Judith Ament

Fox-Zucker Fellow
Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Cape Town
Research Interest: 
Spillover Effects of Environmnetal Policy: The Park-Boundary-Effect Around Cape Town, South Africa

After graduating from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in May 2013, Judith Ament moved to Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct geospatial research on the socio-ecological resilience of South Africa's public and private nature reserves. Her research explores the relationships between land cover change and population increase on the borders of protected areas. In the meantime, she s loving the city's mountains, beaches, and cultural events, and enjoys an active lifestyle of road and trail running, road and mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, camping, and even surfing.