SESYNC Seminar - Redefining our relationship to nature: Alternative environmental metaphors and socio-environmental synthesis

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Presenter: 
Dr. Brendon Larson - Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Dept. of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo
Time of Event: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 14:00

SESYNC - 1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD

Redefining our Relationship to Nature: Alternative Environmental Metaphors and Socio-environmental Synthesis

Our approach to conservation—and to nature—is shaped in part by our metaphors. In this presentation, I examine alternative ways of conceptualizing invasive species (e.g., “invasional meltdown” versus “novel ecosystems”) and evaluate their implications for socio-environmental synthesis and, more broadly, for our relationship with nature.

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