Eduardo S. Brondízio, Director

Eduardo Brondízio

Department of Anthropology

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Director, Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL)

Faculty Associate/Adjunct, Department of Geography, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Ostrom Workshop, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Native American and Indigenous Studies Program (NAIS), the Individualized Major Program (IMP), Food Studies Program, Integrated Program on Environment (IPE)

External Professor, NEPAM-University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

Co-Chair, Co-Chair, Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES [

Science Committee member, Future Earth program

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability (COSUST), Elsevier

Geographical Areas of Specialization: Amazon, Brazil, Latin America

Topical Interests: Environmental and economic anthropology, land use and landscape history, institutions and collective action,household economy and demographics, livelihoods and poverty, local ecological knowledge, people-forest interaction, social-ecological complex systems analysis, global environmental and climate change, sustainability sciences, and integrative methodologies [Geospatial, ethnography and survey, ecological assessments, institutional analysis]

Taehee Hwang, Associate Director


Department of Geography

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Associate Director, Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL)

Faculty Associate, Department of Geography, Integrated Program on Environment (IPE)

Geographical Areas of Specialization: Southern Appalachians, Piedmont

Topical Interests: Vegetation patterns under geomorphic settings, coupled distributed ecohydrological modeling, vegetation phenology, ecohydrological nowcast and forecast, ecohydrological controls on hurricane-induced shallow landslides