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Tumamoc Hill Science Café: Beyond Cattle and Grains:  Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Change

Presentation Title: "Beyond Cattle and Grains: Adaptation to Climate and Socioeconomic Change in Rural Communities with Diversified Livelihoods in Sonora"

Presenter: America Lutz Ley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Development Studies, El Colegio de Sonora
                   2015 Carson Scholar, Agnese Nelms Haury Felllow

People in rural Sonoran communities, as in other places of the world, adjust their behaviors not only in face of climate change, but in response to the combination of multiple types of stressors. This research shows that the livelihood profile -or what people do for a living- in the rural communities, importantly influences the type of stressors they perceive as a priority for adaptation. In general, modifications in the environment and climate events are perceived widely, but climate change as a large scale process is under-recognized in the Sonoran communities analyzed.

The Science Café Series at Tumamoc Hill provides speakers on topics that relate to the science, history, archeology, and educational mission of Tumamoc Hill, located to the west of “A” Mountain, near downtown. The talks are held in the library of the old Desert Laboratory, the buildings that are roughly half-way up the Hill. The staff asks that you make a reservation for the Science Café so they can have sufficient shuttle service for the participants. 

Please contact Cynthia Anson at or 520-629-9455 to reserve a seat.

The University of Arizona's Tumamoc Hill, also known as the Desert Lab, is the world's oldest restoration ecology site. Tumamoc Hill is known for its long history of ecological research and archaeological importance, and its role in Tucson's history.

     Tumamoc Hill
     1675 W. Anklam Road.
     Tucson, AZ 85745

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tumamoc Hill, 1675 W. Anklam Road. Tucson, AZ 8745