About Maria Fernandez-Gimenez
Maria is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship at CSU. Her fellowship builds on existing collaboration with Mongolian research organizations and NGOs to build the capacity of Mongolian scientists and practitioners for applied interdisciplinary participatory research. It also launches a new collaboration with the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (Spain) and villagers in four Pyrenean valleys, to study the effects of socio-economic change on pastoral communities and management institutions. Check out Maria's blog, "La Pastora de Jaca" at http://lapastoradejaca.blogspot.com/ .