Cecilia Dank's research focuses on the intersection of community well-being and forest stewardship. Her work has addressed issues in community-based forestry, community-based forest enterprises, communities and carbon markets, forest certification, community-level socioeconomic monitoring, institutions for collaborative management, and the working forest. Cecilia is interested in institutional arrangements for community-based resource management, especially as they affect equity and sustainability in: climate change policies, community-based forestry, and forest carbon.
She advises graduate students in three Rubenstein School graduate concentrations: Environment, Society and Public Affairs (ESPA), Forest and Wildlife Sciences (FWS), and Environment, Thought and Culture (ETC). She seeks to fund and advise graduate research in the following areas:
- Community-based Forestry: Institutions and Research Needs
- Community Forestry and Carbon Markets
- Community-based Wood Biomass Energy
- Community Engagement in Town Forests
- Institutional Issues in Forest Certification and Working Forests
- Social Entrepreneurship in the Natural Resource Sector
- Funding for graduate assistantships associated with these projects depends on the success of pending grant applications.
Check with her for the current status of project funding.