Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group
Victor Ernesto Méndez, Ph.D.
V. Ernesto Méndez, Associate Professor of Agroecology and Environmental Studies
- Ph.D. in Agroecology and Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz (2004)
- M.S. in Agroforestry, Tropical Agriculture Research & Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica (1996)
- B.S. in Crop Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1994)
- C.V. (PDF)
Areas of expertise
Agroecology; Political Ecology; Agro-Food Systems Participatory Action Research (PAR); Rural Livelihoods; Environmental Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes
Contact InformationEmail: Ernesto.Mendez@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-2924
Office Hours: by appointment
Website: Faculty website
My research and teaching efforts focus on developing and applying interdisciplinary approaches that analyze interactions between agriculture, livelihoods, and biodiversity conservation in tropical and temperate rural landscapes. Most of my work also utilizes a Participatory Action Research Approach (PAR), in an effort to directly support conservation and rural development.
Core Instructor, Annual International Agroecology Courses, CAN-UCSC
Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
Fellow, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Agroecology, International University of Andalucia (UNIA), Spain
Board Member and Researcher, ASINDEC, El Salvador
Co-Director, Community Agroecology Network (CAN), Santa Cruz, CA
To see the full listing of my courses please visit my Teaching Program web page.