Beggs, Emily


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Grad Status: 
In the Field

I am interested in the interface of nutrition, behavior, and environment. My ethnographic and ecological interests include sustainable resource harvest, food sovereignty and linked social and ecological systems in the Americas. I plan to work with Pehuenche communities of South-Central Chile to study the annual harvest of Araucaria seeds, a major food resource among rural populations. I seek to understand how the availability of wild foods influences human communities and community ecology of temperate forests.