Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Sustainability

Rebecca Bird

Rebecca Bird

Social Sciences
Professor of Anthropology
• Anthropology
Rebecca Bird

Research Description

My expertise is in a social-ecological system in the western desert of Australia, working with people who traditionally were hunters and gatherers. I have developed a theoretical conceptual model of sustainability as an emergent property of the ecosystem services that individuals supply as they pursue their livelihoods.

Teaching Description

ANTH 559 Human Ecology, is focused heavily on interdisciplinary and cross cultural approaches to livelihoods and sustainability.

 

Social Sciences

Keywords:

Livelihoods
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Ecosystem services
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Fire ecology