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Dr. Cortni Borgerson, assistant professor, received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores why people choose to hunt endangered species, and examines how this hunting affects both human health and wildlife conservation. Dr. Borgerson is currently managing numerous interventions to improve food security and reduce unsustainable hunting in Madagascar. In addition to her field research and active development interventions, she is a National Geographic Explorer, an Animal Planet guest co-host, and a Commission member for the Madagascar Section of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group. 
Dr. Borgerson teaches courses, including: Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Environmental Anthropology; Globalization; Human Behavior for Biodiversity Conservation; and Planetary Health.

Research interests

Explores why people choose to hunt endangered species, and examines how this hunting affects both human health and wildlife conservation.

Scholarly Interests

Interventions to improve food security and reduce unsustainable hunting in Madagascar.

Teaching

Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Environmental Anthropology; Globalization; Human Behavior for Biodiversity Conservation; and Planetary Health.

Faculty/Media Expert

Expert on the hunting of endangered species, the incentives for illegal behavior, natural resource use and food security, primates, insect eating, the human dimensions of conservation, and both the culture and wildlife of Madagascar.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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