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Megan MuciokiAssistant Professor


  • PhD, Department of Plant Science, McGill University Montreal, Canada, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE)
  • MS, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
  • BS, Biology, Ohio Northern University


I am an interdisciplinary and community engaged scholar whose research pulls from disciplines of ethnoecology, botany, plant ecology, applied anthropology, and Indigenous studies. I have worked closely as a partner and ally with rural and urban Indigenous communities in the United States, Canada, and East Africa on integrated research and outreach projects throughout my career. My research interests include food sovereignty and traditional foods, ecocultural restoration of biocultural places and plants, Indigenous horticulture and plant care, and environmental stewardship and social-ecological health and wellbeing. I am currently working on projects related to urban Indigenous food sovereignty, climate change impacts on cultural use food plants, and Indigenous led environmental monitoring in Alaska and the Pacific West and Southeast United States. My approach to research is shaped by community based participatory research methods, Indigenous research methodologies, and ethics related to care, relationship, and responsibility.

The Environment, Culture, and Community Lab focuses on partnering with communities to support environmental stewardship and care of ecocultural systems with a focus on holistic systems connected to plants. We support opportunities for communities, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students. Please visit our lab website or contact me ( to connect with our group.