College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming CNR Events 9/24/12

September 24, 2012

I. CNR Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Louise Fortmann - Tuesday, October 2nd, 12-1pm

I. CNR Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Louise Fortmann - Tuesday, October 2nd, 12-1pm

CNR's Office of Instruction and Student Affairs is launching a Faculty Brown Bag Lunch series to help facilitate interactions between undergraduates and faculty outside of the classroom. What do they do when they're not teaching? How did they get to where they are today? What are their hobbies and interests? How did they get involved in their research? We invite all undergraduate students in CNR to sign-up to participate and get to know our faculty better.

We are excited to welcome Professor Louise Fortmann from the ESPM department for this inaugural event on Tuesday, October 2nd, from 12-1pm. We will select 10 students under a lottery system to join Professor Fortmann for a brown bag lunch; students: this means bring your own lunch, we'll provide a sweet treat for dessert.

Professor Fortmann's research (taken from her website):

My students and I study the outcomes of natural resource use and management for individuals and for communities. My own research is located in northern California and southern Africa. My students work all over the world. Our combined research addresses five interrelated questions:

• Gender- how do women and men differ in their access to, control of, management of and responsibility for providing natural resources and natural resource products. What are the social and ecological results of these differences.

• Property-how are property rights and claims to natural resources structured and distributed and how does this affect people/communities dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods?

• Poverty--what is the extent, nature and distribution of poverty among natural resource dependent households and communities and what causes it?

• Community control of natural resources- what factors facilitate or impede community control and management of natural resources? What are the social and ecological outcomes of community control and management of natural resources?

• Knowledge production- under what conditions are participatory research methods effective? What social structures and processes facilitate successful collaboration between professional and civil scientists

Sign up to enter the lottery at if you're interested no later than 11:59pm PDT Thursday, September 27, 2012. Students will be notified by email on Friday, September 28 if they've been selected and will be given the location of the event.