Alejandro Garcia Lozano

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I am interested in different aspects of common-pool resource governance, including behavioral factors such as the emergence of collective action, processes of institutional development and mechanisms for decentralized, participatory management of natural resources.

I am also interested in the ways Western conservation paradigms have been applied throughout the world, the socio-political implications for vulnerable social groups and rural resource users, and identifying ways to resolve conflict arising from these dynamics.

My masters thesis work focused on the emergence of a co-management model for coastal fisheries in Costa Rica. For my dissertation, I will continue examining issues related to small-scale fisheries management in Central America.