Multiple scales of human interaction with aquatic environments

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Session Date and Time: 
Thursday, 17 March, 2016 - 08:45 to 10:45
Harvill Hall, Rm. 3
Session Organizer(s): 
Erendira M. Quintana Morales - Rice University

Humans living near salt and freshwater bodies worldwide have developed different forms of interaction with aquatic environments. These interactions are investigated through various forms of evidence -- including but not limited to archaeological remains, historical records,  fisheries data, and local knowledge -- which in turn provide an understanding of human activities at multiple temporal and spatial scales. However, developing more nuanced understandings of human-environment interactions requires integrating knowledge across these scales; from daily activities to long-term continuous practices, across local, regional, and continental scales. This session explores the interconnection of multiple scales of human interactions with aquatic environments, with the aim of gaining a fuller understanding of these activities.