Phone: (575) 556-4929
USDA-ARS-Jornada Experimental Range
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Primary Research Interests:
I am an environmental social scientist and human ecologist. My research focuses generally on the interactions of humans with their environment. My current work addresses issues surrounding agroforestry and natural resource management in the drylands of East Africa. Furthermore, I explore the use of mobile technology in agricultural development and have studied local perceptions of climate change and drought. My role at the Jornada is as the Global Coordinator for the Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) project (landpotential.org). I lead the effort to connect LandPKS to users and understand user needs for LandPKS development.
- 2017 to present – Research Assistant Professor, LandPKS Global Coordinator, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University
- 2015 to 2016 – Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder
- 2015 to 2014 – Research Fellow, World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya
- 2013 to Junior Researcher, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Kenya
- 2011 to 2012 – Base Manager, Thai Elephant Project, Global Vision International, Thailand
- 2007 to 2009 – Environmental Education and Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent, Peace Corps, Tanzania
- Quandt, A., Neufeldt, H., and J.T. McCabe. 2017. The role of agroforestry in building livelihood resilience to floods and droughts in semi-arid Kenya. Ecology and Society 22(3). doi: 10.5751/ES-09461-220310.
- Quandt, A., and J.T. McCabe. 2017. “You can steal livestock but you can’t steal trees”: the livelihood benefits of agroforestry during and after violent conflict. Human Ecology 45(4): 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10745-017-9922-5.
- Quandt, A. and A. Kimathi. 2017. Perceptions of the effects of floods and droughts on livelihoods: lessons from arid Kenya. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies 9(3): 337-351. doi: 10.1108/IJCCSM-11-2014-0132.
- Quandt, A. 2016. Farmers and forest conservation: how might land sparing work in practice? Society and Natural Resources 29(4), 418 – 431. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1095381.
- Quandt, A. 2016. Towards integrating political ecology into resilience-based resource management. Resources 5(4): 31. doi: 10.3390/resources5040031.
- Quandt, A., and A. Kimathi. 2016. Adapting livelihoods to climate change in arid Kenya: local perspectives and insights. African Journal of Rural Development 1(1): 51-60. Available at: http://afjrd.org/jos/index.php/ajrd/article/view/93
2017 Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
2010 M.Sc., Resource Conservation, University of Montana at Missoula
2005 B.S., Biology, University of Puget Sound