University of Vermont

Jean Lee

Jean Lee PhD Student, RSENR

MS, Environmental Management, Duke University

BA, Environmental Biology, Columbia University


Advisors: Lini Wollenberg

Jean's research focuses on the role of payments for ecosystems services (biodiversity, carbon, watersheds) in the livelihoods of local farmers in East Africa. Her interests lie in incentives for smallholder farmers as well as ecological and social benefits of agroforestry programs, with a particular interest in marginalized groups such as women. She works with Dr. Lini Wollenberg on the CCAFS project through the Gund Institute. Before starting at UVM, she worked for the US Forest Service and managed the National Visitor Use Monitoring Survey for the Colville National Forest. Vermont is the most beautiful state she has lived in so far--the only thing it lacks is glaciated peaks with sub-alpine vegetation and the only thing it can improve on is better road signs at intersections.

Research Interests: Smallholder Agriculture, Community Forestry
Dissertation (Working Title): Strategies for pro-poor climate mitigation programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

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