Impacts of environmental and conservation policies on land use, livelihoods and wellbeing in Africa

Discussing findings with Maasai traditional leader (laigwenan). Image credit: Professor Katherine Homewood

  • Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth

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The next Mark Blacksell Public Lecture (with the Royal Geographical Society) will be presented by Professor Katherine Homewood, who will be speaking on the “Impacts of environmental and conservation policies on land use, livelihoods and wellbeing in Africa”. 

Katherine is a Professor of Human Ecology, based at the Anthropology Department of University College London. Katherine’s research focuses on the impacts of environmental policy for rural development in the global South, including land use, livelihoods and wellbeing, and has been supported by RCUK, EU and DfID. Her work combines both social and natural sciences, and champions co-production of research findings with local communities and stakeholders.

This public lecture is free to attend and does not require booking in advance.

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The Mark Blacksell Lecture, University of Plymouth, in association with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

The purpose of this series of lectures is to bring scholars working at the forefront of geography to the University of Plymouth to present their research to a public audience. The lecture series is named after the late Professor Mark Blacksell, a human geographer with unusually widespread interests and expertise. He was appointed Professor of Geography at the University in 1994, and served as both Head of the Geography Department and Dean of the Faculty of Science before he retired in 2003.

See details of previous talks in the series.

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