Avery Cohn

William R. Moomaw Assistant Professor of International Environment and Resource Policy

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MESc, Yale University
  • BS, University of California, Davis


Avery Cohn is dedicated to producing scientific evidence inspired to inform governance for addressing and coping with environmental change. Much of his research focuses on the future of agriculture and forests in a changing climate in developing countries. Avery’s research is often quantitative, has involved mixed methods, and often involves the study of interactions between earth systems, human behavior, and institutions. He favors empirical research when possible and often collects or assembles novel datasets to overcome data gaps in the regions that he studies. He has worked on topics including the governance of deforestation, projects to promote sustainable intensification of agricultural production, food loss reduction, the resilience of diversified farming systems, crop pests in a changing climate, and the value of forests for the natural resource economy via local and regional climate regulation. He has published papers in journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Conservation Letters, ERL, Nature Climate Change, and PNAS.



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