Richard N. Rosomoff

Senior Research FellowUCLA Center for Tropical Research

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the human-environmental relations that promote conservation and sustainable resource use in tropical societies. This work combines field-based research with historical scholarship. One current project focuses on West African mangrove ecosystems, which are being prioritized for conservation and development. A second project combines historical research with recent findings from genetics. It builds upon my first book, which illuminated African contributions to Neotropical landscape evolution during the transatlantic slave trade. The projected volume examines African food animal introductions during this period and their significance for subsistence and the ranching economies of tropical America.

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