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A Talk with Charles Peters
The 2018 Earth Day Celebration at NYBG will be kicked off with a lecture by Charles Peters on his new book, Managing the Wild: Stories of People and Plants and Tropical Forests, co-published by The New York Botanical Garden Press and Yale University Press.
Drawn from ecologist Peters’ 35 years of fieldwork around the globe, the engaging stories in this book show how the best solutions for sustainable tropical forest management come from the people who live in them. No forest is pristine, as communities have been doing skillful, subtle forest management throughout the tropics for several hundred years.
Admission is free.
Please enter the Garden through the Mosholu Gate, 2950 Southern Blvd., Bronx NY, 10458, and check in at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library on the 6th floor of the Library Building.
About the Speaker
Charles M. Peters is Kate E. Tode Curator of Botany at the Institute of Economic Botany of The New York Botanical Garden and professor of tropical ecology (adjunct) at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Peters’ research focuses on the ecology and management of tropical forest resources.
Most of his work is done in close collaboration with local community groups. He has conducted long-term field research in the Peruvian Amazon, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil, and has directed community forestry projects in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Uganda, Cameroon, and most recently in Vietnam and Myanmar. Peters is the author of numerous publications, including The Ecology and Management of Non-timber Tropical Forest Resources (1996) and Systematics, Ecology and Management of Rattans in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (2014).