One Health Fall Seminar: Dr. Liz Kramer
Dr. Kramer presents “Sustainable Food System Initiative: Feeding the World without Eating the World “ on October 14, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175 (Reception to follow).
Dr. Liz Kramer is the founding director of UGA’s Natural Resources Spatial Analysis (NARSAL) Laboratory in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is a Public Service faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. For almost 20 years NARSAL has been involve in conducting research, training and outreach in the application of geospatial technology to natural resource management and planning. Recently, Liz has added a new challenge in leading the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI) at UGA. SFSI creates a physical and intellectual space for using a systems approach in 1) conducting interdisciplinary data-driven research that addresses interactions at multiple scales between food systems, the environment, and human health; 2) engaging students in interdisciplinary, experiential education; and 3) providing life-long educational opportunities to consumers and the people that support the food system.
Liz’s recent research involves understanding temporal and spatial dynamics of landscapes in providing an array of ecosystem services. She has a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research activities, which include projects in agricultural, urban, and natural systems in areas such as stormwater management, coastal resiliency to climate change, wetland mitigation and restoration, biodiversity management, and enhancing the role of beneficial insects in agricultural systems. She holds a BS in Forest Management from Michigan State University, a Master in Forest Science from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a PhD in Ecology from University of Georgia.
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