Can people and nature find ways to thrive together in specific locales, such as Madagascar, and elsewhere? How do stories reflect and shape our worldview and help determine what lies ahead? The research that Dame Alison Richard has done in Madagascar leads her to conclude that Madagascar’s future is not without hope. The global story of our species does not have to end in disaster. Dame Alison Richard is widely known for her research and writings on the evolution of complex social systems among primates. Her work has taken her to Central America, northern Pakistan and, in particular, to the forests of Madagascar. A biological anthropologist, Richard specialized in the demography, ecology, and behavior of the Sifaka lemur (Propithecus verreauxi) -- a charismatic primate that lives in the spiny forests of southern Madagascar. Two of her books, Behavioral Variation: Case Study of a Malagasy Lemur (1978) and Primates in Nature (1985) established her as a leader in her field. RSVP REQUIRED.
While at IU, Dame Richard will be giving two lectures
- 3/31 Madagascar: Journeys Through Time. 7:30–9:00 p.m. in Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall
- 4/02 Partnership in Practice: Making Conservation Work in Madagascar. 7:30–9:00 p.m. in Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall
|Location||Harlos House [map]|
This event is restricted to Hutton Honors students.
|Cosponsors||This event is cosponsored by Wells Scholars Program.|
Reservations closed on Tuesday March 10th, 2020 at 3:00pm.