Daniel Teodoro is a Ph.D. student in the department of Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research characterizes scientist-stakeholder participation 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

  • Stakeholder participation in Adaptive Governance
  • Social learning and knowledge co-creation in natural resource management
  • Coastal resilience indicators
  • Sustainable Development and Fair Trade


  • 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)

Research Topics

  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Daniel Teodoro
2136 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
teodoro [at] umd.edu