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Emily Anderson
Liu Scholar PhD Candidate, Resource Management and Environmental Studies
 Emily Anderson is a PhD candidate and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES). Broadly, she is interested in contributing to sustainable rural development. Her current research takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore social-ecological system outcomes when small farmers in developing countries participate in global coordinated food and environmental service markets. She is studying empirical cases of market participation in Costa Rica and Mexico, funded by the Liu Institute's Bottom Billion Fund and the International Development Research Council (IDRC).

Emily holds an MA in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from UBC (2010) and a BSc in Environmental Science from Mount Allison University (2004). Her MA thesis looked at the effects of carbon credit generation on development outcomes in smallholder tree planting projects in Uganda. Her professional experience includes research and development work with both rural and urban communities in Canada, Uganda, Angola, Costa Rica, Honduras and New Zealand, and teaching in camps, the Royal Ontario Museum, and UBC Farm. Currently, Emily is involved with the Zerriffi Research Group which works on environment and development, and CHANS lab which works on human-environment systems. She is also on the steering committee of the Liu Institute-supported International Development Research Network.

Co-supervisors: Hisham Zerriffi, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Kai Chan, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Committee: Sean Smuckler, Land and Food Systems


Anderson, E.K. & H. Zerriffi. 2012. Seeing the trees for the carbon: agroforestry for development and climate mitigation. Climatic Change: 115(3-4):741-757. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0456-y

Anderson, E., Findlater, K.M., Freeman, O.E., Levine, J., Morinville, C., Peloso, M., Rodina, L., Singh, G., Tesfamichael, D., Harris, L. and Zerriffi, H. 2012. Bridging Disciplinary and Professional Divides to Improve International Development Research at Universities. In W. Leal Filho (Ed.) Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons (pp.753-769). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften. 

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