About Elizabeth Eklund
Elizabeth Eklund is from California. Born in San Diego, she received her B.S. in environmental sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, minoring in anthropology and environmental economics and policy. She went on to receive a master of science in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville where she studied how natural and cultural resources are preserved in the United States National Park and National Forest Systems, focusing on how protected areas are established and what this means for local people. She then earned a master of arts in Anthropology from San Diego State University studying an international framework for establishing protected areas (UNESCO's Man in the Biosphere, Biosphere Reserve program), focusing on the process of proposing a new Biosphere Reserve in the Sierras Guadalupe and Giganta in Baja California Sur. At SDSU Elizabeth served as SDSU Southwestern Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) coordinator, assisting with a variety of tasks including helping organize a binational workshop on the management of the Tijuana River Watershed, held in May 2013 in Tijuana, Baja California, and Imperial Beach, California.
Ganster, Paul, and Elizabeth Eklund. 2013. Managing the Binational Tijuana River Watershed: A Workshop. Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP) FY2010-2013 Final Report. Prepared by W.L. Hargrove, Director, CERM.The University of Texas at El Paso: El Paso. Pages 230-244.
Water, water policy, environmental anthropology, transboundry ecosystems and watersheds, conservation, parks and protected areas, science and technology studies, ethnohistory, community-based collaboration.
Regions: North America / Latin America (esp. US Southwest / Northwestern Mexico)
Masters of Arts, Anthropology. San Diego State University, San Diego, California. August, 2013.
Thesis: “Processes of Protection: A Review of the Pathway to Establish New Protected Area In Baja California Sur.”
Masters of Science, Environmental Sciences. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. May, 2007.
Thesis: “Evaluating the Yellowstone Management Model: A Comparison of Environmental Parameters on US Federally Managed Lands With and Without Residents.”
Bachlors of Science, Major: Environmental Science Minors: Anthropology, Environmental Economics and Policy. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California. May, 2004.
Senior Thesis: “Changing Perspectives: The Attitude of the Scientific Community Toward Wildlife As Shown in the Recorded Population Patterns of Ravens and Crows in the San Francisco Bay Area.”