Part of the Department of History's 2014-2015 lecture series, This Just In: History and the Headlines
Although the Canada-U.S. border has tightened in recent decades, that boundary seems far more porous when we look to nature. Stories about species migrations, food chains, and bioaccumulation blur the distinctions between nation states and even species. Environmental historian Joseph Taylor will narrate a set of ecological stories about human history and marine ecology to illustrate how pollutants have been traveling around the Salish Sea for more than a century.
This is a free event and is open to the general public. Reserve your spot using the form below.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Joseph Taylor is a Professor in the Department of History and an associate member of the Department of Geography at SFU. An Americanist and frontier historian, Dr. Taylor's research has focused on Pacific salmon fisheries and the history of modern rock climbing, changing ideas about the American West and the history of fisheries, fisheries science, and fisheries management on a global scale.