Areas: Community-based natural resource management; watershed management; coffee value chains; land use/land cover change; political ecology; adaptation to climate change; globalization.

Research Interests: Economic and environmental anthropology, environmental governance, community-based conservation, institutional analysis, climate change adaptation, coffee production & consumption, value chains, belief systems, sustainability

My research explores human-environment interactions through a transdisciplinary approach encompassing environmental and economic anthropology, political ecology, institutional analysis, and participatory approaches. For the most part, I focus on the Latin American experience, including community-based forest and water management, coffee production and value chains, interactions between people and protected areas, governance of common-pool resources, adaptation to climate change, sustainability, globalization, and belief systems.

Political Science, Anthropology
PhD, University of Arizona, Anthropology, 1996
MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Anthropology, 1987
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, Anthropology, Biology and Philosophy, 1983