Our employment service supported a multi-phase Harvard Chan School project examining food insecurity and biodiversity loss in one of the world's most vulnerable ecosystems.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Health and Conservation

Led by Chris Golden, research scientist in the department of environmental health, and funded by the National Science Foundation, Harvard Chan School researchers studied the relationship between humans and their environment in the Masoala Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On the peninsula, food insecurity drives the illegal hunting of endangered species. Postdoctoral researcher Cortni Borgerson's three-phase, interdisciplinary project aimed to complete a rigorous study of human incentives, human health, illegal hunting, regional habitat, and endangered species. Through interviews, fieldwork, and data collection methods that drew from anthropology, ecology, conservation biology, economics, and public health, the research team designed, applied, and tested the effects of a conservation and human health action plan.

Harvard Global Services in Madagascar

Harvard Chan School utilized our employment service to support the project's in-country research fellow. We were able to provide employment in Madagascar via a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Madagascar.