Michael R. Dove

Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology; Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Anthropology Peabody Museum; Co-Coordinator, Joint F&ES/Anthropology Doctoral Program; Chair Council on Southeast Asian Studies

Doctoral Student Supervision

Yale University

Chairing or co-chairing a cumulative total of 48 doctoral student committees (39 to completion, 10 underway), serving as member of 4 committees, coordinating program of joint degrees between F&ES and Anthropology.

Chair/Co-Chair

  • Doolittle, Amity A. 1999. Controlling the Land: Property Rights and Power Struggles in Sabah, Malaysia, 1881-1996. Ph.D. dissertation. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Lecturer/Associate Research Scholar, F&ES/Yale University.)
  • Vasan, Sudha. 2000. Contested Categories, Blurred Boundaries: Rural Society, Forest Bureaucracy and Timber Rights in Himachal Pradesh, India. DFES. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Sociology, U. Delhi).
  • Harwell, Emily E. 2000. The Un-Natural History of Culture: Ethnicity, Tradition and Territorial Conflicts in West Kalimantan, 1800-1997. Ph.D. dissertation, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University. (Natural Capital Advisors LLC).
  • McElwee, Pamela D. 2003. ‘Lost Worlds’ or ‘Lost Causes’? Biodiversity Conservation, Forest Management, and Rural Life in Vietnam. Ph.D. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Human Ecology, Rutgers U.)
  • Smith, Daniel S. 2003. Constructing Places, Inventing Regions: Environmental Discourses and Policy Contests in the Northern Forest. Ph.D. Yale U. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Independent scholar/consultant.)
  • Cook, Seth. 2004. Rainwater Harvesting in Gansu Province, China: Development and Modernity in a State Sponsored Rural Water Supply Project. Ph.D. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Senior Researcher, International Institute for Environment & Development, London).
  • Mathews, Andrew. 2004. Forestry Culture: Knowledge, Institutions and Power in Mexican Forestry, 1926-2001. Ph.D. 575 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Anthropology, U.C. Santa Cruz.)
  • Maxwell, Keely. 2004. Lost Cities and Exotic Cows: Constructing the Space of Nature and Culture in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, Peru. Ph.D. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (US EPA, National Homeland Security Research Center)
  • Rademacher, Anne. 2005. Culturing Urban Ecology: Development, Statemaking, and River Restoration in Kathmandu. 337 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Anthropology, NYU).
  • Yoder, Laura Meitzner. 2005. Custom, Codification, Collaboration: Integrating the Legacies of Land and Forest Authorities in Oecusse Enclave, East Timor. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Environmental Studies, Wheaton College).
  • Ehringhaus, Christiane. 2005. Post-Victory Dilemmas: Land Use, Development Policies, and Social Movement in Amazonian Extractive Reserves. 417 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (GTZ, Amazon Fund, Brazil).
  • Tuxill, John. 2005 Agrodiversity and Agrarian Change in Mayan Milpas of Yucatan: Implications for In Situ Conservation. 397 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University).
  • Velásquez Runk, Julie. 2005. And the Creator Began to Carve Us of Cocobolo: Historical Ecology of Wounaan Forest Use in Eastern Panama. 629 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Anthropology, U. Georgia).
  • Garen, Eva. 2005. Negotiating Sustainable Development: An Ethnographic Appraisal of the Bay Islands Environmental management Project (PMAIB). 333 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Yale/Smithsonian-ELTI).
  • Neidel, David. 2006. The Garden of Forking Paths: History, Its Erasure and Remembrance in Sumatra’s Kerinci Seblat National Park. 469 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Yale/Smithsonian-ELTI).
  • Rhee, Suk Bae (Steve). 2006. Brokering Authority: Translating Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Forestry Institutions in Indonesia. 380 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Ford Foundation-Indonesia).
  • Campos, Marina T. 2006. New Footprints in the Forest: Environmental Knowledge, Management Practices, and Social Mobilization among Colonos from the Transamazon Region. 353 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Moore Foundation).
  • Bulkan, Janette. 2009. The Slippages Between Forestry Concession Policies and Practices in Guyana. 620 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Forestry, U. British Columbia).
  • Hussain, Shafqat. 2009. A History of Marginality: Nature and Culture in the Western Himalayas.  378 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Anthropology, Trinity College).
  • Muchnick, Barry. 2011. Nature’s Republic: Fresh Air Reform and The Moral Ecology of Citizenship in Turn of the Century America. 528 pp. Yale University History Department and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Environmental Studies, Wofford College).
  • Padwe, Jonathan. 2011. Garden Variety Histories: Postwar Social and Environmental Change in Northeast Cambodia. 329 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Anthropology, U. Hawai'i)
  • Galvin, Shaila Seshia. 2013. State of Nature: Agriculture, Development and the Making of Organic Uttarakhand. 349 pp. Yale University Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva).
  • Mitraud, Sylvia. 2013. Assessing Social Processes and Impacts of two Conservation and Development Projects in Brazil. 669 pp. Yale University Department of Sociology. (ATMA)
  • Cerezo, Adrian. 2014. Nature Nurtures Nature: Measuring the Biophilic Design Elements in Childcare Centers as Related to the Developmental Outcomes of Children 34 to 38 months of Age. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (St. Louis Zoo).
  • Graef, Dana. 2014. Isles of Green: Environmentalism and Agrarian Change in Costa Rica and Cuba. 361 pp. Yale University Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (NSESC).
  • Kneas, David. 2014. Substance and Sedimentation: A Historical Ethnography of Landscape in the Ecuadorian Andes. 364 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology. (Geography, U. South Carolina)
  • Osterhoudt, Sarah Rae. 2014. The Forest in the Field: The Cultural Dimensions of Agroforestry Landscapes in Madagascar. 381 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Anthropology, and New York Botanical Garden (Anthropology, Indiana U.)
  • Claus, Catherine (Annie). 2014. Drawing Near: Conservation by Proximity in Okinawa’s Reefs. 311 p. Yale University Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, (Anthropology, American U.). 
  • Baker, Lauren. 2015. Just Concessions? Indigenous Politics and Oil Development in the Northeast Peruvian Amazon. 525 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (AAAS Fellow, USAID).
  • Stoike, Jeff. 2015. Cultivating Conservation: The Political Ecology of the Restoration of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. 371 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (AAAS Fellow, State Dept.).
  • Zhang, Amy. 2016. Matter Transformed: Remaking Waste in Post-reform China”.  310 pp.  Yale University Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Anthropology, NYU) 
  • Keleman, Alder. 2017. Out of the Field and Into the Kitchen: Agrobiodiversity, Food Security, and Food Culture in Cochabamba, Bolivia. 290 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Department of Anthropology, and New York Botanical Garden (Aarhus U.)
  • Eren, Aysen. 2017. From Riverscape to Energyscape: Constructing the Space of Hydroelectricity Production in the ─░kizdere River Valley, Turkey. 371 pp. Bo─čaziçi University, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Turkey.
  • Archer, Matthew. 2018. Ecologies of Value: The Meanings and Measures of Corporate Sustainability. 323 pp.  Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Copenhagen Bus. Sch.).
  • Randle, Sayd. 2018. Replumbing the City: Water(s) and Space in Los Angeles. 261 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology (USC & UC Berkeley).
  • Zeng, Lily. 2018. Transformations of Indigenous Identity and Changing Meanings of Sacred Nature in Xishuangbanna, China. 284 pp. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Natural Resources Canada).
  • Cortesi, Luisa. 2018. Living in Unquiet Waters: Knowledge and Technologies in North Bihar, 390 pp. Yale University Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Cornell U.).
  • Chatti, Deepti. 2019. ____. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (Humboldt State U.).
  • Lennon, Myles. 2019. ____. Yale University Department of Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Brown U.).

In Progress

Samara Brock, Paul Burow, Christina Carolus, Chris Hebdon, Amy Johnson, Lav Kanoi, Vanessa Koh, Manon Lefevre, Gao Yufang, Wen Zhou.

Member

  • Gil, Vladimir R. (Universidad del Pacífico/Columbia U.), 2005. Strategies in Local Conflicts with a Transnational Mining Corporation in Peru: the Antamina Case. Yale University Department of Anthropology.
  • Hays, Cassie. 2009. Sociology of Safari: Techné and Travel in Tanzania. Yale University Sociology Department. (Sociology, Gettysburg College).
  • Yager, Karina (Marine/Atmosphere, Stony Brooke), 2009. A Herder’s Landscape: Deglaciation, Desiccation and Managing  Green Pastures in the Andean Puna. Yale University Department of Anthropology.

University of Hawaii/East-West Center

Served as member on eleven doctoral committees.