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Newton, Peter Assistant Professor


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  • Professor Peter Newton is an interdisciplinary scientist who studies the sustainability of socio-environmental systems, principally in tropical forest and agricultural landscapes. His work examines how governance interventions, such as policies and incentive programs, influence trade-offs and synergies between environmental, social, and economic outcomes. He is particularly interested in the role of local communities in natural resource management, and how conservation and development programs affect their livelihoods. He works mainly in Brazil and the US, but also with partners in Indonesia, Mozambique, Nepal, and elsewhere.


  • environmental governance, tropical forests, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, deforestation, livelihoods, community based natural resource management, climate change mitigation, land use change, environmental studies, food systems


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courses taught

  • ENVS 4800 Capstone: Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies (Spring 2019)
  • ENVS 5909 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ENVS 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ENVS 3525 Intermediate Environmental Problem Analysis: Topical Cornerstones (Fall 2018)
  • ENVS 6305 Food System Solutions? Evaluation of Food System Debates (Fall 2018)
  • ENVS 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ENVS 5909 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ENVS 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)


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