Keith M. Prufer

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.
2009, January 15–17
IHOPE–Maya: Tropical Sustainability from an Ancient ContextShort SeminarIHOPE–Maya: Tropical Sustainability from an Ancient ContextTen archaeologists interested in semitropical ecosystems and working primarily in the Maya Lowlands gathered to discuss what their data sets can tell us about the impact that early civilization had on the biophysical environment, as well as how such information can grant useful knowledge to humans living on an overexploited planet today.


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