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March 2, 2021

Jeffrey Hoelle and Nicholas Kawa argue that centering the Anthropocene on Homo sapiens limits our understanding of the environment

"More than Human" by Jim Logan.  UCSB Current.

October 14, 2020

Graduate Student, Jordan Thomas, Publishes Op-ed in LA Times:

"The New Line of Attack on Climate Science in the Age of Megafires."

Spring, 2020

Cultivating Communities Website Published

Features research created by students in ANTH 197JH, Winter 2020.  Includes work on Chumash place names surrounding UCSB and other topics related to local human environment interactions.

August 23, 2020

"That Anthro Podcast Shines a Spotlight on UCSB Anthropology Department"

Article in the Daily Nexus mentions Professor Jeffrey Hoelle and That Anthro Podcast

August 5, 2020

"Cattle Culture in Amazonia with Dr. Jeffrey Hoelle"

Gabriella Campbell interviews Professor Hoelle on That Anthro Podcast

July 28, 2020

"Amazon Land Grabbers are Destroying Brazil Nut Groves for Cattle Pasture"

Fabiano Maisonnave draws on Hoelle's research to explain deforestation in Amazonia in Climate Home News.

July 9, 2020

"The Next Trend in Food: Edible Insects"

UC system news page picks up Mackenzie Wade and Hoelle's article about edible insects.

July 2, 2020

"Plugged Into Bugs"

UCSB Current press release for article published by graduate student M. Wade and Hoelle.

May 27, 2020

"UC Santa Barbara Campus Sustainability Champion: Jeffrey Hoelle"

UCSB Sustainability Newsletter includes interview with Hoelle on his "Sustainability Champion" award and how his focus on "cultivating socio-ecological communities" relates to research and teaching in Isla Vista.

Spring, 2020

"Gardening and Foraging in Isla Vista"

Word magazine issue 40 focuses on IV Ethnobotany Project, a site run by students under Hoelle's supervision, which encourages appreciation for ecological knowledge and local social and environmental histories.

May 6, 2020

"Brave New Online World"

UCSB Current profile of innovating teaching practices following shift to remote teaching, focusing on Hoelle and other UCSB professors.

January 27, 2020

"Shearing Gaia: The Cultivation of Land and Body Covers in the Brazilian Amazon"

Announcement of invited lecture at Cambridge Latin American Studies Open Seminar.

December 20, 2019

"Humans in 2019: From Discoveries to Disasters"

Article in Sapiens anthropology magazine by Nicola Jones includes Hoelle's op-ed on Amazonian fires.

October, 2019

"The Brazilian Development Agenda Driving Amazon Devastation"

Article in The Lancet Planetary Health by Mat Hope based on interview with Hoelle on

Amazonian destruction and fires.

August 28, 2019

"American Anthropological Association Tweet"

American Anthropological Association (AAA) tweet mentions LA Times op-ed by Hoelle about Amazonian fires.

August 27, 2019

"Chart of the Day: The Amazon is Burning, But Not Everyone Cares"

Article in Mother Jones quotes Hoelle's op-ed in LA Times.

August 28, 2019

"Local Anthropology Professor and Animal Planet Host Share Their Thoughts on Amazon Fires"

KEYT News includes Hoelle interview on the topic of Amazonian fires.

April 6, 2019

"Coverage of Agrocultures Conference and Hoelle's Presentation"

Coverage of Agrocultures Conference and Hoelle's presentation in Leticia, Columbia on Amazonia Lattitude website.

December 21, 2018

"Brazil's Amazon Forest is in the Crosshairs, as Defenders Step Up"

National Geographic article by Andrew Revkin includes interview with Hoelle.

November 3, 2018

"Ex-reduto do PT, Acre da a Jair Bolsonaro major votacao relativa"

Folha de Sao Paulo, the largest newspaper in Brazil quotes Hoelle on the surprising outcome in Brazilian presidential elections and the shift in Acre, which had previously voted for the Worker's Party.