Hallie Eakin

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
USA
480-965-0011
Email: hallie.eakin@asu.edu

Biography

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.

Expertise

Latin America; Mexico; agrarian change; climate change; food systems; globalization; vulnerability; adaptation

Education

PhD, University of Arizona, 2002

MA, University of Arizona, 1998

BA, Brown University, 1993

Journal Articles

In Press

Barnett, A. and H. Eakin. In Press. "We amd us, not I and me": Justice, social capital, and household vulnerability in a Nova Scotia fishery. Applied Geography 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. In Press. Development pathways at the agriculture-urban interface: The case of Central Arizona. Agriculture and Human Values DOI: 10.1007/s10460-015-9589-8 .

Eakin, H., A. M. York, R. M. Aggarwal, S. Waters, J. Welch, C. Rubinos, S. Smith-Heisters, J. C. Bausch and J. M. Anderies. In Press. Cognitive and institutional influences on farmers’ adaptive capacity: Insights into barriers and opportunities for transformative change in Central Arizona. Regional Environmental Change

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Book Chapters

2014

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

Posters

2015

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.

2014

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.

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.

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Presentations

2014

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.

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