OPEN AND FREE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
Thursday 29 May 2008, 4- 5:30pm
Seminar Room, Centre for Innovation, 87 St. David St.
Dr. Charlotte Chambers
In this talk, Dr. Chambers will present the findings of her PhD research which investigated the practices and politics of conservation in the context of giant clam management in the atoll environment of Tongareva, northern Cook Islands.
Theoretically, the work was located in political ecology/nature-society studies and methodologically drew upon a diverse range of approaches including policy review and key player interviews, the tracing of exchange networks, participant-observation and in-situ interviews about local management practices, and a scientifically-based ecological survey of the lagoon’s clam stocks.
Dr. Chambers completed her PhD in human geography at the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and currently works as a lecturer in the Geography department at the University of Otago.
Dr. Chamber's research interests lie in the general area of society-environment relations with a specific emphasis on the politics of environmental and resource management. Previous research has examined visualizing technologies, human-animal relations and politics of biodiversity conservation in Scotland and New Zealand.
This seminar is Seminar 6 in the Te Hao Mātauranga series.