Stephanie Buechler

Associate Research Professor

Dr. Stephanie Buechler My research focuses on natural resource use under changing environmental conditions in rural, peri-urban and urban settings. I have conducted research in Guanajuato, Sonora, Chihuahua and Zacatecas states in Mexico; the city of Tucson, border communities and rural Arizona; Hyderabad and Uttarakhand, India; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and La Paz, Bolivia. I am currently or have recently conducted research (usually as part of teams including graduate students) on people's perceptions of the international wastewater treatment plant at the U.S.-Mexico border in Rio Rico, Arizona; on women and mining in Cucurpe, Sonora; on women's experiences with renewable energy in their homes and with large-scale projects in urban and rural Arizona and, with Mexican colleagues, in Zacatecas, Mexico; female and male youth's decision-making related to education, agricultural livelihoods and migration in the context of rapid environmental change in Rayón, Sonora; small farmers' experiences with hydroelectric power projects in Uttarakhand, India; social, environmental and economic sustainability of community gardens for low-income populations in Tucson, Arizona; and women's strategies in the context of climate and water resource challenges in kitchen gardens in San Ignacio and in cheese production in Rayón, both in Sonora, Mexico.