SEAH: "Historical Perspectives on Problematic Human-wildlife Encounters"

April 21, 2017

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"Historical Perspectives on Problematic Human-wildlife Encounters"

Simon Pooley

April 21, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 pm
MIT E51-095
cnr of Amherst and Wadsworth Street, Cambridge

Thinking about human wildlife conflicts requires an interdisciplinary approach that combines methods from the humanities, social and natural sciences. These approaches bring different methods and kinds of evidence to help us think about social and ecological events, trends and cycles at a range of scales: a key challenge is to identify where impacts result from the conjunctions of these. My talk will ground these rather abstract observations with examples of how I am working towards a more interdisciplinary but essentially historical approach to understanding human relationships with Nile crocodiles in Africa.


Dr. Simon Pooley is Lambert Lecturer in Environment (Applied Herpetology) in the Department of Geography at Birkbeck College, University of London