David Hecht

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Anthropology


Advisor: Dr. J. Peter Brosius


Collaborative environmental governance; the politics of collaboration in contentious, multiple-use landscapes; stability Community-based conservation; Applied anthropology; Ethno-ecology; Ornithology, Bhutan

I am interested in community-based models of conservation that support inclusive partnership initiatives, and engage with the agency of local people to manage natural resources in socially, culturally, and economically valuable ways. I am particularly energized by sustainable livelihood initiatives and collaborating on community-led strategies for avian and wildlife conservation in the Himalayas.

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