Daniel Teodoro is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geographical Sciences. His research characterizes stakeholder participatory networks in the management of socio-ecological systems through a social network perspective and evaluates the role of indicators as part of these processes. His dissertation will examine this question using case studies from both a developed country (Maryland, USA) and developing country (Tasajera, El Salvador) with the goal of conducting actionable science to improve natural resource management. Additionally, Daniel is the founder of a grassroots sustainable development initiative in El Salvador called <em>EMANA Initiative</em> that has supported science-based community development interventions in coastal villages within a marine protected area.

Outside of scientific work, Daniel collaborates in music, photography, and short film projects with friends.

Areas of Interest

  • community engagement and participatory research
  • Resilience to sea-level rise


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Environmental Science and Policy
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details


  • Maryland Sea Grant Fellowship
  • Department of Geographical Sciences O.E. Baker Award


  • Community Indicators Consortium (Washington, DC)
  • Sunbelt 2018 - International Network of Social Network Analysis (Utrecht, NL)
  • EUSN 2019 - European Conference on Social Networks (Zürich, CH)


  • Social network analysis (SNA)
  • Coastal climate adaptation
  • Stakeholder participation

Research Topics

  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
  • Campus
    Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council, Chair
Daniel Teodoro
2138 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
teodoro [at] umd.edu