Heather Huntington


Trinity School of Arts and Sciences                

My research focuses on land tenure, land-use change, natural resource governance and land administration. I study these topics in the context of impact evaluations of donor funded development projects to strengthen land governance and improve conservation outcomes, primarily in Africa. My work involves close collaboration with implementing partners  and policy makers to conduct actionable and policy relevant research and evaluations.         

I am working with an interdisciplinary team to produce a Forest+ research report on Natural Climate Solution pathways, biodiversity conservation, and zoonotic disease risk mitigation, which will ultimately inform the research agenda  for USAID’s Natural Environment Branch. Also, I am currently leading a feasibility assessment for an impact evaluation focused on biodiversity and forest conservation in  Zambia.