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Jade d’Alpoim Guedes

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Jade d'Alpoim Guedes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. D’Alpoim Guedes is an environmental archaeologist and ethnobiologist who employs an interdisciplinary research program to understand how humans adapted their foraging practices and agricultural strategies to new environments and have developed resilience in the face of climatic and social change. She employs a variety of different methodologies in her research including archaeobotany, paleoclimate reconstruction and computational modeling. Dr. d’Alpoim Guedes’ primary region of focus is Asia, where she has worked extensively in China, but also has interests in Nepal, Thailand, Pakistan as well as the Pacific Northwest. Dr. d’Alpoim Guedes also works closely with crop scientists to examine the potential of landraces of traditional crops such as millet, wheat, barley and buckwheat for modern agricultural systems and creates computational models of how the growing parameters of these crops were impacted by past episodes of climatic change and how future changes in climate might impact them.