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Jonathan Walz

SIT-Graduate Institute

Based in

Tanzania
Africa

Jonathan Walz holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. For the last seven years, he has led an undergraduate program on coastal ecology in Zanzibar and a Master’s degree on climate change based in Iceland and Tanzania. He serves as a Research Associate at The Field Museum in Chicago and currently leads a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad on African innovation in an era of climate change.

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Featured Articles

Guy Edwards, Paul Gellert, Omar Faruque, Kathryn Hochstetler, Pamela McElwee, Prakash
Kashwan, Ruth McKie, Carlos Milani, Timmons Roberts, & Jonathan Walz. 2023. “Climate
Obstruction in the Global South: Future Research Trajectories.”
PLOS Climate: e0000241.

Jonathan Walz & Rowan Sharkey. 2021. “Climate Change on Zanzibar (Unguja) Island: The Outcomes, Factors, and Origins of an Unnatural Disaster.” Conference: Environmental Crises in the Indian Ocean World since 1800, Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University. Montreal, Canada.

Jonathan Walz. 2021. “The Great Guano Rush of 2007-2008: ‘Filth’, Bats, and Food Sovereignty on Northern Pemba Island, Tanzania. Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität), 31. 

Garth Myers, Jonathan Walz, & Aboud Jumbe2020. “Trends in Urban Planning, Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Zanzibar, Tanzania.” Town and Regional Planning.

Kristina Douglass, Jonathan Walz, Eréndira Quintana-Morales, Richard Marcus, Garth Myers, & Jacques Pollini2019. “Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Human-Environment Dynamics in Southeast Africa.” Conservation Biology.