|Agroforestry Carbon Dynamics: Research by Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh aims to assess carbon dynamics in shade-grown coffee systems and tropical forest systems in Guatemala.|
|Bangalore: CIPEC affiliate Harini Nagendra and her colleagues in Bangalore are studying the distribution of urban forests in the south Indian city of Bangalore, evaluating the ecological and environmental benefits provided by urban green spaces, and tracking changes in the distribution of open areas, urban forests and wetlands due to urbanization and city expansion.|
|The Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group at CIPEC (BUFRG) is currently working on several projects, including conducting a street tree inventory for the City of Bloomington, IN; examining the influence of institutions on private residential parcel vegetation management; exploring the relationship between urban soils and public and private vegetation in Bloomington; working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., to evaluate their neighborhood tree planting projects in Marion County, Indiana; and expanding this tree planting program research to six cities across the eastern and midwestern United States.|
|Coffee Producers: Research by Catherine Tucker, Edwin Castellanos (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala), Rafael Diaz (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica), Hallie Eakin (Arizona State U), Helda Morales (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico), and Juan Barrera (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur) explores how coffee producers in Mexico and Central America deal with market volatility, climate change and damage from insects and diseases.|
Forestry Institutions in Central America: Research by Monica Paulson Priebe focuses on how institutional norms in El Salvador and Honduras help or hinder forest conservation.
|HSD Project: The Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) project addresses how private and public actors at local, state, and federal levels affect land management dynamics resulting in reforestation. In particular, we seek to understand the relative influence of biophysical conditions, social factors, and geographic location on reforestation.|
|Protected Areas in India and Nepal: Harini Nagendra and her colleagues use a variety of techniques to understand the ecological and social impacts of different types of protected area management in Nepal and India.|
|Snowmelt-dependent agricultural systems: This three-year NSF-funded project will be led by Tom Evans, Daniel Cole, Kelly Caylor, and Krister Andersson to study the impact of climate change on water resources and the ability of governance systems to adapt to the resulting challenges.|
|Watershed Reserve: Research by Catherine Tucker in western Honduras studies how three municipios (counties) manage a jointly-created watershed reserve, with particular attention to the collective action of village water committees for forest conservation and water project maintenance.|
Zambia: Research by IU professors Tom Evans and Scott Robeson, in collaboration with Kelly Caylor at Princeton University, will study how smallholders in rural Zambia cope with climate variability in a new project funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Japan, and the Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research.