Leah Samberg is a Research Scientist with the Global Landscapes Initiative where she works to put people on the agricultural map. Her research addresses the interaction of social and environmental processes in small scale agricultural landscapes, trade-offs between food security and conservation, and the integration of household data into large-scale analyses. She has worked in southern Ethiopia to determine the effects of farmer management on agricultural biodiversity, with The Nature Conservancy to assess the benefits of conservation initiatives for rural communities, and on a National Science Foundation Coupled Natural-Human Systems project linking pastoral livelihoods to grassland sustainability on the Tibetan Plateau. Leah spends her free time backcountry skiing, running, and chasing after her toddler.
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