How do we study human impacts on environments when these are global and local at the same time? How can we combine the rich details and sensitivity to complex historical processes and specificity of place that we capture through ethnographic fieldwork, with global historical processes? And how can answering these questions help us live in a world where all environments have been fundamentally transformed by humans?
Global trout addresses these large questions by studying the colonial spread of trout from Britain across the globe in the second half of the 19th century, and the social and natural consequences in places such as South Africa, Argentina, Japan as well as in the UK.
At each site, a team of social scientists and natural scientists study histories of introduction and contemporary effects of trout. As such, the project also breaks new ground in interdisciplinary collaboration.
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Knut G Nustad holds lecture about the Global Trout project May 25, 2022
Knut G Nustad, who is fellow at the Stellenbosch Centre for Advanced Studies this term, gave a lecture where he explained the Global Trout project, and the South African part of it, to a wider audience.
Peter A Christensen with opinion piece based on his Global Trout research (in Danish) Apr. 19, 2022
- Friends. From the heart, think this through before your dreams become reality - the suggestions that are on the table will only prolong the nightmare we live in, writes Peter A Christiansen in a plea to danish sportfishermen.
Project Update: Online meeting, December 2021 Dec. 15, 2021
The Global Trout project groups met for three days in December to update each other on project activities.
Heather Swanson with bid to rethink ethnography as ecography Nov. 16, 2021
Heather Swanson explains why Environmental Anthropology needs earthmoving machinery in Stockholm, in a bid to rethink ethnography as ecography.
The project is funded with NOK 10.000.000 by the FRIPRO – Researcher Project Grant by the Norwegian Research Council.
The project will run between September 2019 and August 2023.