Graduate Students

  • Portrait (head shot photo)
  • Leonardo Calzada
  • Office: Lucy Stone Hall, room B272
  • Office Hours:

    Tuesday 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

    Thursday 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

  • Email:
  • Research Interests: tropical dry forests, land change science, political ecology
  • Advisor: Laura Schneider
  • Degree: Ph.D.



I am interested in how interdisciplinary approaches such as political ecology and land use science can address human-environmental dynamics. In particular, I seek to understand the historical and current forest transition driven by the combination of policies, land management, asymmetric power relations between actors, biophysical aspects and socioeconomic models in southern Mexico.

Previous Degrees:

  • M. Sc, Master in Biological Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Bachelor’s in biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico




2021 cohort names

2021 Cohort of Rutgers Geography Graduate Students