About Me

Catherine Tucker is an associate professor at the University of Florida. Her research explores how collective action and governance arrangements may enhance or undermine the sustainability of social-ecological systems. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, she studies cross-scale changes in forest systems and institutional arrangements for natural resource management. Much of her work has focused on community-based forest and watershed management among indigenous and rural populations in Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala. She is also a member of MRI’s Science Leadership Council and a founding member of Mountain Sentinels.

PECSii Conference – Towards a More Resilient World
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PECSii Conference – Towards a More Resilient World

In early November, I had the privilege of attending the second conference of the Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECSii) in Oaxaca City, Mexico. For many reasons, the conference ranked among the best I have ever attended. The setting itself encompasses many of the challenges facing mountains and other social-ecological systems:  impacts from climate […]

Taking an “interval” to talk mountains at AAG
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Taking an “interval” to talk mountains at AAG

Few things in life are as enjoyable as hanging out with great people and talking about compelling topics over tasty food and drinks. The Mountain Research Initiative sponsored just such an event on March 31, 2016 as part of the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco, CA. Members of […]