McSweeney, Kendra

McSweeney, Kendra
Ohio State University

I am a "human-environment" geographer with interests in cultural ecology, conservation and development, demography, and land use/cover change. Recent work falls in three broad areas:

  • forests and livelihoods
  • smallholder response to rapid environmental change
  • indigenous population dynamics

All explore how people who live within extremely dynamic landscapes respond to, and shape, environmental change (discursively, economically, or indirectly through demographic behaviors), and how a better understanding of these processes can inform rural development and conservation policy. An emphasis on field-based data construction runs through all projects.