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Adaptive Human Migration in Changing Environments: Mobility Responses to Conservation, Climate, and Land Change

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Uris Hall, G-08 109 Tower Road

Institute of African Development Seminar Series

Jonathan Salerno is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, He is interested in knowing information on biodiversity conservation and rural smallholders in the tropics.

His current research examines how land resources and protected areas are utilized at local and national scales in Tanzania, including three areas of study. First, he is evaluating the presence and the extent of human migration around protected areas across Tanzania and the effects of community conservation projects on these movements. Second, he works with Sukuma agro-pastoralists in western Tanzania to model individual and household decision-making regarding mobility, land use, and conservation. Third, he collaborates with Savannas Forever Tanzania food security. His approaches include spatial analyses of demographic patterns and mechanisms as well as models and methods of decision making from human behavioral ecology.

Professor Salerno received a B.A. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and History from the University of Rochester. He received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California Davis.

Today he will be speaking about Adaptive Human Migration in Changing Environments: Mobility Responses to Conservation, Climate, and Land Change.


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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Anthropology, History, Africana Studies and Research Center, Institute for African Development, Diversity, Migrations


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