Publications

2014. Shaffer, L.J. Making sense of local climate change in rural Tanzania through knowledge co-production. Journal of Ethnobiology 34(3): 315-334.

2014. Tschakert, P., K. Dietrich, K. Tamminga, E. Prins, J. Shaffer, E. Liwenga, and A. Asiedu. Learning and envisioning under climatic uncertainty: an African experience. Environment and Planning A 46: 1049-1068.

2014. Tschakert, P., & L. J. Shaffer. Ingredients for Social-Ecological Resilience, Poverty Traps, and Adaptive Social Protection in Semi-Arid Africa. In Social-Ecological Systems in Transition (pp. 139-156). Springer Japan.

2012. Shaffer, L. J. Mobilizing knowledge to build adaptive capacity: lessons from southern Mozambique. In Climate Change and Threatened Communities: Vulnerability, Capacity, & Action. P. Castro, D. Taylor, and D. Brokensha (eds.). Pp. 69-80. Practical Action Publishers, London.

2011. Shaffer, L. J. and L. Naiene. Why analyze mental models of local climate change?: A case from southern Mozambique. Weather, Climate and Society 3(4): 223-237.

2010. Shaffer, L. J. Indigenous fire use to manage savanna landscapes in southern Mozambique. Fire Ecology 6(2): 43-59.

2008. Shaffer, L. J. A landscape of possibilities: seeking food security in Matutúine District, Mozambique. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 4(1): 38-53.

2008. Shaffer, J. Setting conservation priorities: social science. Research methods report for Transnational Conservation Planning in Maputaland. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique and Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, UK.

2009. Shaffer, L. J. Human-environment interactions on a coastal forest-savanna mosaic in southern Mozambique. Doctoral Dissertation. Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia.

Student Written Publications and Reports

Sharova, M. 2015. A visual study of changing environments in Africa. Honors Thesis written for the Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland. 56 pp.

Chen, K. 2014. A comparison between local and national data: how food security definitions, dimensions and interpretations can impact aid. Honors Thesis written for the Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland. 38 pp.

Fleskes, R. 2014. Facilitating a deep learning approach for university students in an interdisciplinary lab setting: a case study approach to the formulation of the Introducation to Ecological and Evolutionary laboratory course at the University of Maryland.  Honors Thesis written for the Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland. 171 pp.

Borovikov, A., P. Jung, J. Krones, J. Kulp, S. Merkel, J. Ramlagan, K. Schnoor, and H. Weiland. 2013. Tranportation Transition: UMD’s Commuter Habits and Traveling with a Smaller Footprint.  Report produced for ANTH 468O: Researching Environment and Culture course, the UMD Office of Sustainability, and UMD’s Department of Transportation.

If you would like a copy of any of the above publications and cannot obtain them through your library, please drop us a line.

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