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Current Researchers

 

Arun Agrawal
Professor
University of Michigan

Education:
Ph.D. (Political Science) Duke University, 1992
M.A. (Political Science) Duke University, 1988
M.B.A. (Development Administration and Public Policy) Indian Institute of Management, 1985
B.A. (History) Delhi University, 1983

Projects:
Environmental Policy Decentralization – International Forestry Resources and Institutions – Logging, NGOs, and Forest Cover in Congo

Connect:
arunagra@umich.edu
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Suhyun Jung
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

Education:

Ph.D. (Applied Economics) University of Minnesota, 2015
M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) University of Tennessee, 2009
B.S. (Food and Resource Economics) Korea University, 2007

Projects:
Assessment on environmental and livelihood impacts of different land governance

Connect:
sjungx@umich.edu
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Jonathan Sullivan
PhD Student
University of Michigan

Education:

Ph.D. (Natural Resources and Environment) University of Michigan, in progress
M.F. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2013
B.A. (Environmental Chemistry and Public Policy) Connecticut College, 2008

Projects:

Connect:
jonsull@umich.edu
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Jennifer Zavaleta
PhD Candidate
University of Michigan

Education:

Ph.D. (Natural Resources and Environment) University of Michigan, in progress
M.Sc. (Wildlife Aquatic Wildland Science Management) Texas Tech University, 2012
B.A. (Government with a Leadership Sequence) Claremont McKenna College, 2010
Projects:
Impact of income diversification on food security in rain-fed areas of India; Impact of grazing and herbicide on the fauna and flora of sand shinnery oak prairies

Connect:
zavaleta@umich.edu

Francesca McGrath
University of Michigan

Education:

Ph.D. (How Payments for Ecosystem Services Impact Social Equity) National University of Singapore
M.Sc. (Environment and Development) London School of Economics and Political Science
B.Sc.
(Environmental Conservation) Bangor University

Projects:
Incentives or Information? Supporting stronger public-private forest management partnerships in Michigan

Connect:
fmcgrath@umich.edu

 

 

Wenman Liu
University of Michigan

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Previous Researchers

 

Anil Bhargava
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

Education:

Ph.D. (Agricultural and Resource Economics) University of California, Davis, 2014
M.A. (Economics) University of Hawaii, Manoa, 2009
B.A. (Political Economy) University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Projects:
Economic causes of and pathways out of poverty in low-income countries

Connect:
anilbhar@umich.edu

James “J.T.” Erbaugh
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dartmouth College

Education:

Ph.D. (Natural Resources and Environment) University of Michigan, 2018
M.Phil. (Geography and the Environment) University of Oxford, 2013
B.A. (Philosophy and Environmental Principles and Practices) Miami University, 2008

Projects:
Forest landscapes and rural livelihoods in Indonesia; Forest and Livelihood Survey Design and Impact Estimation

Connect:
jerbaugh@umich.edu
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Reem Hajjar
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University

Education:

Ph.D. (Forestry) University of British Columbia, 2011
M.A. (Conservation Biology) Columbia University, 2004
B.S. (Biology) McGill University, 2000

Projects:
Gendered impacts of large-scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia; Impact evaluation of forest sector investments in Ghana; Systematic review of community forestry; Certification in the Brazilian cattle sector for climate change mitigation

Connect:
reem.hajjar@oregonstate.edu
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Allison Kelly
University of Michigan

 

Education:

Ph.D. (Public Policy and Management) University of Washington
M.S. (Public Policy and Management) University of Washington
B.S. (Conservation and Resource Studies) University of California, Berkeley

Projects:
Co-coordination of the Land Tenure Security, Conservation and Human Well-Being Working Group at The Nature Conservancy

Connect:
kellyall@umich.edu

Chuan Liao
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Education:

Ph.D. (Natural Resources) Cornell University, 2015
M.Sc. (Natural Resources) Cornell University, 2012
B.S. (Resources Science) Beijing Normal University, 2010

Projects:
Impact of large-scale land transactions in sub-Saharan Africa

Connect:
lchuan@umich.edu

 

Pete Newton
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Boulder

Education:

Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences) University of East Anglia, 2011
M.Sc. (Applied Ecology and Conservation) University of East Anglia, 2007
B.A. (Zoology) University of Cambridge, 2003
Projects:
Livelihood impacts of Brazil’s Rural Environmental Registry; Livelihood impacts of low carbon agriculture in Brazil

Connect:
peter.newton@colorado.edu
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Johan Oldekop
Assistant Professor
University of Sheffield

Education:
Ph.D. (Environmental Biology) The University of Manchester, 2011
M.Res. The University of Manchester, 2004
B.S. (Biology) The University of Manchester, 2002

Projects:
Horizon Scanning, Systematic Review of community forestry, Forest Resource Conservation and livelihoods in Nepal, Estimating the number of forest proximate people

Connect:
j.a.oldekop@sheffield.ac.uk
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Laura Rasmussen
Assistant Professor
University of Copenhagen

Education:

Ph.D. (Geosciences and Natural Resource Management) University of Copenhagen, 2013
M.Sc. (Geography) University of Copenhagen, 2009
B.A. (Geography) University of Copenhagen, 2007
Projects:
Livelihood impacts of Brazil’s Rural Environmental Registry; Livelihood impacts of low carbon agriculture in Brazil

Connect:
lr@ign.ku.dk

 

Sarah Wilson
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

Education:
Ph.D. (Geography) McGill University, 2015
M.Sc. (Biology) McGill University, 2007
B.S. (Ecology and Environment) Bishop’s University, 2004

Projects:
Public-Private forest management partnerships in Michigan

Connect:
sjwil@umich.edu