Avery Cohn is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. His research examines how policies can promote sustainable global land use. He employs a mixture of methods including modeling, field social science research, statistical approaches, experimental social science, and qualitative case study research. His current research examines climate change adaptation and mitigation dimensions of agricultural development in Northern Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master’s of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis.
He also maintains research affiliations with the Environmental Change Initiative at Brown University, and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He will be on leave from The Fletcher School during the 2013-2014 academic year in order to complete a fellowship supported by the UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Institute on pasture to cropland transitions in Brazil.