Shane Scaggs

PhD candidate, Cultural Anthropology 

I am a graduate research associate and fellow in the Anthropology Department at the Ohio State University. I study human-environment interactions using methods and theory from anthropology and ecology. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Subsistence alongside my previous adviser Drew Gerkey. Currently, I am working in the Human Complexity Lab under the guidance of my adviser Sean Downey developing a project that investigates trophic interactions and habitat mosaics created by swidden agriculturalists who reside in the broadleaf rainforests of southern Belize. I am particularly interested in the diverse ways humans use the environment for subsistence, the ecological effects of subsistence practices, and how these effects feedback into the well-being and productivity of human communities.

I co-direct the Social Ecological Networks Group (SENG) — a graduate student led research and learning collective that focuses on the use of network science for studying social and ecological processes. SENG meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 3-5pm EST. All are welcome to join; simply send us an email.

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