Talking Vegetal Geographies

Apr 8, 2019 - 11:17am

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I was invited to present at a panel session on Vegetal Geographies at the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting held 3-7 April in Washington D.C. As I’m trying to reduce my flying (certainly not claiming sainthood here!), I offered to present by video. The question posed for panellists by session organisers Paul Moss, University of Minnesota, and Megan Betz, Indiana University, was “Vegetal Geography: Is it a thing?” (see p277 of the AAG Program). For those who missed it and others interested, the 4 minute video is below. It was filmed in Melbourne’s Lincoln Square park, the closest vegetated patch to the School of Geography, University of Melbourne (thanks to Olivia Dun for technical assistance).


Some links to my core publications on this very topic:

Head, L. 2017 The Social Dimensions of Invasive Plants. Nature Plants 3: 17075.

Head, L., Atchison, J., Buckingham, K. and Phillips, C. (eds) 2016 Vegetal Politics: Belonging, practices and places. London and New York: Routledge.

Head, L., Larson, B.M.H., Hobbs, R., Atchison, J., Gill, N., Kull, C. and Rangan, H. 2015 Living with invasive plants in the Anthropocene: the importance of understanding practice and experience. Conservation and Society 13: 311-318.

Head, L., Atchison, J. and Phillips, C. 2015 The distinctive capacities of plants: re-thinking difference via invasive species. Transactions Institute of British Geographers, 40(3): 399-413.

Head, L., Atchison, J., Phillips, C. and Buckingham, K. 2014 Vegetal politics: belonging, practices and places. Social and Cultural Geography 15(8): 861-870.

Head, L. 2012 Decentring 1788: beyond biotic nativeness. Geographical Research 50: 166-178.



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