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Socioecological Systems in Costa Rica: Challenges and Opportunities

Sustainability Series

Nilsa Bosque-Pérez

  • Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
  • University of Idaho

In this talk, Bosque-Pérez will showcase a research and education project conducted by the University of Idaho and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center in Costa Rica. Using case studies, she will discuss opportunities in the study of socioecological systems in the developing tropics and the challenges and rewards of conducting team-based research in an international setting.

Bosque-Pérez directs an NSF-IGERT project that evaluates resilience of socioecological systems in changing landscapes in Idaho and Costa Rica. Her research interests include sustainable agricultural systems, socioecological systems, and interdisciplinary graduate education.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.