Boise State University (Faculty)
Human-Environment Systems, College of Innovation & Design
MILES Role: SES Research
Kelly Hopping holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University and did postdoctoral research at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science and Woods Institute for the Environment. Hopping's research examines how interacting aspects of global change affect ecosystems and livelihoods, particularly in high-elevation and pastoral regions. Much of her work has focused on the Tibetan Plateau, where she has investigated the social-ecological dynamics of climate change, grazing policy, and the harvest and trade of caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), a valuable medicinal resource in the Himalayas.