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Shelby Riskin | Amazon Deforestation

November 18, 2019

10:00 am to 10:45 am EST

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Shelby Riskin | Amazon Deforestation

Shelby studies what happens when you turn wild places, like a tropical forest, into places that humans dominate, like a farms or city. In much of the world, humans converted wild places for their use many years ago - in Iowa, in the United States, for example, more than 95% of the land has been converted to human use over the last 200 years or so. In other parts of the world, this is happening now. In the Brazilian Amazon, for example, forests are being cut down and turned into farmland at a rapid rate. We have seen large-scale environmental problems following large-scale farming in traditionally farmed places, like Iowa, but do we see the same problems in tropical areas? Tropical areas are also often biodiversity hotspots, with many species that are found nowhere else on Earth. Shelby works in the Brazilian Amazon looking at all of these issues. She is also a mother of three, and focuses on conservation of wild ecosystems for them and all young explorers.

November 18, 2019

10:00 am to 10:45 am EST

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