Event: Graduate Student Workshop and Public Lectures: Urban Animals Past and Present

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October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Monica L. Smith and Pamela Yeh
smith@anthro.ucla.edu & pamelayeh@ucla.edu


UCLA La Kretz Garden

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Urban Animals Past and Present
Graduate Student Workshop and Public Lectures

Saturday October 20, 2018
UCLA La Kretz Garden

Cities are full of animals: wild and domestic, tame and feral. In this workshop, we will focus on all of the ways that animals exist within human urban ecosystems as sources of food, companionship, and aesthetic pleasure, and how animals also act as scavengers, nutrient recyclers, and vectors for the transmission of diseases such as plague, rabies, and monkeypox. Given the global and rapid pace of urbanization, these phenomena constitute a critical component of urban studies as well as animal management strategies.

9:00-12:00  Graduate student presentations (if you would like to participate, please submit a five-page,
double-spaced summary of your dissertation research no later than October 1, 2018)

Lunch break

2:00-5:00  Public presentations by
   Judy Stamps (University of California, Davis)
   Levent Atici (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
   Ian MacGregor-Fors (INECOL Institute of Ecology, Veracruz, Mexico)

Reception to follow

For further details please contact co-organizers
Monica L. Smith (smith@anthro.ucla.edu) and Pamela Yeh (pamelayeh@ucla.edu)

Sponsored by:
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Department of Anthropology,
UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies
UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, UCLA Department of Urban Planning