Dr. Eakin's recent research investigated economic globalization, agricultural change, and rural vulnerability to climate in the context of comparative international projects involving case studies in Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala, and Honduras. She is currently exploring coffee farmers' adaptive strategies in Mexico and Central America. Dr. Eakin has consulted with the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency on projects in agricultural development, the use of seasonal forecasting in drought risk mitigation, and adaptation to anticipated climate-change impacts on urban water availability. She teaches courses on sustainable worlds.
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2002
M.A., University of Arizona, 1998
B.A., Brown University, 1993
Eakin, H., J. C. Bausch and S. Sweeney. 2013. Agrarian Winners of Neoliberal Reform: The ‘Maize Boom’ of Sinaloa, Mexico. Journal of Agrarian Change DOI: 10.1111/joac.12005. (link)
Eakin, H. and K. Appendini. 2008. Livelihood change, farming, and managing flood risk in the Lerma Valley, Mexico. Agriculture and Human Values 25(4):555-566. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-008-9140-2. (link)
Eakin, H. and L. Bojorquez-Tapia. 2008. Insights into the composition of household vulnerability from multicriteria decision analysis. Global Environmental Change 18(1):112-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.09.001. (link)
Eakin, H., V. Magaña, J. L. Moreno, J. M. Martinez and O. Landavazo. 2007. A stakeholder drive process to reduce vulnerability to climate change in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 12(5):935-955. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-007-9107-4. (link)
Eakin, H. and A. L. Luers. 2006. Assessing the vulnerability of social-environmental systems. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 31:365-294. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.energy.30.050504.144352. (link)
Eakin, H., E. L. Tompkins, D. Nelson and J. M. Anderies. 2009. Hidden costs and disparate uncertainties: Trade-offs involved in approaches to climate policy. Pp. 212-226 In: Adger, W., I. Lorenzoni and K. Obrien eds., Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governances. Cambridge University Press.
Eakin, H., M. Webbe, C. Avila, G. Sanchez Torres, L. Bojorquez-Tapia and J. Pulhin. 2008. Social vulnerability of farmers in Mexico and Argentina. Pp. 257-278 In: Leary, N., C. Conde, J. Kulkarni and A. Nyong eds., Climate Change and Vulnerability. Earthscan.
Smith-Heisters, S., H. Eakin, A. York, R. Aggarwal and J. M. Anderies. 2014. Application of an institutional analysis framework. Poster presented at the AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting, Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation, February 13-17, 2014, Chicago, IL.
Bausch, J. C., C. Rubinos, H. Eakin, A. M. York and R. M. Aggarwal. 2013. Irrigated agriculture at the urban fringe: Farmers' resilience to socio-ecological change in central Arizona. Poster presented at the AAAS 2013 Annual Meeting: The Beauty and Benefits of Science, 17 February 2013, Boston, MA.
Bausch, J. C., C. Rubiños, H. Eakin, A. M. York and R. M. Aggarwal. 2013. Farmers' resilience to socio-ecological change in Central Arizona. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.
Bausch, J. C., C. Rubinos, H. Eakin, A. M. York and R. M. Aggarwal. 2013. Farmers’ resilience to socio-ecological change in Central Arizona. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Rubinos, C., A. M. York, H. Eakin, R. M. Aggarwal, J. C. Bausch, S. Smith-Heisters, S. Waters and J. M. Anderies. 2013. Water and agriculture in Central Arizona: Adapting to a new scenario. Poster presented at the Water Resources Research Center 2013 Annual Conference, March 5, 2013, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Bausch, J. C., J. P. Connors, C. Rubinos, H. Eakin, R. M. Aggarwal and A. M. York. 2012. Agriculture around a desert city: Perspectives on decisions for water, land, and livelihoods. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)
Bausch, J. C., J. P. Conners and H. Eakin. 2012. Half full? Buffering Central Arizona farmers from signals of environmental change. Poster presented on April 25, 2012 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Bausch, J. C., J. P. Connors and H. Eakin. 2012. Half full?: Buffering Central Arizona farmers from signals of environmental change. Poster presented February 19, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.
Bausch, J. C., H. Eakin and L. Bojorquez-Tapia. 2010. Maize monoculture and environmental sustainability: Assessing the case of Sinaloa, Mexico. Poster presented at the 23 September 2010 International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment.
Taylor, C., R. M. Aggarwal, H. Eakin and K. A. Spielmann. 2010. Local food in the Phoenix metropolitan area: Barriers and enablers as perceived by food system stakeholders. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.
Bausch, J. C., H. Eakin, C. Rubinos, A. M. York, S. Smith-Heisters and R. M. Aggarwal. 2013. Pathways to sustainability at the agriculture-urban interface: The case of Central Arizona. Paper presented April 12, 2013 at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA.
Eakin, H., D. R. Nelson and M. C. Lemos. 2013. Pathways to sustainable adaptive development in an era of climate change. Presentation at the Transformation in a Changing Climate International Conference, June 19-21, 2013, Oslo, Norway.
Eakin, H., R. M. Aggarwal, A. M. York, J. C. Bausch and C. Rubinos. 2012. Irrigated agriculture, water institutions and adaptation in urbanizing Arizona. Presented May 31, 2012 at Adaptation Futures, 2012 International Conference on Climate Adaptation, May 28-31, 2012, Tucson, AZ.
Eakin, H., S. Smith-Heisters, A. M. York, J. C. Bausch, R. M. Aggarwal and C. Rubinos. 2012. Irrigated agriculture, water institutions, and adaptation in urbanizing Arizona. Presentation at the Climate Adaptation Futures: Second International Climate Adaptation Conferences 2012, 31 May 2012, Tucson, AZ.
Selover, N. J., R. M. Aggarwal, S. Waters and H. Eakin. 2012. Case critical: Are droughts withering our resources?. Panel discussion moderated by Climate Change Science Manager, Nalini Chhetri, Thursday, September 6, 2012, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
York, A. M., H. Eakin, S. Smith-Heisters and J. C. Bausch. 2012. Private provisioning of public adaptation goods: The case of irrigated agriculture in Central Arizona. Presented November 12, 2012 at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis Colloquium Series, Indiana University.
Eakin, H., J. C. Bausch, S. Sweeney and K. Appendini. 2010. Shifting geographies of food security: The rise of irrigated maize in Sinaloa, Mexico. Presentation for the Global Land Project, October 18, 2010.