Catherine May Tucker, Ph.D.

Published: November 23rd, 2013

Category: Faculty, People

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Phone: (352) 392-0690


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1996
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986
  • B.A., Anthropology/Biology/Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College

Research Interests

Economic and environmental anthropology, environmental governance, community-based conservation, institutional analysis, climate change adaptation, coffee production & consumption, value chains, belief systems, sustainability

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Selected Publications

Tucker, C. M. 2014 “Creating equitable water institutions on disputed land: A Honduran case study.” Water International 39(2):216-232.

Castellanos, E., C. Tucker, H. Eakin, H. Morales, J. Barrera and R. Diaz. 2012 “Assessing the Adaptation Strategies of Farmers Facing Multiple Stressors: Lessons from the Coffee and Global Changes Project in Mesoamerica.” Environmental Science and Policy 26:19-28. URL:

Tucker, C. M. 2012 “Syncretism and Conservation: Examining Indigenous Beliefs and Natural Resource Management in Honduras.” In Nature, Science and Religion: Intersections shaping society and the environment. C. M. Tucker, ed. Pp. 107-128. Santa Fe, NM: SAR Press.

Tucker, C. M. 2011 Coffee Culture: Local Experiences, Global Connections. New York: Routledge Press.

Tucker, C. M. 2010 “Learning on Governance in Forest Ecosystems: Lessons from Recent Research.” International Journal of the Commons 4(2):687-706. URL:

Tucker, C. M., H. Eakin, and E. Castellanos. 2010 “Perceptions of Risk and Adaptation: Coffee producers, market shocks and extreme weather in Central America and Mexico.” Global Environmental Change 20:23-32.

Tucker, C. M. 2008 Changing Forests: Collective Action, Common Property and Coffee in Honduras. New York: Springer Academic Press.

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