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IBS Associations

Environment and Society Program

Center for the Governance of Natural Resources

Research Interests

Dr. Newton is an interdisciplinary scientist, working at the intersection of natural and social sciences. His research aims to understand how innovative policies, programs, and technologies affect synergies and trade-offs between different outcomes in socio-environmental systems. He works principally in agricultural and forest landscapes, studying interventions that aim to conserve forests, enhance food system sustainability, and improve rural livelihoods. He works largely in Brazil and the US, but his research has also taken him to Indonesia, Mozambique, Uganda, and Vietnam.