Barbara L. E. Walker

Barbara L. E. Walker

Member since: October 29, 2011

A Little About Me

About Us

Project Blog:

Our collaborative team is composed of five interdisciplinary scholars:

Dr. David Lopez-Carr is a professor of Geography at UC Santa Barbara. He received a PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in Biostatistics from the Carolina Population Center. David works on links among population, health, rural development, agriculture, and marine and forest resource use in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He is the author or co-author of approximately 100 articles in the field of Geography, and the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and many other sources. He currently directs the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab at UCSB.

Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker is a Project Scientist at UC Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. in Geography at UC Berkeley. Her research and publications focus on the dynamics of gender in marine and coastal resource use and management, economic restructuring in developing countries, and Geographic Information Science (GIS) in French Polynesia, Ghana, Mexico, and California. Barbara's research has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council among others.

Dr. Neil Davies is the Director of the UC Berkeley Gump Biological Research Station in Cook’s Bay, Moorea. Neil holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from University College London, and was a research fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. His goals are to discover the processes underlying tropical biocomplexity, particularly in coral reef systems, and then translate this knowledge into sustainable development through innovative eco-engineering tools and management approaches. He is a member of the French Polynesia Climate Change Task Force.

Hinano Teavai-Murphy is the president of the Tahitian community-based organization ‘Association Te Pu Atitia’, and the Associate Director for Outreach at the Gump Station. A former elementary school teacher and education policy maker, she now leads efforts to document and promote Tahitian traditional knowledge, language and culture.

Dr. Tamatoa Bambridge is an ethnologist at Le Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement de Polynésie Française (CRIOBE), a French research station on Moorea affiliated with the University of Perpignan. His research and publications focus on customary law and the uses of land and marine environments in Polynesia, and the adaptation of ancient cultural concepts into contemporary conservation policies.