Tanya Hayes, PhD
Environmental Studies & Public Affairs,
Institute for Public Service, Seattle University
Seattle WA, 98122
Research interests: environmental conservation and sustainable development; local forest governance; protected areas; institutional diversity; adaptation and institutional robustness; policy analysis.
My research examines the impact of environmental conservation and sustainable development policies and programs on local governance of natural resources. Specifically, I examine how different protected area property-rights policies (and decision-making rights) impact individual and community land-use decisions. I have examined the impacts of property-rights policies on indigenous land-management and the ability to control agricultural expansion in Central America. More recently, I have begun to explore the nexus between livelihoods, payment for ecosystem services programs and conservation in the Colombian and Ecuadorian Andes.