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October 2019

“Hidden Energy: Agriculture’s Long-Term Sustainability” – Professor Geoff Cunfer, University of Saskatchewan

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Hidden Energy: Agriculture's Long-Term Sustainability" Professor Geoff Cunfer, University of Saskatchewan Monday, Oct. 21 3:00 – 4:30 pm Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall For most of human history, farmers were society’s crucial energy suppliers. Agriculture set the limits of economic productivity. This pubic lecture explains how methods from sustainability science can reveal how farmers historically managed energy flows, maintained soil nutrients, and manipulated natural processes for human goals. How sustainable were past farm systems? Does history hold models for long-term agricultural…

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Supporting Climate Change Resilience Through Indigenous Archaeology: A Case Study from Passamaquoddy Homeland – Dr. Bonnie Newsom

October 22 @ 10:00 am
138 Sawyer Environmental Research Building, 138 Sawyer Env. Res. Building, University of Maine

Lecture Announcement Supporting Climate Change Resilience Through Indigenous Archaeology: A Case Study from Passamaquoddy Homeland Dr. Bonnie Newsom, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Maine Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10 a.m. Sawyer Environmental Research Building - Room 138 - Conference Room   Indigenous communities globally are challenged by threats to heritage resources due to residual effects of colonization, outsider encroachment on traditional spaces, and economic and political inequities. The effects of climate change add another dimension to these challenges,…

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November 2019

RESPONDING TO THE MENTAL HEALTH IMPACTS OF DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE – Jennifer First

November 14 @ 11:00 am
138 Sawyer Environmental Research Building, 138 Sawyer Env. Res. Building, University of Maine

Jennifer Frist, MSW, PhD Assistant Professor, School of Social Work University of Southern Maine   Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11am 138 Sawyer Conference Room Abstract:  Climate change and disaster events are growing reality in communities across the globe. Climate-change induced disaster events can cause significant psychological harm and result in a range of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder in individuals exposed to disaster events. Jennifer First will discuss her research examining the mental health impacts…

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