The Agroecology Community of Practice (CoP) includes the Institute Team, graduate students, and alumni with interest in agroecology and a commitment to fostering transitions to just and sustainable food systems. Within our group, we pay particular attention to transdisciplinary and participatory action research (PAR) approaches. The group distinguishes itself in its commitment to constructive, collaborative work and caring mutual support. Masters and PhD students who are undertaking research on agroecology within the vision and mission of the Institute are eligible to become a part of the CoP.

Institute Team  |  Graduate Students  |  Global Advisory Board  |  UVM Collaborators

Undergraduate Fellows |  IFA Peers (Alumni) 

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Ph.D. Student, Natural Resources

Tropical Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Agroecosystems, Sustainable Livelihoods

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Ph.D. Student, Food Systems; Co-coordinator of Andes Region in Agroecology Support Team

Food systems, climate change, urban agriculture, agroecology, sustainability, nature and health, participatory action research

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Ph.D. Student, Food Systems

Paticipatory Action Research; Peasant economies,; Agroecological design and transition; Museum studies; Grassroots social movements

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PhD Student, Plant and Soil Science

Smallholder coffee production, soil health

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Ph.D. Student, CDAE

Areas of Focus: Agroecological transitions, food supply chains, food security, place-based action research, political ecology, postdevelopment, pedagogy, consumption, ecological economics

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Ph.D. Student, Food Systems

Areas of Focus: Food systems, agroecology, local knowledge and climate change resilience, gender and feminist methodologies

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Ph.D. Student, Plant and Soil Science | Agricultural Business Educator, UVM Extension

Agricultural entrepreneurship, indigenous community health and resilience, international exchange programming in Latin America, land tenure succession planning.

Title  /  Areas of Expertise

Ph.D. Student, Environment & Natural Resources

Decolonization, degrowth, ecological and behavioral economics, demilitarization and economic conversion, land-power relations, Indigenous resurgence and sovereignty, transformation of higher education, environmental humanities, slow scholarship, administrative ethics, post-activism, PAR

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Food Systems Graduate Student

Food systems, landscape planning, agroecological resilience, ecosystem services, pollinator conservation.

Agroecology Research

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Ph.D. Student, Plant and Soil Science

Beginning farmers and ranchers; Veganic agriculture; stockfree farming