Seminar to discuss landscape diversity, food sovereignty in Indigenous Australia

March 23, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Researchers expect climate change to have a severe impact on individuals whose livelihoods depend on local plant and animal communities as changes in rainfall and temperature affect food sovereignty. Rebecca Bird, professor of anthropology at Penn State, will discuss the importance of controlled burning as a way for indigenous communities to increase dietary quality and foster environmental justice and autonomy during a seminar at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 24. The talk will be broadcast via Zoom.

Bird’s talk is part of the Earth System Science Center’s spring 2021 Climate Dynamics seminar series. The series focuses on the cutting-edge climate research being conducted in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and the Climate Science dual-title graduate program in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State. For more information about the seminars, visit the ESSC website.


Last Updated March 23, 2021