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Lunstrum presents webinar at Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Libby Lunstrum, research director in the School of Public Service, and her co-author, Elizabeth Havice of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill presented at the Arizona State University Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society Webinar on Aug. 24, 2023.

About the presentation

Title: The Political Ecology of Jurisdiction

Abstract: Recent scholarship has forged exciting connections across legal geography and political ecology, examining for instance how ecological processes are key to understanding how law and place co-constitute one another. In this presentation, we focus on an understudied aspect of these relations – the concept of jurisdiction – to build a political ecology of jurisdiction. We understand jurisdiction as the power to make decisions over defined spaces and more broadly the space of legal power. We draw from this and our work on rhino protection in Southern Africa, Tribal and state buffalo conservation in North America, and tuna and turtle management in the oceans to advance this new line of study.

Presenters: Libby Lunstrum is a Professor of Environmental Studies and the Research Director of Boise State University’s School of Public Service.

Elizabeth Havice is Bowman and Gordan Gray Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.