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Lisa M. Curran
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute
Roger and Cynthia Lang Professor in Environmental Anthropology, School of Humanities & Sciences
Clayman Institute Faculty Voice and Influence Fellow, 2012-2013

Lisa is the Roger and Cynthia Lang Professor in Environmental Anthropology and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. She received her A.B. with honors from Harvard University, Ph.D from Princeton University and held a Mercer Post-doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. She has spent over 25 years in the South and Southeast Asian tropics conducting scientific research, training and outreach and policy studies.  She was Professor of Tropical Resources and John Musser Director of the Tropical Resources Institute at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from 2001-2009 and previously held an interdisciplinary faculty position at the School of Natural Resources and Environment, Southeast Asian Studies and International Institute and Department of Biology at the University of Michigan.  

Lisa’s current interdisciplinary programs examine the effects of land use change, climate, drought and fire on carbon dynamics and biodiversity; and impacts of governmental policies and industrial practices on ecosystems and rural livelihoods in Asian and Latin American tropical forests.

Further information about Lisa Curran is available from her website.