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  • Date and time: Tuesday 21 January 2020, 12pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: SLB/206 , Spring Lane Building
  • Audience: Open to staff, students
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

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Everyone knows about the impact of smoking tobacco on health, but what about where it comes from, how it is produced and who grows it? Eleanor discusses results from her research in south-west Tanzania, where growing tobacco has shaped the region since the 1960s. The consequences of tobacco cultivation on people, biodiversity and ecosystem services will shape the future here too.

Eleanor's research addresses the impacts of land use change from agriculture on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Her research identifies ways in which land can be managed sustainably with multiple benefits for biodiversity and agricultural productivity. She works in Tanzania, Malawi and Vietnam in savannah, woodland and forest ecosystems.

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  • Wheelchair accessible