Wirth, Ciara

Grad Status: 
Second Year Cohort

Is it possible for indigenous societies who have recently become integrated into market society to avoid the overexploitation of their resources? In societies that evolved in conditions of resource abundance, what type of intervention could catalyze the development of effective resource management practices for sustainable use at the community level? I am interested in these questions and in the prospects for adaptive co-management with indigenous societies in the Neotropics, especially those that are characterized by egalitarian social structures and a common property regime where ownership is entrusted to the group.