Ph.D. Candidate. Anthropology and HDNRE

Research Interests

Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, maintenance of anthropogenic environments associated with subsistence economies, plant domestication, resource choices, and issues of sustainability. Additional research interests include textile and pottery technology.

About Jen

Jen's dissertation work focuses on the use, (potential) management, and sustainability of fuelwood supplies along the South Florida coast. Jen is currently analyzing wood charcoal from the Pineland Site Complex (AD 200-1500) located on Pine Island in Charlotte Harbor near Fort Myers. This site is open to the public. Her research will document changes in fuelwood use through time, highlighting any impacts and changes to the local environment and availability of local wood resources. This research will contribute to larger topical concerns of environmental change and their effects on coastal habitats (i.e., mangrove forests) by establishing a 'deep history' baseline. Worldwide, mangrove forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and avenues to sustainable resource management and conservation are urgently needed. 

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