As part of the course Sustainable Forestry and Agroforestry in the Tropics (FOR-276), visiting Hon. Prof. Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg will give the lecture: Swidden Agriculture: Swidden agriculture: demise of persistence? On the transitions of a controversial land-use system.
Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt is Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Freiburg University, Germany, since 2015. He was Director of the Mountain Societies Research Institute at the University of Central Asia (UCA) between 2015-2017 (University of Central Asia, in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic). Prior positions include Professor at the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Kunming, China (since 2009), Associate Professor with the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (2002-2009), Senior Lecturer at the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University, Germany (1998-2002). Dr Schmidt-Vogt studied Geography and English in Germany and Canada, and obtained his doctoral and postdoctoral degrees at Heidelberg University, Germany.
With over 30 years of research experience in Asia, his research interests include forest-farming interactions, multifunctional landscapes, integrated land-use systems, and land-use change and livelihoods in mountainous areas.
You are all warmly welcome to the lecture