Anthropogenic environments of the rainforest: a case study from Amazonia

Rainforest Redux - Virtual Seminar Series 2020-2021 - Seminar 7

  • Date: Feb 24, 2021
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Yoshi Maezumi
  • Location: Zoom
  • Host: Pan African Evolution Research Group
  • Contact: pan-ev.seminars@shh.mpg.de
Anthropogenic environments of the rainforest: a case study from Amazonia
The Speaker

The Speaker

Dr. Yoshi Maezumi is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam. Dr Maezumi has degrees in Anthropology, Archaeology, and Religious Studies and earned her PhD in Physical Geography (concentration in Palaeoecology). Her dissertation focused on Climate, vegetation, and fire dynamics in the Amazon. During her post-doctoral research, she developed an integrated approach to investigate the legacy of pre-Columbian land use, fire management and plant domestication in the Amazon rainforest. This research was published in high-impact journals including Science, Nature Plants, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Her current Marie Curie Fellowship Project FIRE: Fire Intensity in Rainforest Ecotones, implements state-of-the-art technology to examine the role of natural and anthropogenic fire in shaping rainforest-savanna ecotones in the Amazon and Caribbean islands. Dr. Maezumi aims to integrate insights from ancient land use to inform modern management policies for sustainable futures in tropical ecosystems.
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