Avery Cohn is a social scientist with expertise studying the links between people and earth systems. For the past decade, his work has been dedicated to balancing agricultural development with environmental protection in Brazil. Building on and extending this past work, his current projects investigate: (1) agricultural technology adoption in Northern Brazil, (2) the impacts of climate change on agricultural management in Brazil, (3) the influence of agricultural productivity change on global land use, (4) the business case for the disclosure of climate impact risk faced by tropical agriculture, (5) policy options for promoting smallholder climate change adaptation in Mozambique, (6) the land-energy-water nexus in Northern Brazil, and (7) the land use impacts of efforts to prevent tropical deforestation.
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.