University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography

Adjunct Lecturer - Catrina (Cat) MacKenzie


Catrina (Cat) MacKenzie

Adjunct Lecturer

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Using qualitative, quantitative and Geographic Information Science methodologies, I aim to understand the spatial distribution of perceived and realized benefits and losses accrued by communities as a result of the creation of protected areas, and to find sustainable solutions to mitigate the losses for local communities while supporting conservation objectives.  My research is positioned within the local, regional, and global socio-economic context of the protected area, and investigates how incentives, disincentives, and socio-economic conditions influence conservation attitudes and behaviors of local people.& I am particularly interested in conservation policy, tourism revenue sharing, loss compensation, and protected area resource access and extraction.