Stephanie Buechler

Associate Research Professor

My research and outreach focus on natural resource use under changing environmental conditions from intersectional and feminist political ecology perspectives. I currently conduct applied research and stakeholder engagement in rural Arizona, the city of Tucson and adjoining peri-urban areas, U.S.-Mexico border communities and numerous locations in Mexico. I have lived and worked in India, Honduras, and Bolivia.  I collaborate on teams that include graduate students.

My current and recent research addresses:

  • renewable energy and society - solar, wind, and hydroelectric power; gender dynamics and impacts
  • green infrastructure - k-12 demonstration and adoption; flood risk mitigation
  • urban agriculture - community gardening, low-income communities, COVID-19 impacts 
  • climate and water resources adaptation - kitchen gardens, cheese production; gendered livelihoods
  • water reuse - wastewater, greywater; household and community-scale adoption 
  • women and extractive industries - social stratification in employment 
  • youth - education, agriculture, environmental change and migration