Forestry Hanover Seminar Series presents: Dr. Marla Emery, USFS Northern Research Station

Date: November 18, 2014
Location: 225 Natural Resources

Time: 4 p.m. (Refreshments at 3:50 p.m.)

Forestry Hanover Seminar Series presents:

Consuming the city: urban forests as components of the urban food system

Presented by:

Dr. Marla Emery
Research Geographer
US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station

Dr. Marla R. Emery is Research Geographer with the US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, where her research focuses on the role of forests in providing food and sustaining cultures in rural-to-urban environments, with particular emphasis on First Americans and New Americans.  Her recent work focuses on (human) foraging in cities, including New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.  Marla is National Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service’s Native Peoples and Climate Change Research Program and team leader for U.S. reporting to the International Convention on Temperate and Boreal Forests on the indicator addressing subsistence uses of forests.  She has worked internationally in México, Mongolia, Scotland, and several northeastern North American indigenous nations.  She has (co-)authored over 50 publications, which take a political ecology approach to the study of non-timber forest products and related topics.  Marla received her Ph.D. in Geography at Rutgers University, with a dissertation focused on the role of NTFPs in household livelihoods in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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