Environmental Anthropology, People and Parks, Nature-Culture, Everglades Restoration
I am from south-central Wisconsin, where I was raised on a small family dairy farm. I completed a B.S. in Regional Planning at the University of Arizona, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. I then worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the not-for-profit Chelan-Douglas Land Trust in Wenatchee, Washington and as a regional environmental planner for the South Florida Regional Planning Council in Hollywood, Florida. My dissertation research critically analyzes the politics of Everglades Restoration and the roles of interested parties in the struggle for access to and control over the Everglades. In addition, I am a Research Assistant for the Human Dimensions Group of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research site, which is directed by Dr. Laura Ogden and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Please click on link below to see Rebecca's most recent article in Human Ecology, the top-ranked journal in environmental anthropology.
Heterogeneity in Residential Yard Care: Evidence from Boston, Miami, and Phoenix