• Dr. Solomon’s current research focuses on the interface of development, livelihoods and collaborative resource management in communities adjacent to protected areas. She has evaluated integrated conservation and development projects in Latin America and East Africa. She also develops and tests innovative social science research methods for assessing illegal resource use.


Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 2007

M.A., Environmental Policy - Tufts University
Medford, MA, 2000

B.S., Political Science and Environmental Studies - SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, 1993

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellow, 2013
  • Fulbright Fellow, 2004
  • David L. Boren Fellow, 2003


  • Society for Conservation Biology

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