Jade d’Alpoim Guedes is an assistant 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 and Pakistan. 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.

Dr. d’Alpoim Guedes earned her Ph.D in Anthropological Archaeology at Harvard University and carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the same school. Dr. d’Alpoim Guedes was previously an assistant professor at Washington State University between 2014-2016.

Dr. d’Alpoim Guedes is the lead PI on an Interdisciplinary project entitled “Human Response To High Altitude Environmental Change” (National Science Foundation #1632207, 213, 917$ and National Geographic Foundation). Based in the Jiuzhaigou National Park, this project examines how early Tibetans adapted their subsistence regimes and settlement patterns to high altitude environments. She was a Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study Graduate Fellow in 2013 and currently serves on the Academic Board for the Institute for Field Research, a nonprofit organization operating over 42 field schools in 25 countries across the globe.

You can visit her personal webpage here.