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Mccabe, J Terrence Professor


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  • My research examines how people adapt to unpredictable environmental conditions in arid and semi-arid lands, especially in East Africa. This involves the study of land use, livelihood diversification, the adoption of cultivation, and migration. I am especially interested in how these changes affect the resilience of these coupled social/natural systems. Another aspect of my research involves understanding how national parks and protected areas impact the people living around them – both positively and negatively. I also conduct research on local concepts of well being and the relationship of climate and conflict in Kenya.


  • ecological anthropology, arid and semi arid rangelands, East Africa, nomadic pastoralism, conservation, development


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