This program took place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Have you ever thought about the environmental politics behind your morning cup of coffee? Join Carleton Connects as Professor Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh, Department of Environmental Studies, presents “The Vulnerability and Resilience of Coffee Growers to Seasonal Food Insecurity”. In addition, she will also discuss land-use/cover change dynamics and ecosystem services provided by shade-grown coffee farms in Central America.
About the Speaker
MIKAELA SCHMITT-HARSH is the Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Liberal Arts in Environmental Studies. She received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and her doctorate from Indiana University. Her research focuses on land-use/cover change, carbon dynamics, and land use management activities in tropical rainforest ecosystems and coffee agroecological systems. Joining Carleton in 2012, Mikaela teaches courses on local and global perspectives on agroforestry systems, remote sensing of the environment, coffee ecologies and livelihoods, and urban ecology.