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.
- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Professor, School of Sustainability
- PhD, University of Arizona, 2002
- MA, University of Arizona, 1998
- BA, Brown University, 1993
- climate change and adaptation
- food systems
- Zero Hunger
- Climate Action
- No Poverty
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Reduced Inequalities
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Partnerships for the Goals
Charli-Joseph, L., L. Charli-Joseph, J. M. Siqueiros-Garcia, J. M. Siqueiros-Garcia, H. Eakin, H. Eakin, D. Manuel-Navarrete, D. Manuel-Navarrete, R. Shelton and R. Shelton. 2018. Promoting agency for social-ecological transformation: a transformation-lab in the Xochimilco social-ecological system. Ecology and Society 2(Art. 46):. DOI: 10.5751/ES-10214-230246. (link )
Shelton, R., A. Baeza-Castro, M. A. Janssen and H. Eakin. 2018. Managing household socio-hydrological risk in Mexico city: A game to communicate and validate computational modeling with stakeholders. Journal of Environmental Management 227(Dec):200-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.08.094. (link )
Tellman, B., J. C. Bausch, H. Eakin, J. M. Anderies, M. Mazari-Hiriart, D. Manuel-Navarrete and C. L. Redman. 2018. Adaptive pathways and coupled infrastructure: Seven centuries of adaptation to water risk and the production of vulnerability in Mexico City. Ecology and Society 23(1):Art. 1. DOI: 10.5751/ES-09712-230101. (link )
Eakin, H., L. Bojórquez-Tapia, M. A. Janssen, M. Georgescu, D. Manuel-Navarrete, E. R. Vivoni, A. E. Escalante, A. Baeza-Castro, M. Mazari-Hiriart and A. M. Lerner. 2017. Opinion: Urban resilience efforts must consider social and political forces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(2):186-189. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620081114. (link )
Eakin, H., X. Rueda and A. Mahanti. 2017. Transforming governance in telecoupled food systems. Ecology and Society 22(4):Art. 22. DOI: 10.5751/ES-09831-220432. (link )
Charli-Joseph, L., A. E. Escalante, H. Eakin, M. Solares, M. Mazari-Hiriart, M. L. Nation, P. Gomez-Priego, C. A. Perez-Tejada and L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia. 2016. Collaborative framework for designing a sustainability science programme: Lessons learned at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 17(3):378-403. DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-09-2014-0125. (link )
Eakin, H., A. M. Lerner, D. Manuel-Navarrete, B. Hernandez Aguilar, A. Martinez-Canedo, B. Tellman, L. Charli-Joseph, R. Fernandez Alvarez and L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia. 2016. Adapting to risk and perpetuating poverty: Household’s strategies for managing flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City. Environmental Science & Policy 66(Dec):324-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.006. (link )
Eakin, H., A. York, R. Aggarwal, S. Waters, J. Welch, C. Rubinos, S. Smith-Heisters, C. Bausch and J. M. Anderies. 2016. Cognitive and institutional influences on farmers’ adaptive capacity: Insights into barriers and opportunities for transformative change in central Arizona. Regional Environmental Change 16(3):801-814. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0789-y. (link )
Barnett, A. and H. Eakin. 2015. "We amd us, not I and me": Justice, social capital, and household vulnerability in a Nova Scotia fishery. Applied Geography 59(May):1077-116. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.11.005. (link )
Bausch, J. C., H. Eakin, S. Smith-Heisters, A. M. York, D. D. White, C. Rubinos and R. M. Aggarwal. 2015. Development pathways at the agriculture-urban interface: The case of central Arizona. Agriculture and Human Values 32(4):743-759. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-015-9589-8. (link )
Eakin, H., K. Appendini, S. Sweeney and H. Perales. 2015. Correlates of maize land and livelihood change among maize farming households in Mexico. World Development 70(June):78-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.12.012. (link )
Hodbod, J. E. and H. Eakin. 2015. Adapting a social-ecological resilience framework for food systems. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 5(3):474-484. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13412-015-0280-6. (link )
Bausch, J. C., L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia and H. Eakin. 2014. Agro-environmental sustainability assessment using multicriteria decision analysis and system analysis. Sustainability Science 9(3):303-319. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-014-0243-y. (link )
Eakin, H., J. C. Bausch and S. Sweeney. 2014. Agrarian winners of neoliberal reform: The “maize boom” of Sinaloa, Mexico. Journal of Agrarian Change 14(1):26-51. DOI: 10.1111/joac.12005. (link )
Eakin, H., M. C. Lemos and D. R. Nelson. 2014. Differentiating capacities as a means to sustainable climate change adaptation. Global Environmental Change 27:1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.013. (link )
Wise, R. M., I. Fazey, M. Stafford-Smith, S. E. Park, H. C. Eakin, E. R. Archer Van Garderen and B. Campbell. 2014. Reconceptualizing adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response. Global Environmental Change 28:325-336. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.12.002. (link )
Eakin, H., K. Benessaiah, J. Francisco Barrera, G. M. Cruz-Bello and H. Morales. 2012. Livelihoods and landscapes at the threshold of change: Disaster and resilience in a Chiapas coffee community.. Regional Environmental Change 12(3):475-488. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-011-0263-4. (link )
Tompkins, E. L. and H. Eakin. 2012. Managing private and public adaptation to climate change. Global Environmental Change 22(1):3-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.09.010. (link )
Eakin, H., S. Eriksen, P. Eikeland and C. Oyen. 2011. Public sector reform and governance for adaptation: Implications of new public management for adaptive capacity in Mexico and Norway. Environmental Management 47(3):338-351. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-010-9605-0. (link )
Eakin, H. C. and A. Patt. 2011. Are adaptation studies effective, and what can enhance their practical impact?. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 2(2):141-153. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.100. (link )
Eakin, H., A. M. Lerner and F. Murtinho. 2010. Adaptive capacity in evolving peri-urban spaces: Responses to flood risk in the Upper Lerma River Valley, Mexico. Global Environmental Change 20(1):14-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.08.005. (link )
Eakin, H. C. and M. B. Wehbe. 2009. Linking local vulnerability to system sustainability in a resilience framework: Two cases from Latin America. Climatic Change 93(3-4):355-377. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-008-9514-x. (link )
Eakin, H., A. Winkels and J. Sendzimir. 2009. Nested vulnerability: Exploring cross-scale linkages and vulnerability teleconnections in Mexican and Vietnamese coffee systems. Environmental Science & Policy 12(4):398-412. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2008.09.003. (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. Bojórquez-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 )
Bausch, J. C., H. Eakin and A. M. Lerner. 2018. Adaptation for whom to what? Challenges and opportunities in agriculture-urban collaboration for climate change adaptation. Pp. 299-324 In: Hughes, S., E. K. Chu and S. G. Mason eds., Climate Change in Cities: Innovations in Multi-Level Governance. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-65003-6.
Eakin, H., R. DeFries, S. Kerr, E. F. Lambin, J. Liu, P. J. Marcotullio, P. Messerli, A. Reenberg, X. Rueda, S. R. Swaffield, B. Wicke and K. Zimmerer. 2014. Significance of telecoupling for exploration of (sustainable) land use change. Pp. 141-162 In: Seto, K. C. and A. Reenberg eds., Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era. MIT Press. Cambridge. ISBN: 978-0-262-02690-1.
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. O'Brien eds., Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governances. Cambridge University Press.
Eakin, H., M. Webbe, C. Avila, G. Sanchez Torres, L. Bojórquez-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. London. ISBN: 978-1-84407-469-3.
Flores, S. A., H. Eakin and A. Baeza-Castro. 2017. Water conflict, social pressures and management in Mexico City. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central-Arizona Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )
Hobbins, R. J., L. Charli-Joseph, E. M. Cook, H. Eakin, D. M. Iwaniec, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, B. Orr, P. Pajouhesh, K. Wijsman and M. Feagan. 2017. Problemizing inclusivity within and across the Sustainability Research Network. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.
Smith-Heisters, S., H. Eakin, A. York, R. Aggarwal and J. M. Anderies. 2015. Adaptation under uncertainty: An institutional analysis framework. Poster presented at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting, February 12-16, 2015, San Jose, CA.
Smith-Heisters, S., H. Eakin, A. M. York, R. M. Aggarwal and J. M. Anderies. 2015. Adaptation under uncertainty: An institutional analysis framework. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 27, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Smith-Heisters, S., H. Eakin, A. York, R. Aggarwal and J. M. Anderies. 2014. Analyzing constraints on adaptation: Application of an institutional analysis framework to risk perception in Central Arizona agriculture. Poster presented at the AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting, Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation, February 13-17, 2014, Chicago, IL.
Smith-Heisters, S., H. Eakin, A. York, R. Aggarwal and J. M. Anderies. 2014. Analyzing constraints on adaptation: Application of an institutional analysis framework to risk perception in Central Arizona agriculture. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
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.
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 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. 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.
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 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., 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., H. Eakin and L. Bojórquez-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.
Eakin, H., L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia, A. Baeza-Castro, F. Serrano and M. A. Janssen. 2017. Scenarios of alternative water governance in vulnerability to water risks in Mexico City. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )
Shelton, R., H. Eakin, A. Baeza-Castro and M. A. Janssen. 2017. Innovative & Immersive Session: A board game of Mexico City’s socio-hydrological system to communicate and validate an agent-based model with stakeholders. Presentation at the Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society, 7-10 November 2017, Oaxaca. Mexico.
Anderies, J. M., H. Eakin, M. A. Janssen, C. Redman, A. Barnett, J. Baggio, S. B. BurnSilver, D. Manuel-Navarrete, M. Schoon and S. van der Leeuw. 2014. Resilience thinking in an urbanizing world. Presentation at the Resilience 2014 Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation, 4-8 May 2014, Le Corum, Montpellier, France. (link )
Eakin, H. 2014. Agency, institutions and development trajectories: Transforming irrigated agriculture in the urbanizing SW United States. Presentation at the Resilience 2014, Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation, May 4-8, 2014, Montpellier, France.
Eakin, H. 2014. Expectations of obsolescence and the adaptive capacity of irrigated agriculture in central Arizona. Presentation at the Rutgers University Geography Speaker Series and Rutgers Climate Institute, February 7, 2014, New Brunswick, NJ.
Smith-Heisters, S., H. Eakin, A. M. York, J. M. Anderies and R. M. Aggarwal. 2014. Analyzing constraints on adaptation: Application of an institutional analysis framework. Presentation at the Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop (WOW5), June 18-21, 2014, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
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.