The integration of ecology with environmental politics and global economic development lies at the core of Dr. Beymer-Farris’s research. She is a political ecologist who draws heavily from the literatures of social-ecological resilience, environmental history, political economy, feminist theories, and global commodity chains. With more than 13 years of experience working in Tanzania, she conducts research on “sustainably utilized” landscapes, (re)conceptualizing social-ecological resilience, human rights, carbon forestry, and marine and forestry biodiversity conservation. Dr. Beymer-Farris was recently awarded a “Visiting Associate Professorship” in the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Aas, Norway. Together with a Norwegian and Tanzanian research team, Dr. Beymer-Farris secured a five-year, 3.2 million dollar g rant, for a project titled “Vulnerability, Resilience, Rights and Responsibilities: Capacity Building on Climate Change in Relation to Coastal Resources, Gender, and Governance in Coastal Tanzania and Zanzibar”. Dr. Beymer-Farris draws heavily from her interdisciplinary and international research agenda for her teaching in Sustainability Science. She is passionate about her close working relationships with students at Furman University who serve as her inspiration both in and outside the classroom. Dr. Beymer-Farris' ongoing research in Tanzania has allowed her to coordinate and supervise students wishing to conduct undergraduate research in Tanzania. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mangrove Action Project and is a long-time member of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the American Association of Geographers (AAG).