Jonathan Vivas

Jonathan  Vivas
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Dual Major
  • Community Sustainability
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Jonathan is a Ph.D. student in the Community Sustainability Department and the Environmental Science and Policy Program. His academic interests revolve around sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Specifically, his research integrates socio-ecological resilience and economic theory to explore the social, environmental, and economic impacts resulting from the adoption of technology or management practices in agricultural systems. His work is interdisciplinary in nature, blending qualitative and quantitative methods, and has done research in Nicaragua, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and the US. Currently, he’s part of a research team studying the relationship between socio-ecological well-being and the adoption of regenerative grazing practices in cattle beef farms in the United States. He holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Economics from Nicaragua and a master's in Agriculture from Taiwan and is part of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars Network.