Shane Scaggs

Shane is a PhD student in the Human Complexity Lab studying the anthropology and ecology of subsistence farming and foraging in southern Belize. He is particularly interested in trophic networks and the effect that swidden agriculture has on wildlife and plant communities. Shane holds an MSc from Oregon State University where he studied resource diversity in Alaskan food sharing networks. In his research, he embraces a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative techniques like participant observation and semi-structured interviews with quantitative methods like social network analysis, experimental games, and statistical modeling.