Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Landscapes of the Anthropocene - Erle Ellis: Managing Hybrid Human-Natural Systems

Date:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Q?rius Theater
Ground floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States
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Erle Ellis an environmental scientist and a professor of geography and environmental systems and director of the Laboratory of Anthropogenic Landscape Ecology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
 
For Ellis, human’s relationship with land stems from social and cultural behaviors – from our hunter-gatherer past, to our booming global industries today – and the changes on Earth’s landscapes reflect these societal behaviors and population pressures. But, it’s not all bad.

Learn more from Ellis as he shares his optimistic view: humans have the ability, and responsibility, to be Earth's stewards, managing hybrid human-natural systems towards better outcomes for both humans and non-human nature.

Watch the Video

Offered as part of the Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans 3-part series “Landscapes of the Anthropocene”, which explores our relationship with the land that sustains us. To see more programs, visit the Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans homepage.

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