IASNR is excited to continue a series of webinars from the 2021 Virtual Conference. These webinars were highlighted by conference participants and IASNR Professional Development Committee members and will be available for all members on the IASNR website. The final webinar in this series is “Ecological Grief & Community Responses to Environmental Loss in the Anthropocene” and was organized by Claudia Benham (The University of Queensland) and Melanie Zurba (Dalhousie University). As the world experiences the increasingly acute effects of anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity loss, ecological grief – emotional suffering associated with the loss of valued environments – is becoming more widespread. The session brings together topics such as youth responses to climate grief, the relationship between ecological grief and artistic practice, and community experiences of grief and environmental loss in a discussion that highlights the deeply social experience of ecological loss, the relationship between ecological grief and place, and the intricate dependence of people on the environment, and each other.

This recording adds to the growing archive of IASNR professional development resources which are only available to members. You will need to be a current 2022 IASNR member to access these resources. Click here to learn more about membership. Please contact [email protected] if you are a prospective member without institutional support and are experiencing financial hardship.

The Professional Development Committee is keen to expand the webinar series, so if you have a suggestion for a future topic or would like to contribute to the series, please get in touch by emailing [email protected].

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~ IASNR Professional Development Committee