Patrick Hurley to Speak at Ecological Research Workshop

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Patrick Hurley has been invited to participated in a long-term ecological research program workshop on mapping. The two-day training in Boulder, Colo., brings together researchers interested in working with local peoples and communities to understand ecological change.

Dr. Hurley also learned that an article co-written with collaborators Melissa Poe, Rebecca McLain, and Marla Emery has been accepted for publication in Human Ecology. The article titled Urban Forest Justice and the Rights to Wild Foods, Medicines, and Materials in the City examines the practices of wild plant foraging through case study research in Seattle, Washington. The findings demonstrate diverse ways city residents use products harvested from urban forests.