Restoration & Reciprocity: The American Chestnut Tree, Biotechnology and Native American Perspectives
Should we use a genetically engineered tree to restore the once-iconic American chestnut? How should such a decision be made? Who gets to make those decisions? Dr. Katie Barnhill-Dilling will discuss some of the complex perspectives about the restoration of the American chestnut tree, including those of some Native American communities in Upstate New York.
Dr. Katie Barnhill-Dilling is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, where she focuses on the social science of environmental decision-making.
The Lunchtime Discovery Series features educators, scientists, and other professionals working in a wide range of environmental fields. Lunchtime Discovery lectures are presented by the Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs in collaboration with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
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Lectures provide Criteria III credit or CEU’s for the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program.