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Cara Rockwell

Research Assistant Professor
Institute of Environment
International Center for Tropical Botany
Department of Earth and Environment

Cara’s research integrates the disciplines of tropical ecology, agroforestry, and sustainable forest management within the context of neotropical smallholder and community-based systems. She has pursued these complementary research interests since 1998, when she served as a Peace Corps agroforestry volunteer in Paraguay. She believes that a cohesive approach to natural resource management research will have a positive impact on livelihood development as well as biodiversity conservation and environmental services. To date, most of her research has been conducted in Southwestern Amazonia, but she has also recently developed projects in South Florida, looking at environmental services and food security provided by urban food forests.

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Education

  • Ph.D. Tropical Forestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
  • M.S. Tropical Forestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development, University of Florida
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

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Locations

Map of locations, indicating: Miami, Florida, United States; Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, United States; Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, Florida, United States; Rio Branco, State of Acre, Brazil; and Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Region, Peru.

Blue pin: Miami, Florida, United States
Brown pin: Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, United States
Green pin: Cape Sable, Everglades National Park, Florida, United States
Red pin: Rio Branco, State of Acre, Brazil
Yellow pin: Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios Region, Peru
(Map data ©2018 Google, INEGRI, ORION-ME)

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