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Eric Jones

  • Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Research (Courtesy)
  • University of Oregon
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My research spans a diverse range of scholarly interests including food systems, ethnobotany and agroecology, nontimber forest product harvesting, anthropogenic historical ecology, decision support system tools, climate change adaptation, cultural mapping and virtual cultures. My theoretical contributions have been to political ecology, common property, informal economy, traditional ecological knowledge and tenure/stewardship. I have often used mixed qualitative and quantitative methods, but my love is participant observation and ethnographic interviews. I have done fieldwork in Mexico, Indonesia, Canada and in nearly every U.S. state.

Recent publications

  • Broadening participation in biological monitoring: Handbook for scientists and managers

    • Pilz D
    • Ballard H
    • Jones E
  • The MAB Mushroom Study as a teaching case example of interdisciplinary and sustainable forestry research

    • McLain R
    • Jones E
    • Liegel L

Professional experience

Associate Professor of Research (Courtesy)

University of Oregon

June 2016 - Present



January 2012 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor

Oregon State University

September 2016 - June 2017(9 months)

Associate Professor Courtesy Faculty

Oregon State University

September 2009 - January 2016(6 years)

Partner / Manager

Institute for Culture and Ecology

January 1999 - December 2012(14 years)


Environmental Protection Agency

June 1997 - December 1997(6 months)


UMASS Amherst

September 1992 - June 1993(9 months)


Ph.D. Environmental Anthropology

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

September 1992 - August 2002(10 years)

Bachelor's Cultural Anthropology

University of Oregon

September 1989 - May 2002(13 years)

Masters Environmental Anthropology

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

September 1992 - March 1997(5 years)


Co-authors (15)

  • Tessa Barker
  • Micknai Arefaine
  • Shane Scaggs
  • Nicholas Fisher