Seminar to discuss role of social memory in climate change adaptation

April 13, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Southwest Madagascar has experienced dramatic climatic shifts for thousands of years, and the people living on the island have adapted to these changes by remaining mobile and relying on knowledge passed on through generations. Kristina Douglass, Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and assistant professor of anthropology and African studies at Penn State, will discuss the importance of local, Indigenous and descendant knowledge to climate change adaptation and sustainable practices during a seminar at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 14. The talk will be broadcast via Zoom.

Douglass’ talk is part of the Earth System Science Center’s spring 2021 Climate Dynamics seminar series and is given in cooperation with the Rock Ethics Institute. The climate dynamics 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 April 14, 2021