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Starker Lecture: Beyond the Land Ethic: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Forest Management and Conservation, A Native American Perspective

Speaker: Cristina Eisenberg, Graduate Faculty, College of Forestry, OSU

Dr. Eisenberg will share her personal journey and lessons learned as a Native American woman in science, from her early academic work with mentor Nina Leopold Bradley, to her work with Indigenous people globally as Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute, to the work she is doing today in North America, building respectful collaboration between Tribal Nations and US and Canadian federal governments to restore degraded ecosystems and empower Indigenous communities. She will explore the concept of forest resiliency, what it meant to Aldo Leopold and his family, and how this concept was strongly inspired by the Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) held by Indigenous people globally about living rightly and sustainably on the earth. She will discuss how TEK that supports Tribal Nations’ treaty and sovereignty rights can be applied to conserve the forests of the future in our rapidly changing world.

Wednesday, February 16 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Peavy Forest Science Center, 117 3100 SW Jefferson Way

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Research, Sustainability






College of Forestry
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Jessica Fitzmorris

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Anna Elledge 9/2/2021

will this be streamed as well ?