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Name: Heidi G. Frontani
Member Since: July 11th, 2008
Member Name: Heidi.frontani

Dr. Heidi G. Frontani is geographer in the nature-society tradition, whose research has examined the relationship between park management approach and conservation effect, particularly the extent to which participatory, ‘bottom-up’ co-management can not only protect biodiversity, but also local people’s livelihoods. She has worked with fishing communities in New England and the Florida Keys in the United States and, as a Fulbright Scholar, with Swahili-speaking communities living near coral reef-based marine protected areas in Kenya. Dr. Frontani holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She has served as a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College in the USA and Southeast University in Nanjing, China and currently teaches at Elon University.