Adaptation: Asian Carp of Kentucky
- Alizé Carrère
- Subject Matter
- Climate Change
Asian Carp of Kentucky: In this episode of ADAPTATION, Alizé travels to a small town in western Kentucky to meet Angie Yu, a Chinese-American entrepreneur who is finding new ways to manage the invasive Asian Carp problem in the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. While Americans may want nothing to do with this bony fish, other parts of the world consider carp a resource – one to be cherished and celebrated. Can Americans learn to do the same?
Alizé Carrère is a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD student researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. Raised in a house wrapped around a 300-year old oak tree, her childhood primed her for a unique perspective on what it means to live in a dynamic environment. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. at McGill University in Environmental Sciences and International Development, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resource Management. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on the relationship between electronic waste and water pollution in Israel and Palestine.