Ph.D Candidate – Watershed Science and Management
The Influence of Environmental Change and Water Availability on Herding Livelihoods in the Andes of Peru
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