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Candice Carr Kelman

Candice Carr Kelman

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


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


  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
  • Co-Director, Conservation Solutions Lab, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
  • Assistant Research Professor and Associate Center Director for Conservation Solutions, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation


Candice 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 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 )