Ivette Perfecto is professor of Ecology and Natural Resources. Her research focuses on biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, primarily in the tropics. She also works on spatial ecology of the coffee agroecosystem and urban agriculture and is interested more broadly on the links between small-scale sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and food sovereignty. She teaches Our Common Future (a course on globalization), Food Land and Society and Field Ecology. Her most recent books are Nature’s Matrix: The Link between Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty (2009, Earthscan), and Coffee Agroecology (Forthcoming, Earthscan).