Carole Crumley (Emerita at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Taking Historical Ecology to Administrators and Policy Makers

How can the ongoing disintegration of ecosystems be halted, and these critical systems be rehabilitated? For scholars, the action list is long: increase the pool of expertise by engaging all relevant knowledge communities, collect rapidly disappearing data, analyze with both familiar and new methods, and apply the results of actionable science to policy and practice. This complex and urgent activity requires an integrated research framework with the flexibility to accommodate the global diversity of places, peoples, and processes and to examine future options. The seminar will focus on how practitioners could adjust practice to improve access to policy makers.