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Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Jin Yin

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"Land Use, Forest Composition and Social Dependence on Forest Products of a Traditional Miao Village: a Case Study in Guizhou, China." Jin Yin, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Science
In the last twenty-five years China has undergone dramatic changes in its economy as the country seeks modernization and development. The Miao, an ethnic minority people, who predominantly live in the forested regions of sub-tropical southern China have accumulated centuries of traditional knowledge in forest management. The discussion and study documents the land use, forest composition and social and economic dependence of a remote Miao village that still retains its traditions. The village is located within a National Ecological Reserve in Leishan County, Guizhou Province, in southwest China.  
Jin Yin is a  Ph.D. Candidate at the Environmental Science School. She that has a primary focus in biodiversity conservation, indigenous knowledge, land use change, forest policy, remote sensing and ecosystem services . She received her graduate degree from Yale University with a research focus in  Community-based Forest Management in China's Minority Areas .
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