Dr. Dorothy Sirrine


Dorothy Sirrine coordinates the Global Change Learning Lab in Sub-Saharan Africa website. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her dissertation, titled Agroforestry, Soils, and Food Security in Southern Malawi: Interdisciplinary On-Farm Research Linking Sustainability and Livelihoods, employed on-farm and participatory research methods. She maintains her interest in agroecological principles, soil science, technology adoption, and participatory research in Sub-Saharan Africa.





Shennan, C. and D. Sirrine.  2013.  Maize legume relay intercrops in Malawi: Meeting short- and long-term sustainability goals.  In: Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems.  Eds. T.E. Cheeke, D.C. Coleman, and D.H. Wall. CRC Press, 308 pp.

Sirrine, D., Shennan, C., Snapp, S.S., Kanyama-Phiri, G.Y.K, B. Kamanga, and J.R.Sirrine.  2010.  Improving recommendations resulting from on-farm research: agroforestry, risk, profitability, and vulnerability in Southern Malawi.  International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 8 (4): 290-304.

Sirrine, D., Shennan, C., and J.R. Sirrine.  2010.  Comparing agroforestry systems’ ex ante adoption potential and ex post adoption: on-farm participatory research from southern Malawi.  Agroforestry Systems 79:253-266.