Environmental Education, Biological Diversity, and Resilience: Lessons from East Africa

Alex AwitiPresented by Alex Awiti
The Aga Khan University
Nairobi, Kenya

March 22, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Dewey Hall 1-101
University of Rochester`s River Campus

We live in an era in which humans are the globally dominant force capable of reshaping ecological and biogeochemical processes from local to global levels. What do we know and how do we educate one another about our relationship to nature and how do we create or enable adaptive renewal? During this discussion, Awiti will examine the changes in Lake Victoria's fisheries through the framework of a social-ecological system, which includes the links between human actions regarding upland deforestation, soil degradation, eutrophication in Lake Victoria, and the decline of cichlid fisheries.

Alex Awiti, PhD, is responsible for developing curriculum for undergraduate degree programs in ecology and evolutionary biology and earth and environmental sciences at Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions about this event, please contact David Hursh at [585] 275-3947 or dhursh@warner.rochester.edu.

Sponsored by the University of Rochester's Environmental Sustainability Cluster of the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies and Warner School of Education.

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