defense announcementAnita Varghese took a sabbatical from Keystone in August 2010 to do her PhD with Prof. Tamara Ticktin at the University of Hawaii in Botany. Her study looks at the linkages between ecology and traditional knowledge of NTFP gatherers of the NBR with a focus on the gathering of resin from Canarium strictum. She is in the final stages of completing her dissertation and prepares to defend on June 19th at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

A PDF of her dissertation will be on our website soon.