Ph.D. – Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011.
M.A. – Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2004.
B.A. – Economics and International Studies, University of Richmond, 1999.
Spalding, Ana K, Suman, Daniel O. and Mellado Maria E. 2015. Navigating the evolution of marine policy in Panama: Current policies and community responses in the Pearl Islands and Bocas del Toro Archipelagos of Panama. Marine Policy 62: 161-168.
Spalding, Ana K. 2013. Exploring Environmental Outcomes of Lifestyle Migration: Land cover change and land use transitions in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Journal of Latin American Geography 12(3): 179-202.
Spalding, Ana K. 2013. Lifestyle Migration to Bocas del Toro, Panama: Exploring migration strategies and introducing local implications of the search for paradise. International Review of Social Research 3(1): 65-84.
Spalding, Ana K. (In Press). Local Perspectives on the Recent Residential Boom in Bocas del Toro, Panama, and its Associated Social and Environmental Changes. [Special Issue on Bocas del Toro]. Bulletin of Marine Science.
Affiliations & Awards
2015-2017: Research Associate. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama
2015-2017: Member of the National System of Research (SNI), Panama
2014-2017: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Integrative Tropical Biology at STRI, Panama. National Science Foundation (NSF). $340,000
2012-2013: Research and Development Program. Specialized Re-insertion grant. Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Inovación (SENACYT), Panama. $53,728
2008-2009: Short-term Fellowship. STRI, Panama
2006-2010: Environmental Studies Department Research Award. University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA. $3,800
2006-2008: Research Grant. CenTREAD, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA. $2,300.
2005-2011: Doctoral Fellowship. Panamanian government (IFARHU/SENACYT). $211,282