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Tischa A. Munoz-Erickson

Research Social Scientist
Jardin Botanico Sur
1201 Calle Ceiba
San Juan
Puerto Rico
United States

Phone: 787-764-7097
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  • School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Ph.D. Sustainability 2012
  • Northern Arizona University, M.S. Environmental Science and Policy 2004
  • Prescott College, B.A. Environmental Studies 1999

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University
    2014 - Current
  • Adjunct Faculty, Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University
    2013 - Current
  • Research Social Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service
    2012 - Current
  • Project Manager, San Juan Urban Long-Term Research Area (ULTRA)
    2009 - Current
  • Science Student-Trainee, Chief's Scholar Program, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service
    2012 - 2012
  • Research Assistant, Advancing Conservation in a Social Context, Arizona State University
    2008 - 2009
  • Research Associate, Forest Ecosystem Restoration Analysis (ForestERA) Project
    2004 - 2006
  • Project Manager, Integrated Monitoring for Sustainability (IMfoS) Project
    2004 - 2006

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Research Highlights


Citizen-based Knowledge Can be Valuable to Understand and Address Urban Flood Risks

The knowledge that city residents collect from experiencing flood events is of great value to urban resilience planning. This citizen knowledge ...


Designing Knowledge

Designing Knowledge Systems for Organizational Success


From Disaster to Transformation: Lessons from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María

We are capturing lessons from the hurricane under the theme: "From disaster to transformation" involving wide cross sections of the social spect ...


IITF and NRS each established a Charter for Urban Field Stations and Networks

IITF and NRS officially established charters for Urban Research Stations in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, and Phi ...


Online Mapping Tool Helps Identify Green Areas for Sustainability Planning in San Juan

The tool also allows multiple stakeholders in the city to deliberate and model multiple scenarios for green connectivity and their utility in ad ...


Understanding Vulnerability and Sustainability of Urban Social-ecological Systems in the Tropics

Scientists of the San Juan Urban Long-Term Research Area (ULTRA) publish an interdisciplinary synthesis of social-ecological system research in ...


i-Tree Serves as a Green Infrastructure Assessment Tool to Municipal Planners and Researchers in the Dominican Republic

The iTree tool was implemented for the first time in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to assess the value of ecosystem-ba ...


Last updated on : 10/28/2020