Dr. Maria Fadiman

Maria Fadiman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email mfadiman@fau.edu
Phone (561) 297-3314
Office SE 454
Personal website: http://www.mariafadiman.com/


Ph.D. in Geography (University of Texas at Austin) 2003
MA in Latin American Studies (Tulane University) 1998
BA in Latin American Studies (Vassar College) 1991

Research Interests

Latin America
World Cultures and Environments
Environmental Issues
Rain Forest Ecosystems


GEA 2000-World Geography
GEA 4410-Latin America Culture
GEO 6337- Culture, Conservation and Land Use

GEO 6317-Plants and People

GEO-6938-Food: Culture and Environment

Recent Publications

• Fadiman, M. 2013. Basketry, Conservation and Marketing of Piquigua, Heteropsis ecuadorensis, (Araceae) in an Afro-Ecuadorian Community.pp 175-194 In R. Voeks and J.Rashford (eds) African Ethnobotany in the Americas, Springer: New York.

• Fadiman, M. 2011 Sustainable Development in the Galápagos: The Role of Coffee Production on San Cristobal Island.Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 34:102-111

• Cordoba, H., Ivy, R. and Fadiman, M. 2011. Cultural and spatial perceptions of Miami’s Little Havana. The Florida Geographer 42: 4-33. 

• Fadiman, M. 2010. Cultural Connect with Local Megafauna: Maori and the Kauri. The Florida Geographer 41:4-21.

• Fadiman, M. 2010. How Cultural Awareness and Ingenuity Benefits Forest Stewardship Council Certification in the Developing World: Case Study in Zimbabwe, Africa. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 33:75-84.

• Fadiman, M. 2009. Amazonian Oil Exploration: Contradictions on Culture and Environment. FOCUS on Geography 52 (1): 1-10.

• Fadiman, M. 2009. Wild Food Plants: Balancing Conservation and Utilization. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 32: 291-298.

Lakhan, S., Root, T. and Fadiman, M. 2009. Clean Water Accessibility in Northern Trinidad: Location, Collection, Storage and Socioeconomics. The Florida Geographer 40: 48-61.

• Fadiman, M. 2008. Use of Mocora, Astrocaryum standleyanum (Arecaceae), by three ethnic groups ins Ecuador: differences, similarities and market potential. Journal of Ethnobiology Volume 28(1) 92-109..

• Fadiman, M. 2008. “Starvation Taught me Art”: Tree Poaching, Gender and Cultural Shifts in Wood Curio Carving in Zimbabwe. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 6: 335-346.

• Fadiman, M. 2008. Resource Stewardship: Rain Forest Use among Three Ethnic Groups of Ecuador. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 31: 310-318.

• Fadiman, M. 2008. Natural Resource Use and Cultural Change: Nipa Hut Shingle Processing with Nypa fruticans, Arecaceae, in Palawan, Philippines. The Florida Geographer 39: 20-35

• Fadiman, M. 2007. Exploring Conservation: Piguigua, Heteropsis ecuadorensis, In Ecuador. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. 30: 427-436.

• Fadiman, M. 2005. Cultivated Food Plants: Culture and Gendered Spaces of Colonists and the Chachi in Ecuador. Journal of Latin American Geography Volume 4, No.1: 43-57.

• Fadiman, M. 2004. Management, Cultivation and Domestication of Weaving Plants: Heteropsis and Astrocaryum in the Ecuadorian Rain Forest. The California Geographer 44:1-19.

• Fadiman, M. 2001. Hat weaving with Jipi, Carludovica palmata, (Cyclanthaceae) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The Journal of Economic Botany 55(4):539-544.

Curriculum Vitae (click here)