Published: April 19, 2018

kimberlee photoKimberlee Chang works with Dr. Krister Andersson to examine how governance institutions facilitate sustainable resource use by local communities. In her project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), she asks the research question "How do diverse communities work together to overcome common collective action problems in social life?” More specifically, "How do diverse communities cooperate to manage limited agricultural resources under the context of scarce or unpredictable resource availability?". To answer these questions, she focuses on investigating effective governance institutions that facilitate cooperation in resource use and climate change adaptation. This work aims to inform policy making that will enhance the resilience of agricultural communities in dryland regions affected by climate change.  

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