School of Life Sciences Isabella Aiona Abbott Lecture Series

November 4, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Bilger 150 Add to Calendar

Dynamic Human-Environment Interactions in Island Ecosystems: The Contribution of Archaeology

Professor Patrick Kirch

Professor Kirch will draw upon several case studies from Polynesia to illustrate how archaeologists working collaboratively with natural scientists have elucidated the ways in which human societies in the region have interacted with their island ecosystems over time spans of centuries and millennia. As human populations have modified formerly pristine island environments, they have also had to adapt their societies and practices of land use and resource management. Professor Kirch, born and raised in Hawaiʻi, taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1989-2014. He returned home and joined the UH Mānoa faculty in 2019.

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