Reem Hajjar

Hajjar, Reem

Position Type:
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location:
350 Richardson Hall
Phone Number:
Graduate Major Advisor
Ph.D. (Forestry): University of British Columbia
M.A. (Conservation Biology): Columbia University
B.Sc (Biology): McGill University
Research Areas
Social Science, Policy and Natural Resources
Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
Research Interests
  • Community Forestry
  • International Forestry
  • Social Science
International and multi-level forest governance; community forestry; socio-ecological systems; forests and livelihoods; social science research methods.
Graduate Students:
Courses Taught:
  • NR 202
    Natural Resources Problems and Solutions
  • FES 422/522
    Research Methods in Social Science
  • FES 525
    Interdisciplinary approaches to social-ecological problems
Selected Publications:
  1. Hajjar, R., Oldekop, J. A., Cronkleton, P., Newton, P., Russell, A. J. M., & Zhou, W. (2021). A global analysis of the social and environmental outcomes of community forests. Nature Sustainability, 4(March), 216–224.
  2. Hajjar, R., Zavaleta Cheek, J., Jagger, P., Kamoto, J., Newton, P., Oldekop, J.A., Razafindratsima, O. (2021) Research frontiers on forests, trees, and poverty dynamics. Forest Policy and Economics. 131, 102554.
  3. Hajjar, R., Engbring, G., & Kornhauser, K. (2021). The impacts of REDD+ on the social-ecological resilience of community forests. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 024001.
  4. Hajjar, R., Ayana, A., Rutt, R., Hinde, O., Liao, C., Keene, S., Bandiaki-Badji, S., Agrawal, A. (2019). Capital, labor, and gender: The consequences of large-scale land transactions on household labor allocation. Journal of Peasant Studies, 47, 566-588.
  5. Hajjar, R., Newton, P., *Adshead, D., *Bogaerts, M., Luis Fernando Guedes, P., *Maguire-Rajpaul, V., McDermott, C. L., Milder, J. C., Wollenberg, E., Agrawal, A. (2019). Scaling up sustainability in commodity agriculture: transferability of governance mechanisms across the coffee and cattle sectors in Brazil. Journal of Cleaner Production, 206, 124-132.