H. Carolyn Peach Brown
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H. Carolyn Peach BrownBiography
Director of Environmental Studies; Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Honours) Biology, Acadia University; M.Sc. Zoology, University of Guelph; PhD Natural Resource Policy and Management, Cornell University
Dr. Peach Brown is an Associate Professor and UPEI’s Director of Environmental Studies, a multidisciplinary liberal arts and science program.
Her research focuses on environmental governance for management of commons resources, and how such strategies can contribute to the goals of sustainable resource management and improved livelihoods. In particular, she explores the role played by communities and civil society groups in multi-level governance, in the context of changing policy and a changing climate. Dr. Peach Brown’s research is guided and informed by her interdisciplinary background in both the natural and social sciences.
Having worked for over 10 years in international development in Central Africa she continues to maintain an active focus in that region. She is also conducting research on community adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada.
- Rural local institutions and climate change adaptation in forest communities in Cameroon
- Building resilience and adaptive capacity through farmer-managed natural regeneration in Africa
- Climate change and forest communities
- Climate change and adaptation in Central Africa
- Changement climatique et adaptation en Afrique Centrale: Passé, scenarios et options pour le futur
- Environmental governance, community-based resource management, international development, biodiversity conservation, climate change, knowledge systems, community resilience.