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Anne Toomey

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Science

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New York City

Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm

Wed 2:30pm-5:30pm

(by appointment)


Anne is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist who is interested in how people connect to their natural environment and the role of science in supporting that connection. In 2015 she completed her PhD in Human Geography at Lancaster University in the UK, which sought to understand local perceptions of scientific research in the Bolivian Amazon through participatory research with indigenous communities, park guards and biodiversity scientists.


Toomey, A. H., Alvaro, Mar\'\ia Eugenia Copa, ., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Cossio, O. L. & Barlow, J. (2019). A question of dissemination: Assessing the practices and implications of research in tropical landscapes. Ambio. Vol 48 (Issue 1) , pages 35--47.

Toomey, A. H. (2017, March 15). Writing History in the Present: The implications of localized forms of science in Latin America for a postcolonial world. Alternautas. http://www.alternautas.net/blog/2017/3/15/part-1-writing-history-in-the-present-the-implications-of-localized-forms-of-science-in-latin-america-for-a-postcolonial-world

Toomey, A. H., Sterling, E., Sigouin, A., Gomez, A. & Betley, E. (2017, February). Assessing the evidence of stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation. Vol 209 , pages 159-171.

Toomey, A. H. http://https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=ueZOmGEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Toomey, A. H. (2016). What happens at the gap between knowledge and practice? Spaces of encounter and misencounter between environmental scientists and local people.. Ecology and Society. Vol 21 (Issue 2) http://https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss2/art28/

Toomey, A. H., Knight, A. & Barlow, J. (2016, November 9). Navigating the space between research and implementation. Conservation Letters. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12315/full

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