Voluntary leadership and the emergence of institutions for self-governance

Oct. 16, 2020

By: Krister Andersson, Kimberlee Chang, Adriana Molina-Garzon Publication Date: October 2020 Abstract: Strong local institutions are important for the successful governance of common-pool resources (CPRs), but why do such institutions emerge in the first place and why do they sometimes not emerge at all? We argue that voluntary local leaders...


Contextual factors that enable forest users to engage in tree-planting for forest restoration

June 16, 2020

Krister Andersson, University of Colorado Boulder; Kimberlee Chang, University of Colorado Boulder Published: October 4, 2019 Abstract: Social, biophysical, and institutional contexts affect forest users’ incentives to work together to restore forests. With renewed government commitments to support such activities, we argue that effective interventions need to consider several context-specific...

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Kimberlee Chang Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 19, 2018

Kimberlee 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...