Dr. Rachel Schattman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture. She is an agroecology, with a focus on sustainable management in vegetable production systems, sociology, community food security, and farm-based adaptive practices to climate change. Her expertise is in mixed mixed-methods research design and analysis, and she has a strong background in applied Participatory Action Research (PAR). Her experience owning and managing a diversified vegetable farm informs both her perspective and research focus. The overarching goal of Dr. Schattman’s work is to support farmers to be more resilient in a changing climate while protecting natural resources.
Gund Affiliate, Assistant Professor, University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture
Associations and Affiliations
- Soil and Water Conservation Society. Member since 2017.
- Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Member since 2016.
- International Association for Society and Natural Resources. Member since 2016.
- Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. Member since 2007.
- Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association. Member since 2009
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
Climate change adaptation in Northeast agriculture, water use efficiency in irrigation systems, decision making and behavior under climate uncertainty, participatory action research
- PhD, University of Vermont, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
- MS, University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources
- BA, Sarah Lawrence College