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Mazzarino, Meagan

Ph.D Candidate – Watershed Science and Management
 

Project:

The Influence of Environmental Change and Water Availability on Herding Livelihoods in the Andes of Peru
 

Contact:

mmazzari@eco.umass.edu

Position:

Research Assistant
 

Weblinks:

http://www.forest-to-faucet.org/

 

Faculty Advisory:

Paul Barten
 

Project abstract:

My dissertation research combines local knowledge and methods from the fields of remote sensing, climatology, and ecology to characterize recent hydro-climatological and land use/land cover changes and the relations to current and future pasture quantity and quality in a glacierized Andean watershed. In question are the sustainability of the herding livelihood and therefore the vulnerability of a traditional culture and people in light of recent, rapid environmental changes.

Updated: October 13, 2011