Fall 2017 Lecture Scedule
Lepus alleni – Arizona’s Super Hare
Wednesday, October 11 6:00 p.m.
David Brown, Adjunct Faculty, UA Natural Resources Studies and ASU School of Life Sciences
This talk will summarize the natural history and habitats of the antelope jackrabbit. Past and recent studies into its ecology and biology will be presented along with some of its more interesting behaviors. We will also present what is know about the animal’s status and its successful competition with the closely related black-tailed jackrabbit.
***Nature, Love, Medicine – In celebration of Natural History***
Wednesday, October 18 6:00 p.m.
Thomas L. Fleischner, Ph.D., Executive Director, Natural History Institute with special guest readings by Alberto Burquez and Gary Nabhan
Join three veteran Southwest naturalists for this celebration of the healing power of natural history. Tom Fleischner is the editor, and Gary Paul Nabhan and Alberto Búrquez are contributors to the new anthology, Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness. All three will read excerpts from their essays, and then will engage in an open discussion with the audience.
Beyond Cattle and Grains: Adaptation to Global Change in Arid Rural Communities
Wednesday, November 8 6:00 p.m.
America Lutz Ley, Assistant Professor, Center for Development Studies, El Colegio de Sonora
People in rural Sonoran communities, as in other places of the world, adjust their behaviors not only in face of climate change, but in response to the combination of multiple types of stressors. This research shows that the livelihood profile -or what people do for a living- in the rural communities, importantly influences the type of stressors they perceive as a priority for adaptation. In general, modifications in the environment and climate events are perceived widely, but climate change as a large scale process is under-recognized in the Sonoran communities analyzed.
***10,000 years of Field Notes– A reading by Richard Felger***
Monday, Decembre 4th, 6:00pm
Join us for this special evening reading that highlights Richard's explorations and experiences of a life of adventure and miscief.
Borderlands Restoration: Bringing back Water and Wildlife to Foster a Restoration Economy along the US-Mexico Border
Wednesday, December 13 6:00 p.m.
Ron Pulliam, Founder and Science Advisor, Borderlands Restoration