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Britta Schumacher

Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

Britta Schumacher is an MA/PhD student in the Geography Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying the conservation-livelihoods interface, climate change and variability, food security and smallholder perceptions in East Africa. Her undergraduate degree is from Penn State University (2015) where she studied fire ecology, biogeography and the parks-people interface. In between undergrad and coming to UCSB, Britta worked as a forest census intern at the Loquillo LTER site in the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico and as an agricultural research intern at the Rodale Institute, the first organic research institute in the United States. Her current work focuses on livelihood dynamics, including migration, perceptions of change and adaptation strategies, in the Kilombero Valley of south-central Tanzania.

Broom Graduate Associate: 
February, 2017
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