Tony is an ecological anthropologist who conducts research at the nexus of anthropogenic (prescribed) fire, small-scale subsistence practices, Indigenous sovereignty movements, and the political ecology of land management in California. Through funding from the National Science Foundation, the Joint Fire Science Program, and Stanford University, he collaborated with and learned from Karuk and Yurok Tribal members in northwest California to complete his Ph.D. on cultural burning. Tony was raised in southeast San Francisco where he was engaged in environmental and youth justice organizing. After studying natural resources at Cornell University, he designed and implemented participatory environmental research programs at UC Berkeley with communities throughout the East Bay.
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