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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, United States
Joined July 2016
Presence in: United States
Focus: Education

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.

The Geography & Environmental Systems department includes a transdisciplinary group of faculty focused on human-environment issues.

People Associated With This Organization

Margaret Holland

United States  
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Joined July 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice
I am an assistant professor in the Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems at UMBC. Most of my current research centers on understanding the complex relationships between land tenure security, local livelihoods, and ways in which tenure security influences certain biodiversity conservation outcomes. I am engaged actively in research in Ecuador and Central America. I also co-lead a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary research working group on land tenure security & conservation. I earned my PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Land Tenure Center.
Margaret Holland is the network champion (main point of contact) for University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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