Georgina Cullman

Dr. Georgina Cullman, a Postdoctoral Fellow, is a researcher at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and a member of the RTI project, Bridging Reef Resilience Research and Conservation. An interdisciplinary scientist, her work explores the social context of conservation efforts, using the tools of anthropology and geography to understand projects often inspired by ecological research. Broadly, Georgina works to contribute to efforts to sustain biological and cultural diversity. Her current research aims to draw lessons from how coral reef managers across the tropics have worked to enhance the resilience of coral reef ecosystems and the societies that depend on them in the face of multiple threats at different scales – for example, rising sea surface temperatures, overfishing, and sedimentation. 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. Contact Georgina