Laura López-Hoffman

Associate Professor

Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands


Our ecological science & policy research address impacts of human society & global change on ecosystems. Our objective is to contribute to the development of policies that protect ecosystems while sustaining their contributions to human well-being.


I teach Ecosystem Services: Science and Policy; co-lead a graduate seminar with Professor George Ruyle on ranching and large-landscape conservation & teach units in the ALRS GIDP graduate seminar and the Master?s in Development Practice seminar.


  • A.B. 1996, Princeton University
  • Ph.D. 2003, Stanford University