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Nourish: A 360° Video Poem (Baltic Sea)

Nourish: A 360° Video Poem (Baltic Sea)

In this chapter from the virtual exhibition “Global Environments: A 360º Visual Journey,” Jesse Peterson’s 360° video presents both an environment and posthuman character from which the human cannot be disentangled, in the context of cultural eutrophication fueled by anthropogenic sources of pollution and climate change affecting the marine environment.

Salt Symbiosis on the Black Sea (Bulgaria)

Salt Symbiosis on the Black Sea (Bulgaria)

In this chapter from the virtual exhibition “Global Environments: A 360º Visual Journey,” Anna Antonova’s 360º video immerses the viewer in a unique habitat on the Bulgarian coast of the Black Sea: the salt flats in the Atanasovsko Lake near the city of Burgas. She considers these salt flats a natural symbiosis between humans and their coastal environment, which support traditional human labor, industry, and health while simultaneously providing critical avian and aquatic ecosystem habitats.

Understanding the Baltic Ecosystem - BASYS - Baltic Sea System Studies

This film presents the interdisciplinary and international project BASYS (Baltic Sea System Studies), financed by the European Union in the years 1996 to 1999, which investigated many aspects and influences of mankind activities on the ecosystem Baltic Sea as well as the natural influences such as climate and weather. A large database accessible to all scientists was collected during the project and should help in the future to distinguish between the natural and human effects upon the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.

"Watershed Encounters"

The author works on the notion of “watershed encounter” as a diverging point in history to analyze which watershed encounters shaped the Chesapeake Bay region. He argues that current restoration efforts, far from solving the current issues, only exacerbate them.

Gonzalez Carman, Victoria, and Maria Carman, "A Coexistence of Paradigms: Understanding Human–environmental Relations of Fishers Involved in the Bycatch of Threatened Marine Species"

Victoria Gonzalez Carman and Maria Carman focus on the interaction between a fishing community and a group of conservation experts in Brazil. They find that although fishers classify species according to their capacity to be exploited as a resource, they may also be willing to become strategic conservationists by negotiating with conservation experts to protect some of these species.

"Integrated Measures of Indigenous Land and Sea Management Effectiveness: Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Conservation Partnerships in Australia"

Looking at cases of Indigenous land and sea management in Australia, Austin et al. suggest four ways Indigenous groups and institutional investors can work together to establish meaningful criteria for ensuring effective conservation outcomes.


James Hatley’s article for the ‘Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities’ section discusses the horizon of the ‘Aion’ (as formulated in the four geological eons), and the fact that every species is linked in genetic kinship.