Bruce Winterhalder

2016, January 26–28
Linking the Past to the Future: 2000 Years of Human Resilience and Socioecological Change in the Central American TropicsResearch Team SeminarLinking the Past to the Future: 2000 Years of Human Resilience and Socioecological Change in the Central American TropicsThis seminar brought together researchers from the NSF Human Social Dynamics project (Development and Resilience of Complex Socioeconomic Systems, 2008-2013) focused on understanding environmental change and human-environment relations in southern Belize. The primary goal was the modeling of dynamic human behavioral responses to environmental transformation, and linking these processes to climate dynamics, patterns of settlement, resource exploitation, agricultural intensification, competition, and polity stability.
2005, November 3–4
Short SeminarHunting and Gathering Subsistence Patterns and Climatic Change in the Late PleistoceneFive scholars met for a two-day seminar to assess climatic variability in the late Pleistocene and its impact upon human adaptations, including social organization. To better understand human adaptation during the late Pleistocene, participants reviewed archaeological findings and examined ethnographic and prehistoric hunter-gatherer adaptations.
1994
Historical EcologySAR Press PublicationHistorical Ecology: Cultural Knowledge and Changing LandscapesEnvironmental change is one of the most pressing problems facing the world community. In this volume, the authors take a critical step toward establishing a new environmental science by deconstructing the traditional culture/nature dichotomy and placing human/environmental interaction at the center of any new attempts to deal with global environmental change.


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