Carlos G. García-Quijano

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

My principal line of research has focused on understanding the relationship between local/traditional ecological knowledge (LEK/TEK), coastal resource use and human well-being in the Caribbean, especially Puerto Rico. I have investigated how small-scale coastal resource users, such as fishers and land crab hunters, use their knowledge of social-ecological systems to succeed in their enterprises. Specifically, what constitutes success for Puerto Rican small-scale fishers and the relationship between their knowledge of local ecosystems and their success in fishing. Another of my closely related research interest is the development of conceptual frameworks to account for the goods and services provided by small-scale resource users’ local ecological knowledge to greater society, and the contribution of social/cultural diversity to sustainability

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Anthropology and Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

Education

  • 2006 
    U of Georgia, PhD/Anthropology