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Emily Wakild gives invited talk on animal encounters and changing landscape value

Studio portrait of Emily Waklid.

Emily Wakild, a professor of history and program director for environmental studies in the School of Public Service, gave an invited talk at the Kennedy Center for International Affairs at Brigham Young University March 4 in Provo, Utah.

The talk, “How Animal Encounters Shape Landscape Value in Patagonia,” addressed the ways human and animal communities shape dynamic changes over time, discussing in part horses, huemul deer, pumas and mylodon (Pleistocene ground sloths). The work is drawn from Wakild’s research on field science and conservation in South America.