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Candice Carr Kelman

Candice Carr Kelman
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Director, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Dr. Carr Kelman studies policy dimensions of sustainability issues, such as how to manage tradeoffs and foster synergies between biodiversity conservation and human development. She has studied Integrated Conservation and Development Projects in Indonesian national parks, the global trade in electronic waste, and collaborative approaches to ecosystem stewardship. Two major themes in Dr. Carr Kelman's research are the complex relationships between environment and development, and the role of governance and institutions in creating more resilient socio-ecological systems. Her current research is about collaborative conservation in Arizona, studying multi-scalar forest restoration collaboratives in the White Mountains. She has taught courses on Environmental politics; Policy and governance for sustainability; Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods, and Corporate social responsibility.

PhD, Planning, Policy and Design, University of California-Irvine, 2010

MA, Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine, 2008

BS, Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina-Asheville, 2004

Journal Articles


Carr Kelman, C. 2013. Governance lessons from two Sumatran integrated conservation and development projects. Conservation and Society 11(3):247-263. DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.121028. (link )