Land Funding

The ISS Land Project’s faculty fellows have been awarded more than $1,610,802 since the start of their project’s term, as of April 17, 2018. This funding includes external awards of $1,197,802 and internal awards of $413,000. Research sites include the United States, Mozambique, and India.


Wendy Wolford, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Steven Wolf, Natalie Mahowald, Raymond Craib, Rebecca Nelson, and Eduardo Penalver. “Integrated Land Management,” U.S. Department of Agriculture- Higher Education Challenge (2017-2020), $139,000.

Steven Wolf. “Adaptive Management in Habitat Exchanges: An Institutional Analysis of the Barriers and Pathways to Learning,” Atkinson Center for Sustainable Futures, Cornell University (2017-2019), $113,000.


Sara Pritchard. “Light Pollution’s Social and Ecological Consequences and Contexts,” Scholars’ Award (#1555767), Program in Science, Technology, and Society, National Science Foundation (April 2016-March 2019), $102,142.

Steven Wolf. ” Community-Engaged Research in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve,” Engaged Cornell Research Grant, Cornell University (2016-2017), $40,000.


Wendy Wolford (Co-PI). “A Mozambique Case Study,” Grant for Internationalizing the Curriculum, Einaudi Center, Cornell University (2015), $25,000.


Wendy Wolford. “Rediscovering Africa: Brazilian Experts and Expertise in Mozambique,” Program in Science and Technology Studies, National Science Foundation (2014-2017), $229,000.


Sara Pritchard (Co-PI). “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Ecological Science and Natural Resource Management in the United States,” National Science Foundation (2013-2014),$7,660.

Steven Wolf. “Rights to the Forest: Impacts of Governance Changes on Health, Nutrition and Livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India,” with Neema Kudva, Rebecca Stoltzfus, and Andrew Willford. Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University (2013-2014), $10,000.

Steven Wolf (Co-PI). “Scientific Ambiguity and its Consequences for a Conservation Icon,”Atkinson Center for Sustainable Futures, Cornell University (2013-2015), $90,000

Wendy Wolford. “Evaluating Rural Resilience in Communities Around the World,” ACSF/Oxfam Rural Resilience Grant (2013) $60,000.


Steven Wolf (Co-PI). “Keystone- Cornell Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Generation,” Atkinson Center for Sustainable Futures, Cornell University (2012-2013), $75,000.

Steven Wolf. “Economic Policy Instruments and Multifunctionality,” Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University (2012-2015), $60,000.
Steven Wolf. “Optimizing Legume Management to Reduce GHG Eissions and Increase Resilience,” Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, USDA (2012-2014), $660,000.

(Updated March 2018).