Join this talk as members of the research group, WetlandLIFE present their project that explored the ecological, economic, social and cultural values associated with wetlands in England to better understand how to manage change into the future.
Wetlands have always been an integral part of our landscape. Expanding and reinstating wetlands can bring many benefits to people and wildlife, but can also create concerns for local communities. Healthy wetlands provide important ways to mitigate short and long term impacts of climate change and can bring multiple benefits to people, particularly in relation to health and exercise. However, wetland expansion can also cause anxiety as people see landscapes change around them. For some communities wetlands may be viewed with trepidation, as associations with bogs, marshes and swampy terrain are connected with unwelcome insects, particularly mosquitoes.
WetlandLIFE is an interdisciplinary project utilising a range of natural and social science research techniques, as well as approaches from the humanities and the arts, to understand some of these values of wetlands from both an historical and contemporary perspective.
This is part of a programme of events that respond to Silt by Nika Neelova with Carolina Caycedo and Rachael Champion.
To book your place, please click the Book Now button above. This online talk will be hosted on zoom – the link will be sent 2 hours before the start time. Live captioning will be enabled during the talk. The event will be recorded. Please email P.Wright@Brighton.ac.uk with any questions.