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.