Tagged: costa rica

Fulbright U.S. Student Award goes to Liz Guinessey


Liz Guinessey, PhD Student in Integrative Conservation and Ecology, recently received a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Costa Rica which will support work examining blue carbon community programs in coastal mangrove areas. The blue carbon program supports mangrove restoration … More ›

ICON’s Karen Allen examines trade-offs in nature tourism


Karen in the field

Congratulations to ICON & Anthropology PhD candidate Karen Allen on her recent publication, “Trade-offs in nature tourism: contrasting parcel-level decisions with landscape conservation planning” in the journal Ecology and Society. Allen’s work suggests that nature tourism has supported forest regrowth in Monteverde, … More ›

ICON’s Jessica Chappell featured in La Selva Student Film


This summer, Jessica Chappell – ICON & Ecology student – traveled to Costa Rica to take part in a graduate field course in Tropical Biology through the Organization for Tropical Studies. Along with her colleagues, Jessica created a blog and videos to document the course experience. Check … More ›

Featured Student: Karen Allen


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Karen Allen is a PhD student in Integrative Conservation via the Department of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology at the University of Georgia. Her research examines the viability of market-based mechanisms for conservation in promoting sustainable development in Costa Rica. Karen’s … More ›

Featured Student: Rebeca de Jesús Crespo


rebeca in the field

Rebeca de Jesús-Crespo is a PhD student at the Odum School of Ecology who, in 2011, joined the Integrative Conservation and Ecology program. Her research focuses on the relationship between land use practices and aquatic resources. She is especially interested … More ›