Enhancing Diversity for Climate Change: The Future of Legume Varieties in Ethiopia - Morgan Ruelle

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Environment / Nature - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Suggested Audiences: Adult, College
Location:
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Clark University: Higgins University Center
Lurie Conference Room
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Cost: free
Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library
Description: Morgan Ruelle, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE), Clark University - He is a human ecologist who studies how biodiversity and indigenous knowledge contribute to food sovereignty and security in the context of climate change. His current research investigates the diversity of Ethiopia’s food legumes, including the effects of new roads and market access on farmers’ use of traditional varieties with climate-adaptive traits. He has worked with Lakota and Dakota elders from the Standing Rock Nation for more than ten years, and now is exploring the potential of ecological calendars to anticipate climate variability on the Northern Great Plains. Morgan received his B.S. in ecology & evolutionary biology from Yale University, and completed his master’s and doctorate in natural resources at Cornell University. - Seminars are open to all in the Clark community. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with speakers is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own brown-bag lunch if desired.
More Information: Website: http://www2.clarku.edu/departments/marsh/news/lectureseries....
E-mail: rjohnston@clarku.edu
Phone: 508-751-4619
Entered by: Lu Ann Pacenka (lpacenka@clarku.edu)

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Created: September 11, 2018 at 1:51 PM
Last Modified: March 14, 2019 at 9:24 AM

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