Thomas Sheridan
Research Anthropologist, Southwest Center
Professor, School of Anthropology
(520) 621-5088

Tom Sheridan is Research Anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology at the Southwest Center and School of Anthropology. He is an historical and environmental anthropologist who has worked in the Southwest and Northern Mexico for more than forty years. Author or co-editor of 13 books, he serves on Pima County's Conservation Acquisition Commission and as Community Representative of the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, a grassroots organization of ranchers west of Tucson. His research interests include political ecology, community and conservation, and environmental history.

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Agriculture
Economic adaptation and climate change
History
Land use change
Natural resource management
Water markets
Climate and Adaptation
Adaptation
Agriculture
Anthropology
Arid lands
Borderlands
Climate change
Climate variability
Cooperative extension
Decision support
Development
Drought
Ecosystem management
Fire management
Floods
Human dimensions
Land use
Native nations
Natural resource management
Range management
Stakeholder engagement
Water resources
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Environmental history
Food Systems and Security
Agrarian societies
Agriculture
Anthropology
Drought
Food policy
Food safety
Geography
Governance, Law, and Policy
Agriculture
Borderlands
Climate change impacts
Conservation policy
Environmental law and policy
Fire management
Food policy
Land use change
Native nations
Water resource management
Water rights
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Anthropology
Arid lands
Borderlands
Community education
Conservation biology
Ecosystem disturbances
Ecosystem services
Fire ecology
Grasslands and savannas
Indigenous knowledge
Invasive species
Land use change
Landscape restoration
Migration
Natural resource management
Philosophy
Rangelands
Riparian ecology
Sky Islands
Wildfire
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making
Urban Environment
Agrarian societies
Agriculture
Anthropology
Community education
Decision making
Land use change
Poverty
Recreation
Water resource management
Water
Agriculture
Anthropology
Arid lands
Borderlands
Climate change impacts
Poverty
Recreation
Water conflicts
Water distribution systems
Water law and policy
Water resource management

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