I had the pleasure of sharing my work for the Society of Range Management – BC Chapter’s Range Flash webinar series. The video is now posted: https://youtu.be/O_vKydpXcSY
New research on the use of historical documents and methods in environmental science
Very proud of this collaboration started by the Institute for the Study of Ecological and Evolutionary Climate Impacts (ISEECI)!
Paulson, T., K.C. Brown, and P.S. Alagona. 2020. The test of time: Using historical methods to assess models of ecological change on California’s hardwood rangelands. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2020.1782168
Let me know directly if you do not institutional access; I have limited download links 🙂
Special issue on Food and Social Conflict in history
I am delighted to announce that a special issue of Zapruder World on food and social conflict is now freely available online: Food Fights: The Politics of Provisions in Global Perspective
The volume was edited by Brian Griffith, Kashia Arnold, and myself, and it features authors from four continents!
The NRS History and Archive Project Website is live!
After five+ years of work the NRS History and Archive project website is live for your archival research!: University of California Natural Reserve System History & Archive Project
The University of California’s Natural Reserve System (NRS) is the most extensive system of university-run biological research field stations in the world with 39 sites representing every major ecosystem in California. The first reserve site was founded in 1937, and the reserves came together into the NRS in 1965.
The UC NRS History & Archive Project aims to identify, preserve, and make aid in the use of all historical materials held on NRS sites or held elsewhere and pertaining to the NRS and its role in the development of environmental knowledge for over three quarters of a century.
Please see our published works from the project:
Peter S. Alagona and Tim Paulson, “From the Classroom to the Countryside: The University of California’s Natural Reserve System and the Role of Field Stations in American Academic Life,” Landscape and the Academy: Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Series, ed. Jon Beardsley and Daniel Bluestone (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, 2019), 207-228.
Kelly Easterday, Tim Paulson, Proxima DasMohapatra, Peter Alagona, Shane Feirer, and Maggi Kelly, “From the field to the cloud: A review of three approaches to sharing historical data from field stations using principles from data science,” Frontiers in Environmental Science 6 (2018).
Oral history transcripts with BC butchers available
Transcripts from oral history interviews I conducted with butchers, meatpacking workers, and veterinarians in BC are available at the University of Victoria Special Collections: Call Number TS1970 P38 20100
Please also see my published work from the collection: Tim Paulson, “From ‘Knife Men’ to ‘Streamlining with Curves’: Structure, Skill, and Gender in British Columbia’s Meatpacking Industry,” BC Studies 193 (Spring 2017).