Dr. Anna Varga comes to the RCC from the MTA Centre for Ecological Research, in Hungary. She is a biologist-ethnobiologist with interests in the history and recent development of the silvopastoral systems in Central-East Europe. She holds a PhD from the University of Pécs (2018). In 2011, she participated in the Global Environmental Summer Academy, which was hosted by the Rachel Carson Center. This course, along with several international ethnobiology events, influenced her work deeply. Anna has been involved in multiple international agroforestry research initiatives over the last few years. Her work was one of the main influences on the forest grazing issue in Hungarian forest policy, enabling successful advocacy for changes in the most recent Forest Law (2017). She is delighted that, after 60 years, forest grazing is permitted again in some places in Hungary. Anna is an active teacher and environmental educator and has lived relationships with rural communities. Her research explores questions of ethnobiology, landscape history, environmental education, childhood, and processes of separation and (re)connection with nature.
Shepherding the Wild: Unmaking and Remaking Hungarian Wood Pastures
Lunchtime Colloquium Video - "Shepherding the Wild: Unmaking and Remaking Hungarian Wood Pastures"