Online and in-person: Webb Library, University of Cambridge, 31 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The question of what is a forest runs through numerous environmental research and policy discussions. From international policy guidelines to morphological classifications of tree density and height, as well as species variation, spatial extent, and carbon-storage capacity, many definitions of forests can be tied to their role as resources (Chazdon, 2016). Yet many other forests also surface as cultural, social, ecological, more-than-human, and cosmological relations and worlds, which further complicate the question of what is a forest. This symposium engages with the “forest multiple” (cf. Mol, 2002) to consider the pluralistic mobilizations and inhabitations of forests across varying contexts.
Featuring Lydia Gibson, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Center for Science and Society. For full speaker list, please visit the event webpage.