Yonten Nyima

Author Biography

Yonten Nyima, originally from Nagchu in Central Tibet, is a human geographer who specializes in Tibetan pastoralism. His main research interests are development and environmental policies, pastoralism, rangeland and natural resource management and access, indigenous knowledge and climate change, and cultural politics and resistance. Having earned degrees in human geography (Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, U.S.A., 2012) and international affairs with a concentration in economic and political development (M.A., Columbia University, U.S.A., 2006), Dr. Yonten Nyima draws from political ecology and political economy in examining rationales for, implementation of, and socioeconomic, cultural, political and ecological effects of China’s ongoing development and environmental policies in Tibet. He has published peer reviewed articles on Tibetan pastoralism in international academic journals including Area, Conservation and Society, and Human Ecology.

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