University of Vermont

Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group

Katlyn Stillings Morris

Katlyn Morris

Katlyn Stillings Morris, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Plant & Soil Science

  • M.A. in Environmental Policy & International Relations, Boston University (2007)
  • B.A. in Environmental Science & Hispanic Studies, Connecticut College (2002).
Areas of research

Food security, livelihoods, conservation motivations for farmers, subsistence agriculture.

Contact Information

Katlyn's research and teaching focus on the relationship between small-scale farmers in Latin America and their environment.. She explores what factors, including economic, social, political, and environmental, motivate farmers to manage agricultural land the way they do. Her dissertation, "Food security, agricultural management practices and conservation in a Salvadoran coffee cooperative", addresses the importance of subsistence agriculture for coffee farmers, both in terms of household food security and the environmental impacts of agriculture.

Katlyn also teaches several courses at UVM including:

PSS 003/ENVS 095: Coffee Ecologies and Livelihoods
PSS 195/6: Agriculture, Environment, and Development in Latin America
ENVS 002 (Spring 2013): International Environmental Studies



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