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Trainees produce video essay

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Trainees produce video essay

Five IGERT trainees from the AMw3-IGERT representing four different disciplines collaborated to produce a video essay titled "Living with thirst: People and wildlife in southern Africa's variable climate." The video essay was presented at the first Millennium Conference of the Ecological Society of America entitled, "Water-Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice." The video was one of only ten invited films from a field of over 50 submissions. Filmed in South Africa, the video illustrated the importance of climate change and climate variability on the livelihoods of the Vende people in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Data analysis included environmental history interviews at the household level and analysis of precipitation patterns of the latter half of the 20th century.