Ernesto Mendez

Dr. V. Ernesto Méndez

Faculty Director

Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), Professor of Agroecology & Environmental Studies in Department of Plant and Soil Science and the Environmental Program, UVM

Dr. Méndez’s research and teaching efforts focus on developing and applying transdisciplinary approaches that analyze interactions between agriculture, livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation in tropical and temperate rural landscapes.  Grounded in agroecology, most of his work also utilizes a Participatory Action Research Approach (PAR), in an effort to directly support conservation and rural development.

Ernesto’s other areas of interest are Food Security and Sovereignty, Rural Livelihoods, Agrifood Systems, Political Ecology, Participatory Action Research (PAR), and Environmental Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes.