August 1, 2014

PIRE Team

Our Millennium Village PIRE Team

Brown University – MBL
PI Christopher Neill, Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Watershed ecology & biogeochemistry (Team 2, Team 3)
Leah VanWey, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Sociology. Household dynamics, land use (1, 3)
John Mustard, Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences. Remote sensing (1, 3)
Jerry Melillo, Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center, Dept. of Geological Sciences. Earth system modeling (1, 3)
Dov Sax, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Species invasions & biodiversity (2)

Stephen Porder, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Soils & nutrient cycling (2)
Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Economics. Labor economics (1, 3)
Linda Deegan, Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Aquatic ecology, biodiversity (2, 3)
J. Timmons Roberts, Director, Center for Environmental Studies & Dept. of Sociology. Political economy of development & environment (1)
Jim Tang, Asst. Scientist, Ecosystems Center & Department of Geologial Sciences. Carbon cycling (2)

 

Columbia University
Cheryl Palm, Senior Research Scientist, Earth Institute. Tropical land use, carbon (1, 3)
Pedro Sanchez, Director, Millennium Villages Project, Earth Institute. Tropical agriculture (2)
Ruth DeFries, Prof., Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology. Satellite remote sensing of land use (1)
Shahid Naeem, Professor, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology. Ecosystem consequences of diversity (2, 3)

Marc Levy, Professor, Center for International Earth Science Information Network. Political science, environmental conflicts (2, 3)
Kevin Griffin, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Earth & Env. Sci. Plant respiration, global carbon cycling (2)
Markus Walsh, Senior Scientist, Tropical Agriculture & Rural Environment Program, Earth Institute. Landscape ecology (1, 3)

 

Foreign Collaborators (Kenya and Tanzania)
Benjamin Mwasi, Lecturer, Dept. of Env. Studies, Moi Univ., Kenya. Geography, planning & community health (1, 3)
Robert Okalebo, Professor, Dept. of Soil Science, Moi Univ., Kenya. Soil fertility (2)
George Kajembe, Professor, Dept. Agri. Eng. & Land Planning, Sokoine Univ., Tanzania. Forest management, conservation (2)
Didas Kimaro, Senior Lecturer, Agri. Eng. & Land Planning, Sokoine Univ., Tanzania. Land use management, remote sensing (1,2)

Henry Mahoo, Professor, Dept. Agricultural Engineering & Land Planning, Sokoine Univ., Tanzania. Hydrology, soil & water management (2)
Frank Place, Evaluation Economist, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Economics, property rights, technology adoption (1,3)