Working at the nexus of ecology and sociology
Katia Carranza is an environmental scientist focused on people.
“I see people as part of nature, which is not typical in the environmental fields that tend to focus on nature and not people,” she says. “Environmental fields often don't recognize that people are part of the environment and that their well-being also has to be improved.”
Carranza came from Duke University to Nebraska in 2021 to study how people, plants, animals and disturbances interact on land and affect resilience.
In one part of her master’s project in natural resources, she is surveying and interviewing Lakota people to better understand how they conserve ecosystems and how that affects the resilience of their communities. In another part, she is comparing the results of land management through rotational grazing versus fire and grazing.
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