Mark Moritz

Associate Professor
Faculty

My research focuses on the transformation of African pastoral systems. I examine how pastoralists adapt to changing ecological, political and institutional conditions that affect their lives and livelihoods. I have been conducting research with pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon since 1993. The long-term research has resulted in strong collaborations with local researchers, which has allowed me to develop innovative, interdisciplinary research projects with colleagues at the Ohio State University and the University of Maroua in Cameroon

Areas of Expertise
  • Pastoral systems
  • Management of common-pool resources
  • Ecology of infectious diseases
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Environmental security
  • Herder-farmer conflicts
  • Coupled human and natural systems
Education
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, UCLA 2003
  • MA Anthropology, Leiden University 1995

Picture for moritz.42

Phone:
614 247-7426
Fax:
614 292-4155
4058 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210