Kathleen A. Galvin
B.A., M.A. – Colorado State University
Ph.D. – State University of New York – Binghamton (Binghamton Univ.)
DISCIPLINE:Cultural and Biological Anthropology
RESEARCH: Africa, U.S. Great Plains; human ecology, human dimensions of global change, conservation and development, pastoralism, diet and nutrition
CLASSES: Human Ecology, Cultural Change, Humans in Ecosystems, Anthropology and Development
Dr. Galvin is Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. She is also an Advising Faculty member for the Department of Sociology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU. Trained as a biological anthropologist she has conducted interdisciplinary human ecological research in Africa for the past 20 years. She is interested in issues of African pastoral land use, conservation, climate variability and resilience and adaptation strategies of these populations. Her current research explores looking at the dynamics of the coupled natural and human system of the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem. She is also looking at the importance of spatial complexity and the costs of fragmentation of pastoral ecosystems around the world. Finally, she is currently leading a group to investigate household decision-making under uncertainty across sites around the world with NSF funding. Dr. Galvin has been a member of a National Academy of Science/National Research Council (NAS/NRC) group to assess Research Needs and Modes of Support for the Human Dimensions of Global Change. She was also a panel member of the NAS NRC Human Dimensions of Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability group. She served on the National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Program Panel. She was an Aldo Leopold Fellow in 2001.