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Prof. Catherine Tucker



Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies
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Not Mentioned
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University of Florida (United States of America, None)


Biological Sciences
Biodiversity, Terrestrial Ecosystems
Integrated Systems
Social-ecological Systems
Social Sciences and Humanities
Ethnology, Social and Human Geography, Environmental Governance, Anthropology


Research Expertise
Interdisciplinary Research, Transdisciplinary Research
Field Observations, Integrative Assessments, Policy Analysis, Qualitative Social Science Methods, Participant observation
Mountain Ranges of Research Expertise
Andes, Western Honduras Highlands, Sierra Norte de Oaxaca
Mountain Ranges of Research Interest
Alps, Andes, Global -- broad interest in mountain social ecological systems, climate change and environmental governance of mountains around the world
Spatial Scale of Expertise
Global/Hemispheric, Local/Community, National/Cultural, Regional
Statistical Focus
Mean Change/Trends, Variability
Time Scales
Decadal/Centennial, Seasonal/Annual
Publications URL
List of publications
Steger, C., J. A. Klein, R. S. Reid, S. Lavorel, C.M. Tucker, K.A. Hopping, R. Marchant, T. Teel, A. Cuni-Sánchez, T. Dorji, G. Greenwood, R. Huber, K-A. Kassam, D. Kreuer, A. Nolin, A. Russell, J. Sharp, M. Šmid Hribar, J.P.R. Thorn, G. Grant, M. Mahdi, M. Moreno, D. Waiswa. 2021. Science with Society: Evidence-based Guidance for Best Practices in Environmental Transdisciplinary Work. Global Environmental Change 68:102240. Steger, C., S. Hirsch, C. Cosgrove, S. Inman, E. Nost, X. Shinbrot, J.P.R. Thorn, D.G. Brown, A. Grêt Regamey, B. Múller, R.S. Reid, C.M. Tucker, B. Weibel, J. A. Klein. 2021. Linking Model Design and Application for Transdisciplinary Approaches in Social-Ecological Systems. Global Environmental Change 66:102201. URL: Thorn, J., J. A. Klein, C. Steger, K. A. Hopping, C. M. Tucker, C. Capitani, A. Nolin, R. S. Reid, , R. Seidl, V. Chitale and R. Marchant. 2020. Envisioning Mountain Futures: A systematic review of scenario planning in mountain social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 25(3):6. URL: Klein, J.A.; C.M. Tucker; A.W. Nolin; K.A. Hopping; R.S. Reid; C. Steger; A. Grêt- Regamey; S. Lavorel; B. Müller; E.T. Yeh; R.B. Boone; P. Bourgeron; V. Butsic; E. Castellanos; X. Chen; S.K. Dong; G. Greenwood; M. Keiler; R. Marchant; R. Seidl; T. Spies; J. Thorn; K. Yager; and the Mountain Sentinels Network. 2019. Catalyzing Transformations to Sustainability in the World's Mountains. Earth's Future 7:547-557. Rodela, R., C. M. Tucker, M. Smid-Hribar, M. Sigura, N. Bogataj, M. Urbanc, A. Gunya. 2019. Intersections of ecosystem services and common-pool resources literature: an interdisciplinary encounter. Environmental Science & Policy 94:72-81. Klein, J.A., C. M. Tucker, C. E. Steger, A. Nolin, R. Reid, K. A. Hopping, E. T. Yeh, M. S. Pradhan, A. Taber, D. Molden, R. Ghate, D. Choudhury, I. Alcántara-Ayala, S. Lavorel, B. Müller, A. Grêt-Regamey, R. Boone, P. Bourgeron, E. Castellanos, X. Chen, S. K. Dong, M. Keiler, R. Seidl, J. Thorn, K. Yager. An Integrated Community and Ecosystem-Based Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction in Mountain Systems. Environmental Science & Policy 94:143-152. URL: Van Riper, C., A. Thiel, M. Penker, M. Braito, A. Landon, J. Thomsen, C. M. Tucker. 2018. Multi-level values and the governance of social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 23(3):25. URL: Sindler, D., P. Useche, C. Tucker and X. Zhao. 2018. Moving toward Sustainable Rice Production in Northwest Dominican Republic. Natural Resources 9:468-504. URL: Muhar, A., C. Raymond, R. van den Born, N. Bauer, K. Böck, M. Braito, A. Buljs, C. Flint, W. de Groot, C. Ives, T. Mitrofanenko, T. Plieninger, C. Tucker, C. van Riper. 2017. A Model Integrating Social-Cultural Concepts of Nature into Frameworks of Interaction between Social and Natural Systems. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. URL: Upton, C., C. Tucker, S. Sanchez. 2017. The Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement’s Symbolic Nod to Environmental Protection: Legal Perspectives on CAFTA’s Citizen Submission Process. Society and Natural Resources. Online. URL: Tucker, C. M. 2014. Creating equitable water institutions on disputed land: A Honduran case study. Water International 39(2):216-232. Eakin, H., C. M. Tucker, E. Castellanos, R. Diaz-Porras, J. F. Barrera, H. Morales. 2014. Adaptation in a Multi-stressor Environment: Perceptions and responses to climatic and economic risks by coffee growers in Mesoamerica. Environment, Development and Sustainability 16(1):123-139. URL: 013-9466-9 Castellanos, E., C. Tucker, H. Eakin, H. Morales, J. Barrera and R. Diaz. 2013. Assessing the Adaptation Strategies of Farmers Facing Multiple Stressors: Lessons from the Coffee and Global Changes Project in Mesoamerica. Environmental Science and Policy 26:19- 28. URL: Tucker, C. M. 2010. Forest Management Research, Institutional Analysis and Policy in Latin America. Current Conservation 4(3):16-20. Tucker, C. M. 2010. Private Goods and Common Property: Pottery Production in a Honduran Lenca Community. Human Organization 69(1):43-53. Tucker, C. M. 2010. Learning on Governance in Forest Ecosystems: Lessons from Recent Research. International Journal of the Commons 4(2):687-706. URL: Tucker, C. M., H. Eakin, and E. Castellanos. 2010. Perceptions of Risk and Adaptation: Coffee producers, market shocks and extreme weather in Central America and Mexico. Global Environmental Change 20:23-32. Published online August 2009. URL: Tucker, C. M., J. C. Randolph, T. Evans, K. P. Andersson, L. Persha, and G. M. Green. 2008 An approach to assess relative degradation in dissimilar forests: toward a comparative assessment of institutional outcomes. Ecology and Society 13(1): 4. [online] URL: Tucker, C. M., J. C. Randolph, and E. Castellanos. 2007 Institutions, Biophysical Factors and Forest Conditions: An integrative analysis of private and communal forests in Guatemala and Honduras. Human Ecology 35(3):259-274. Eakin, H., C. M. Tucker, and E. Castellanos. 2006. Responding to the Coffee Crisis: A pilot study of farmers’ adaptations in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. The Geographical Journal 172(2):156-171. Tucker, C. M., D. Munroe, H. Nagendra and J. Southworth. 2005. Comparative Spatial Analyses of Forest Conservation in Honduras and Guatemala. Conservation and Society 3(1):174-200. Vanwey, L., C. M. Tucker, and E. McConnell. 2005. Community Organization, Migration and Remittances in Oaxaca. Latin America Research Review 40(1):83-106. Nagendra, H., C. M. Tucker, L. Carlson, J. Southworth, M. Karmacharya, and B. Karna. 2004. Monitoring Parks through Remote Sensing: Studies in Nepal and Honduras. Environmental Management 33(3):1-13. Tucker, C. M. 2004. Community Institutions and Forest Management in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Reserve. Society and Natural Resources 17(7):569-587. Southworth, J., H. Nagendra, C. M. Tucker and L. A. Carlson. 2004. Assessing the impact of Celaque National Park on forest fragmentation in Western Honduras. Applied Geography 24:303-322. Munroe, D., J. Southworth and C. M. Tucker. 2004. Modeling Spatially and Temporally Complex Land-Cover Change: The Case of Western Honduras. Professional Geographer 56:544-559. Nagendra, H., J. Southworth, and C. M. Tucker. 2003. Accessibility as a determinant of landscape transformation in Western Honduras: linking pattern and process. Landscape Ecology 18:141-158. Southworth, J., H. Nagendra, and C. M. Tucker. 2002. Fragmentation of a landscape: incorporating landscape metrics into satellite analyses of land cover change.Landscape Research 27(3):253-269. Munroe, D. K., J. Southworth, and C. M. Tucker. 2002. The Dynamics of Land-Cover Change in Western Honduras: Exploring Spatial and Temporal Complexity. Agricultural Economics 27(3):355–369. Southworth, J. and C. M. Tucker. 2001. The Influence of Accessibility, Local Institutions and Socioeconomic Factors on Forest Cover Change in the Mountains of Western Honduras. Mountain Research and Development, 21(3):276-283. Tucker, C. M. 2000. Striving for Sustainable Forest Management in Mexico and Honduras: The Experience of Two Communities. Mountain Research and Development 20(2):116-117. Tucker, C. M. 1999. Private vs. Common Property: Forest Conditions and Tenure in a Honduran Community. Human Ecology 27(2):201-230. Tucker, C. M. 1999. Common Property Design Principles and Development in a Honduran Community. Praxis: The Fletcher Journal of Development Studies 15:47-76. Tucker, C. M. 1999. Manejo Forestal y Políticas Nacionales en La Campa, Honduras.Mesoamérica 37:111-144. Tucker, C. M. 1996. Traditional Peoples and the Struggle for Land in the Amazon Basin. Arizona Anthropologist, Number 12 (Winter 1996).