Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies

Pete Newton is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder, and an instructor for the MENV program. He is an interdisciplinary scientist who is interested in understanding how governance interventions affect synergies and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and social outcomes in socio-environmental systems. He works principally in agricultural and tropical forest landscapes, mainly in Brazil but also with partners in Indonesia, Mozambique, Nepal, and elsewhere. Much of his work focuses on sustainable food systems, land-use change, and rural livelihoods.
Pete received his BA (Zoology) from the University of Cambridge, UK, and his master’s (Applied Ecology and Conservation) and PhD (Environmental Sciences) from the University of East Anglia, UK.