Elizabeth King

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint Appointment: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

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Ph.D. University of California, Davis [Population Biology]

M.S. Univeristy of California, Davis [Population Biology]

B.A. Reed College [Biology]

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Research Interests
  • Community and ecosystem ecology
  • Dryland vegetation dynamics
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Pastoralism in Africa
  • Georgia coastal salt marshes
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability science
  • Population Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • System Ecology
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Social-Ecological Systems
Selected Publications

King, E. G., R. R. Unks, and L. German. 2017. Constraints and capacities for novel livelihood adaptation: lessons from agricultural adoption in an African dryland pastoralist system. Regional Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1270-x (pdf)

German, L., E. King, R. Unks, and N. P. Wachira. 2017. This side of subdivision: Individualization and collectivization dynamics in a pastoralist group ranch held under collective title. Journal of Arid Environments 144:139-155. (pdf)

German, L. A., R. Unks, and E. King. 2017. Green appropriations through shifting contours of authority and property on a pastoralist commons. Journal of Peasant Studies 44:631-657. (pdf)

King, E.G. and T.E. Franz. 2016. Combining ecohydrologic and agent-based modeling to simulate hillslope-scale vegetation dynamics in a semi-arid rangeland.  Ecological Modelling 329:41-63. (pdf)

De Jesus Crespo, Rebeca, D. Newsom, E. King, and C. Pringle.  2016.  Shade tree cover criteria for non-point source pollution control in the Rainforest Alliance coffee certification program: a snapshot assessment of Costa Rica’s Tarrazú coffee region.  Ecological Indicators 66:47-54. (pdf)

King, E.G., J. Cavender-Bares, P. Balvanera, T. Mwampamba, and S. Polasky.  2015. Tradeoffs in ecosystem services and varying stakeholder preferences: Evaluating conflicts, obstacles, and opportunities.  Ecology and Society: Special Feature – Ecosystem service trade-offs across global contexts and scales. 20(3): 25. (link)