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We are privileged to have Prof. Alisson Flavio Barbieri from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil come speak to us about population and environment perspectives. Find below further details about the presentation.

Speaker: Prof. Alisson Flavio Barbieri, Associate Professor, Department of Demography and Center for Regional Development and Planning (Cedeplar), Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Topic: Population and Environment: Perspectives from Brazil

 Date: Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

Venue: RIPS Lecture Room

Time: 2PM

Abstract:

This presentation provides an overview of the field in Demography which focuses on the linkages between Population and Environment (PE). It is discussed how the field has been developed in Brazil and contributed to the international literature. A particular attention is given to two research topics: i) the recursive linkages between land use, deforestation and demographic dynamics in the Amazon, and ii) linkages between demographic dynamics, population vulnerability and the local, regional and global drivers of Climate Change.

Brief Biography:

Prof. Alisson Flavio Barbieri is an Associate Professor at the Department of Demography and Center for Regional Development and Planning (Cedeplar), Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He received his PhD in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include issues on population mobility; population and environment; human dimensions of global environmental change; population, development and planning; and population dynamics in the Amazon. 

Prof Barbieri has several publications in notable journals such as Population, Space and Place; Malaria Journal; and Population and Environment and has authored several books and book chapters. His forthcoming book chapter is titled 'Rural livelihoods, urbanization and incomplete population transitions in Brazil' to be published by Springer in the book 'Beyond Metropolis'. 

Since 2005, he has taught various graduate level courses on topics in demography and population and environment. He has also consulted and advised on a variety of national Committees and Councils focused on climate change, and population and environment. Prof Barbieri belongs to a number of national and international population associations and has been a member of the board of directors on the Brazilian Association of Population Studies (ABEP) since 2016.