Editorial Board Members--Ecosystems
Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Brent Swallow is Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate) in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a native of Saskatchewan and earned his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lived and worked in Africa between 1984 and 1987 and again between 1991 and 2009, where he conducted and led research at the National University of Lesotho, the International Livestock Research Institute, and the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi. For two years, he served as the Global Coordinator of the Alternatives to Slash and Burn research program. While at the University of Alberta, he has served as a Member of the Edmonton Food Council, Trustee of Biodiversity International, and Independent Advisor to the Water, Land, and Ecosystems Program. Much of his research focuses on the interface of agriculture and the environment, particularly food security, payments for ecosystem services, the economics of land use change, and women’s empowerment. He supervises graduate student research across the developing world.
Land policy; REDD; Payments for ecosystem services; Women’s empowerment; Climate smart agriculture