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Webinar: Integrated Land Use: What do Individuals and Societies Need from Landscapes?

Arianne Cease

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability and Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU

Josh McFadyen

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability/School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU

Brian Robinson

  • Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, McGill University

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.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. MST