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Pamela McElwee

Pamela McElwee

Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

pamela.mcelwee@rutgers.edu

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences - Human Ecology
Arizona State University
55 Dudley Rd
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520

Titles

  • Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Biography

Dr. McElwee's research and teaching interests focus on the environmental impacts of globalization, particularly in the fields of biodiversity conservation, climate change, environmental governance and environmental security. She has regional expertise in Asia, chiefly Vietnam. She was trained as an environmental scientist/geographer and anthropologist at Yale University, Oxford University and the University of Kansas.

She is completing a manuscript on challenges for biodiversity conservation in developing countries, which looks at global policies like the Convention on Biological Diversity and the socio-economic challenges of protected areas planning, tentatively titled "Beyond Biodiversity: Species, Landscapes, and Environmental Governance in Vietnam." The book particularly looks at questions of participation and democratization in natural resources management, and how these can be incorporated into global priority-setting for biodiversity conservation. Several articles on her biodiversity research in Vietnam have been published in Environmental Conservation, Conservation and Society, and other journals.

Education

  • PhD, Yale University, 2003
  • MSc, Oxford University, 1994
  • BA, University of Kansas, 1992

Expertise

Books

2012

Cruz-Torres, M. L. and P. McElwee eds. 2012. Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.

Book Chapters

2012

Cruz-Torres, M. L., P. McElwee and P. McElwee. 2012. Introduction: Gender and Sustainability. Pp. 1-24 In: Cruz-Torres, M. L. ed., Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.