Charles G. Curtin (PhD)Core Faculty
Department of Environmental Studies
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Highest DegreePhD, Zoology, minor in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Other Degrees & CredentialsNSF Climate Change Post Doc, University of New Mexico
MS, Land Resources, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA, Environmental Science, Marlboro College
Areas of Expertiseadaptive governance, community-based conservation, complexity and resilience theory, climate and land use interactions, landscape ecology, resilence design
I consider myself a “prac-ademic”, with one foot in the practical world of designing and undertaking conservation, ecology and sustainability science, and the other in teaching and addressing the underlying theories that sustain conservation practice and build more durable science and policy. So my work is grounded in both the applied and theoretical aspects of conservation, ecology, and policy design. I have recently returned to academia after spending much of the last decade directing ecosystem-level conservation programs in desert and marine ecosystems. At Antioch, the rich and varied academic setting with a strong and diverse community of students and faculty is immensely rewarding for both. Whereas most departments separate the natural and social sciences, at Antioch the almost seamless integration of the two results in an approach to scholarship and practice that is both rigorous, while being more relevant to the “real world”.
Photo above: Large scale experimental ecology has been an important part of my work. In New Mexico we developed 8,000 acre prescribed burns as part of long-term, large scale studies of the interaction of climate and land use.