18 Sep

The Ecological Human

by Jennifer Dunne
Sept. 16, 2015
2015 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series – The Web of Life and the Ecological Human

Jennifer Dunne at SFI 2

Lecture 2 – See the video

Traditionally, most ecological research has studied ecosystems as separate from humans. In her second lecture, Dunne shows how humans fit into and impact ecosystems through their myriad interactions with other species. She then explores how the science of ecological networks can help meet the pressing need to understand the roles of humans in ecosystems, particularly in terms of resource use and consumption. With examples from pre-industrial hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, she will explore potential lessons for modern humans in fostering a more sustainable future.