Kathleen Galvin, Ph.D

Kathleen Galvin, Ph.D

Dr. Galvin is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. She is also an Advising Faculty member in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU. Trained as a biological anthropologist, she has conducted interdisciplinary human-ecological research in east and southern Africa for over 30 years. More recently she has worked in central and east Asia. She is interested in issues of pastoral land use, conservation, climate variability and resilience and adaptation strategies of people in dry lands. Her current research explores local perceptions of climate change and environmental changes and viable solutions both in Mongolia and in Kenya. She has also examined the importance of spatial complexity and the costs of fragmentation of pastoral ecosystems around the world. She led a research group to investigate household decision-making under environmental uncertainty across sites around the world. Dr. Galvin has been a member of a National Academy of Science/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) group to assess Research Needs and Modes of Support for the Human Dimensions of Global Change. She was also a panel member of the NAS NRC Human Dimensions of Seasonal-to-Inter annual Climate Variability group. She served on the National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program Panel. She was an Aldo Leopold Fellow in 2001.

Selected Publications:

Boone, R. B., Galvin, K. A., BurnSilver, S. B., Thornton, P. K., Ojima, D. S., & Jawson, J. R. (2011). Using coupled simulation models to link pastoral decision making and ecosystem services. Ecology and Society, 16(2), 6. Download PDF

Galvin, K.A. 2009. Transitions: Pastoralists Living With Change. Annual Review of Anthropology 38(1); 185-198. Download PDF

Curriculum Vitae