Members > Michael Cox

Assistant professor, Dartmouth College

I am an assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College. Previously I was a student and postdoc of Lin Ostrom's at Indiana University and I am an affiliated faculty member of the Ostrom Workshop.

I explore human-environment interactions, with a primary focus on community-based natural resource management. I most strongly identify with the research communities studying the governance of environmental commons and the resilience of social-ecological systems. I conduct empirical, fieldwork-based analysis of particular communities as well as theoretically synthetic work. Empirically, I have mostly examined community-based irrigation systems in the Southwest United States and a few other places, but more recently I have shifted to community-based fisheries as a part of a new project in the Dominican Republic.

Key research Interests: Commons, Community-based natural resource management, Social-ecological synthesis

Member Since: 2011