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Distinguished Geographer Lecture, Amazonian Dark Earths, Antoinette WinklerPrins

When
Thursday, Jul 30 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
What
Lecture & Readings
Where
Engineering Building - Map it
Room: 103
Sponsor
Environment and Society
Description
"Terra Preta do Indio." That's Portuguese for "Black Earth of the Indians" -- amazingly fertile, coal-black soil, created from ancient human activity, found in the Amazon Basin. How did it originate and does it provide evidence of long-vanished, advanced Amazonian civilizations? What could its fertility mean for tropical agriculure and are its carbon storage capabilities helping with climate change mitigation? Renowned Johns Hopkins University geographer Antoinette WinklerPrins visits USU Thursday, Nov. 7, and will explore these questions. WinklerPrins presents "Amazonian Dark Earths: Implications for Conservation and Development of the Region" as guest speaker for the Quinney College of Natural Resources' fourth annual Distinguished Geographer Lecture. Her visit is made possible by a grant from the Association of American Geographers Visiting Geographical Scientist Program and support from USU's Department of Environment and Society.
Open to
Students Alumni Faculty Staff Public 
Contact
Claudia Radel
435-797-0516
claudia.radel@usu.edu
Admission
Free!