Dr. Rachel Schattman currently serves in two positions: she is a post-doctoral fellow with the USDA Northeast Climate Hub, and an Associate of the Vegetable and Berry Program with University of Vermont Extension. Her academic background is in agroecology, with a focus on on-farm water management, social science, and farm-based adaptive practices to climate change. She use a participatory action research (PAR) approach in her research and outreach, and has expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research design and analysis. Her experience owning and managing a diversified vegetable farm informs her perspective and research focus. Dr. Schattman has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, M.S. in Natural Resources from the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont.
Schattman, R.E., Mendez, V.E., Merrill, S.C., Zia, A., 2017. A mixed methods approach to understanding farmer and agricultural advisor perceptions of climate change and adaptation in Vermont, United States. Agroecol. Sustain. Food Syst. online adv.
Schattman, R.E., Conner, D., Méndez, V.E., 2016. Farmer perceptions of climate change risk and associated on-farm management strategies in Vermont, northeastern United States. Elem. Sci. Anthr. 4, 131. doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000131
Schattman, R., Méndez, V.E., Westdijk, K., Caswell, M., Conner, D., Koliba, C., Zia, A., Hurley, S., Adair, C., Berlin, L., Darby, H., 2015. Vermont agricultural resilience in a changing climate: A transdisciplinary and participatory action research (PAR) process, in: Benkeblia, N. (Ed.), Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 326–346.