About Maria

I am a rangeland and human ecologist with expertise in rangeland assessment, monitoring, collaborative and community-based management, local/indigenous knowledge, and participatory research. I coordinate transdisciplinary teams that span physical, biological and social sciences and non-scientist participants to solve real-word problems in the western US, Mongolia and Spain.



  • Biocultural Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Community-Based Conservation
  • Conservation Social Science
  • Environmental Governance
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Indigenous Science
  • Other
  • Political Ecology
  • Resilience Thinking
  • Social Ecological Systems
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Pastoralism
  • rangeland ecology and management