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V. Ernesto Méndez
Faculty Director, Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative

Professor of Agroecology & Environmental Studies in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and the Environmental Program, University of Vermont

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

Education
  • 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)
  • CV English 2018
Areas of interest

Agroecology; Food Security and Sovereignty; Rural Livelihoods; Agrifood Systems; Political Ecology; Participatory Action Research (PAR);  Environmental Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes

Affiliations
Contact Information

Email: Ernesto.Mendez@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-2924
Office Hours: by appointment