Center for the History of Global Development
Juliane Schlag is a historical geographer investigating deciduous and boreal forest landscape changes in response to colonialism. For her Ph.D. she used archaeological, historical, and pollen-based information, recreating a vegetation history of New England linked to changes from Native Abenaki to settler land use.
Her current research project focuses on vegetation histories of areas in Northeast Asia that were deforested under Japanese, colonial rule in the early 20th century. Also interested in development studies, she will present part of her research on famine and attend the coastal city workshop organized by Shanghai University.