Stronza, Amanda individual record

Dr. Amanda Stronza is an environmental anthropologist and professional photographer with 30 years of research and conservation work in the Amazon, southern Africa, and other parts of the tropics. She is a Professor in the Departments of Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management, and she co-directs the Applied Biodiversity Science Program at Texas A&M University. She co-founded Ecoexist, a non-profit organization in Botswana, aimed at fostering coexistence between people and elephants. Her long-term work in the Amazon has focused on community-based conservation, understanding and documenting local incentives for stewarding wildlife and forests.

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selected publications
Academic Articles37
  • Petriello, M. A., & Stronza, A. L. (2020). Campesino hunting and conservation in Latin America. Conservation Biology. 34(2), 338-353.
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  • Vogel, S. M., Lambert, B., Songhurst, A. C., McCulloch, G. P., Stronza, A. L., & Coulson, T. (2020). Exploring movement decisions: Can Bayesian movement‐state models explain crop consumption behaviour in elephants (Loxodonta africana)?. Journal of Animal Ecology. 89(4), 1055-1068.
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  • Stronza, A. L., Hunt, C. A., & Fitzgerald, L. A. (2019). Ecotourism for Conservation?. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 44(1), 1-25.
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  • Buchholtz, E., Fitzgerald, L., Songhurst, A., McCulloch, G., & Stronza, A. (2019). Overlapping landscape utilization by elephants and people in the Western Okavango Panhandle: implications for conflict and conservation. Landscape Ecology. 34(6), 1411-1423.
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  • Hofman, M., Hayward, M. W., Heim, M., Marchand, P., Rolandsen, C. M., Mattisson, J., ... Balkenhol, N. (2019). Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research. PLoS ONE. 14(5), e0216223-e0216223.
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  • Stronza, A., & Durham, W. H. (2008). Ecotourism and conservation in the Americas. CABI.
  • Stronza, A., & Durham, W. H. (2008). Preface.
  • Stronza, A. L., Hunt, C. A., & Fitzgerald, L. A. (2019). Ecotourism for Conservation?. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES, VOL 44. 229-253. Annual Reviews.
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  • Stronza, A. L. (2016). Anthropology Applied: Global ecotourism and local indigenous culture in Bolivia. Haviland, W. A., Prins, H., McBride, B., & Walrath, D. (Eds.), Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge. 188-188. Cengage Learning.
  • Stronza, A. (2009). Hosts and Hosts: the Anthropology of Community‐Based Ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon. Tourism and Applied Anthropologists. 170-190. Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
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  • Mbaiwa, J. E., & Stronza, A. L. (2009). The Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism in Developing Countries. The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies. 334-354.
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  • Mbaiwa, J. E., & Stronza, A. L. (2009). The challenges and prospects for sustainable tourism and ecotourism in developing countries. The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies. 333-353. SAGE Publications Ltd.
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Conference Papers1
  • de Vasconcellos Pegas, F., & Stronza, A. (2010). Ecotourism and sea turtle harvesting in a fishing village of Bahia, Brazil. Conservation and Society. 8(1), 15-25.
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Texas A&M University; Ecology and Conservation Biology; WFES 232
College Station, TX 77843