Staff Profiles

Georgina Cullman

Visiting Scientist

  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      Georgina Cullman is an interdisciplinary scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. She translates social and ecological research to apply it in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. Her research explores the social context of conservation efforts, using the tools of anthropology and geography to understand conservation policy and initiatives. As part of the Solomon Islands Biocultural Landscapes initiative, Cullman is investigating changing foodways, nutrition, and their link to vibrant land- and seascapes. Another current project is reviewing efforts to sustain biological and cultural diversity through interviews with researchers and practitioners in the field as well as through the literature. For her dissertation, Cullman explored the multiple and contested values relating to land use in a new conservation area in northeastern Madagascar. Cullman received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Columbia University, her Masters in Interdisciplinary Ecology and Tropical Conservation and Development from University of Florida, and her B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale College.