Adam French is a geographer, teacher, and explorer whose work focuses on environmental justice and sustainability challenges linked to global change. Long fascinated by the connections between nature and society—especially as expressed through water—Adam has worked extensively in glaciated mountain watersheds and downstream “hydro-social” systems in the central Andes. Currently, Adam continues to work in Peru, as well as in the San Francisco Bay region as a project consultant with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust.
Adam earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and the inaugural Peter de Jánosi Research Scholar in the Risk and Resilience and Advanced Systems Analysis programs at the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. He is a Research Associate of the Peruvian Center for Social Studies (CEPES).