CANCELED: UCSC Alumnae and 2019 MacArthur Fellow and Genius Grant recipient: Stacy Jupiter
Come hear from an exceptional UC Santa Cruz Alum Dr. Stacy Jupiter.
Stacy is the Melanesia Regional Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based out of Suva, Fiji, where she previously directed WCS’s Fiji Country Program. Originally from the U.S., she completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and doctoral research at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at the University of Queensland (UQ) while on a Fulbright scholarship. Stacy first became interested in community-based management and conservation while serving as a Peace Corps rural fisheries volunteer in the tropical rainforests of Gabon, Central Africa. Broadly, the scope of Stacy’s work could be captured under the umbrella of integrated catchment-to-reef management, though this has taken various forms, including: evaluating effectiveness of locally-managed marine areas and integrated island management projects; undertaking spatial planning to achieve biodiversity and livelihoods outcomes; assessing downstream impacts of catchment modification on biodiversity and human health; and understanding drivers of resilience in Pacific coastal communities. Stacy was named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow and Genius Grant recipient.
For this evening, Stacy will speak on a systems approach to watershed management for health and well-being.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
DNA Comedy Lounge