Graduate Students

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  • Alana Rader
  • Advisor: Laura Schneider
  • Degree: Ph.D.
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  • Research Interests: land change science, biogeography, resilience




Generally my work has aimed to understand the concept of resilience in constantly changing social-ecological systems. More specifically, I am interested in how scales of human-environment interaction inform resilience. My dissertation will explore multiple case study communities in southern Mexico to understand how differences in tropical second growth forest use affects ecological regeneration, resulting ecosystem services, and the livelihoods of adjacent communities. 

See the latest from the Rutgers Land Change Science Research Group.

Previous Degrees:

M.S., University of Victoria

Curriculum Vitae