rural Development, Colegio de Postgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas, Mexico.
TCD Special Lecture "Building Higher Education Capacity in Brazil: The Role of CAPES" (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior / Brazil's National Funding Agency for Graduate Education) By Dr. Denise Neddermeyer, former director of CAPES International Affairs. January 30, 2012 @ 3:30 pm in Criser Hall Auditorium.
The 2011 Schmink Dissertation Award Seminar February 2, 2012 @ 4pm in Grinter 376. Dr. Simone Athayde will officially receive the 2011 Schmink Dissertation Award and present the Seminar “It’s the Same, but it’s Different: Displacement and the Dynamics of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Brazilian Amazon.”
Fall 2011 Conservation and Development Forum (CDF) "From Top-Down to Bottom-Up: The Key Challenges Facing Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Southern Africa" November, 18 @ 2 pm in NZ 376
"Contested discourses, knowledge, and socio-environmental conflict in Ecuador" By Dr. Karen Buchaman 9/ 20/11
TCD and TCD SG Special Lecture "Research opportunities in the Biosphere Reserve Los Petenes, Mexico" 9/7/11
“The influences of landscape change on the nearshore ecosystem in southern Chile" By Tracy Van Holt, SNRE & TCD Alumna 2009; 2010 Marianne Schmink PhD Thesis Award Presentation Recipient.
“La Paz on Foot: Experiences in TCD-informed Environmental Education and Ecotourism in Bolivia” By Stephen Taranto, MS Interdisciplinary Ecology & TCD, 2000 – 4/11/11
"Culinary Heritage of the Sierra Tarahumara: The potential of gastronomy for biodiversity conservation" By Dr. Robert Bye, National Autonomous University of Mexico – 3/28/2011 *Co-sponsored by TCD*
“Challenges in Adaptive Management of Riparian Ecosystems" By Dr. Carl Walters, Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia in Canada – 02/25/11 *SNRE Special Seminar co-sponsored by TCD*
Conservation and Development Forum (CDF) "Exploring Social and Environmental Dimensions of Health in Africa and Latin America: The View from Anthropology" – 02/17/2011
“Manatee Conservation in the Rio Negro Region, Brazilian Amazon“ By Cristina Tófoli, Manatee Conservation Project Coordinator, IPÊ – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research) – 02/10/2011
"Working through environmental conflict: The collaborative learning approach" By Dr. Steven Daniels, Program Leader for Community Development in University Extension and Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology; and in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University – 11/17/2010 – *Event co-sponsored by the UF Water Institute*
Watch a video of Dr. Steven Daniels' lecture here.
TCD Special Seminar "Scenarios, Modeling, and Institutional Arrangements in the Brazilian Amazonia" By Dr. Ana Paula Aguiar, Researcher at INPE (Brazilian Institute of Space Research) – 10/21/2010