Dr. Donald Nelson

Position: Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology

Email: dnelson@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-1452

Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology with a minor in Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis 2005, University of Arizona

About: Dr. Nelson’s research interests include vulnerability and adaptation studies, food and water security, global climate and environmental change, land-use and land-cover change, water governance and ethics, and international development. In his professional life he has worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a particular focus in Northeast Brazil and the Brazilian Amazon. Dr. Nelson has also been involved with work in Africa, including the countries of Mozambique, Angola, and the Comoros. He uses a range of participatory methodologies as well as quantitative tools in his research, which include GIS and remote sensing. Dr. Nelson’s research explores relationships between humans, climate, and their natural environments.