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Allies for the Anthropocene: Spring Dialogue Series

C. Michael Barton

  • Professor of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity

Down on the (planetary) farm. How
do we manage a domesticated planet?

A monthly conversation about thriving in the Anthropocene, featuring innovative thought leaders from ASU and beyond

C. Michael Barton is Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Affiliate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University (USA). His research centers around long-term human ecology and landscape dynamics, integrating computational modeling, geospatial technologies, and data science with geoarchaeological field work. Barton has directed transdisciplinary research on hunter-gatherers and small-holder farmers in the ancient Mediterranean for over two decades, and co-directs research on human-environmental interactions in the modern world in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He also heads CoMSES Net (the Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences), an international research network to promote accessibility, open science, and best practices for computation in the socio-ecological sciences.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Meet and greet 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Dialogue 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.