PAGES will support the “Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes Workshop”, Bogotá-Colombia.

Coordinators: Dr Felipe Franco-Gaviria, University of Exeter and Dr Mónica Amador-Jiménez, University of Bristol                         
Disciplines: This workshop addresses the issues related to past environmental change and their effects on socio-ecological resilience in Andean Ecosystems. The workshop intends to integrate human sociocultural practices and long-term environmental change, incorporating a multi-disciplinary perspective in achieving this. The disciplines include but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, history, and paleo-science.
Dates: To be confirmed, potentially between December 2020 and February 2021
Venue: Bogotá, Colombia
Sponsors Past Global Changes PAGES

Researches from BioResilience project have been working on organising a workshop about “Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes” in Bogota, Colombia. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking on environmental histories of Andean ecosystems. During two days the workshop seeks to i) Study the magnitude and duration of environmental changes and their potential impact on humans and ecological processes in Andean ecosystems, ii) Build an interdisciplinary academic network on the understanding of the factors that have contributed to the resilience of the Andean ecosystems, and iii)Produce policy-relevant information through the knowledge of long-term environmental change and their effects in social and ecological resilience.

This initiative would be supported by PAGES (Past Global Changes) due to the interdisciplinary theme of the workshop and the use of a broad range of methods and techniques to tackle well-identified questions regarding the resilience of the Andean ecosystem. Thanks to PAGES for the support.

The program, as well as information about dates and applications, will be given soon. Due to COVID19-related travel and meetings restrictions, we recognise that the workshop’s timeline is subject to change. The organising committee of the workshop is doing their best to provide opportunities for a fruitful meeting. To provide alternatives, we are considering include virtuality in this issue, maybe do this meeting online. We are still planning the best options. We anticipate making a final decision by July 2020.   

Further information:

Go to the PAGES calendar, following the link http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2028-andes-wshop-20

Questions about the workshop can be emailed to the coordinators Felipe Franco-Gaviria: j.franco-gaviria@exeter.ac.uk and Mónica Amador-Jiménez: monica.amadorjimenez@bristol.ac.uk

Organising and Advising committee

Felipe Franco-Gaviria (University of Exeter, UK)

Mónica Amador (University of Bristol, UK)

Dolors Armenteras (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Ismael Garcia-Espinoza (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Naomi Millner (University of Bristol, UK)

Dunia Urrego (University of Exeter, UK)