"Bird Migration, Wetlands, and Global Environmental Crisis"

May 4, 10:00am - 11:30am
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki Hall A201

Dr. Emily O'Gorman, Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University in Australia, will discuss how the history of wetlands and bird migrations reveals emerging global environmental crises. The paper seeks to understand how wetlands are defined, protected, used and interact with bird and human demands and needs, focusing on Australia but with suggestions for global concerns and histories. Bird migrations, diplomacy, ideas about habitats and scientific expertise all converged during the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. O'Gorman is a scholar of Environmental History in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie. She is the author and co-editor of several important books on environmental and ecological histories. The talk is Free and Open to the Public

Event Sponsor
History, Mānoa Campus

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Peter Hoffenberg, (808) 956-8497, peterh@hawaii.edu

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