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Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology

Instructors

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

Contact: Ernesto.Mendez@uvm.edu

Ernesto’s research and teaching efforts seek to develop and apply transdisciplinary approaches that analyze interactions among agriculture, people’s livelihoods, and environmental conservatism in a diversity of settings. This work draws from the fields of agroecology, agrifood systems, political ecology, and ecosystem services, with an effort to utilize a Participatory Action Research approach (PAR) whenever possible, in an effort to directly support conservation and rural development.

Martha Caswell, M.P.P., ALC Research and Outreach Coordinator

Contact: Martha.Caswell@uvm.edu

Areas of Focus: Agroecology, community-based participatory action research, food justice, farmer livelihoods, agroecological approaches to climate change resilience, project design and management.

Vic Izzo, Ph.D., Educational Coordinator and Lecturer

Contact: vizzo@uvm.edu

Areas of Focus: Evolutionary Ecology, Entomology, Sustainable Pest Management, Agroecology.