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The Ecology of State-Building: Moving Capitals in Indonesia
Indonesia will be among the first nations to initiate a climate-based migration: transitioning its rapidly sinking, flood-prone capital from densely-populated Java to Borneo, one of the richest and most imperiled cultural and biodiversity hotspots on Earth. The new capital will be situated across a vast landscape where indigenous and migrant communities and corporations collectively practice subsistence, commercial, and extractive land uses and livelihoods across a shared landscape that also holds key endangered species habitat. This historic migration will spur rapid, wide-ranging, and intersecting effects on the surrounding social, economic, political, and ecological landscape.

Presenter: Wendy M. Erb, Visiting Scientist and American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University

Part of the series "Migrations: A Global, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Species Examination"


Oct 28, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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