Climate and People in Kalimantan
Dr Rajindra Puri, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Biocultural Diversity, University of Kent and Scientific Advisor to the Global Diversity Foundation
Chair: Kirsten Schulze, Associate Fellow Chatham House
Lunch will be available from 12:30. There will be a £10 charge.
Dr Puri's main research area is Indonesian Borneo where he studies ethnobiology and historical ecology. He also consults on CIFOR's 'Multipurpose Landscape Assessment' project and recently conducted ESRC funded research on 'Transmission of Penan Basketry Knowledge'.
He has numerous publications on indigenous knowledge, including a chapter on responses to El Niño in Borneo (Ellen 2007) and Deadly Dances in the Bornean Rainforest (KITLV 2005). He teaches environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and research methods in the UK, Austria, Netherlands, Malaysia, Brazil and South Africa.