280 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
1999: Ph.D., Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1991: B.A., Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
I am interested in the human dimensions of biodiversity and conservation, including the relationship between local residents and protected areas in developing countries, community-based conservation, and biodiversity values and attitudes. I am currently working on projects relating to integrating park-people relationships into understandings of protected area effectiveness; Tibetan village sacred forests in Yunnan, China; tiger conservation in buffer zones around Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Spending as much time in Asia as I can and surviving long periods without sunshine during the Wisconsin winter as well as I can.