Signed in as:
Signed in as:
• Change-management advisor for social inclusivity and environmental sustainability.
• Business tools and workshops to analyze how procurement changes affect suppliers and communities.
• Identify ESG investment opportunities & Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment publication.
•Developed Research Portfolio on Quality Jobs, Sustainable Supply Chains, and ESG Investing.
•Fundraised $300k for Quality Jobs Research: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Prudential Financial.
•Lead investigator US Supply Chains amid the COVID-19 Pandemic funded by federal NSF $98k.
• Led return on investment analysis for sustainability initiative for Mars Inc, and a large retailer
• Operations management and due diligence for research at the Center.
• Collaborated to publish five papers on ESG, Investment Returns, and Sustainability Consensus Building.
• Co-investigator on Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development project: Supply chain strategies to improve seafood sustainability.
• Lead investigator: Tree plantations and small-scale fisheries.
• Collaborated with Center scientists about change-management research.
• Lead on the "Industry transformations for sustainable seafood" project funded by the International Social Science Council.
• Developed research agenda on sustainable fisheries, land-sea interactions, and environmental conflict.
• Designed research design and geography courses.
• Taught experiential and online learning classes in research design and geography.
Developed codebook for artificial intelligence and natural language processing research on environmental conflict.
• Ran the Research Fellowship Program
• Identified subject matter experts and sent proposals out for review.
• Pitched proposals to a committee of trustees and program managers.
Aug 2001 - Aug 2009
Researched how tree plantations planted along the Chilean coast affected nearshore fisheries. This included remote sensing, ecological surveys, and social surveys.
Researched animal movement in relation to palm fruits and the landscape in the Brazilian Pantanal.
Strategy • Cross-team Collaboration • Due Diligence • Operations Management • New Business Development • Interdisciplinary Collaboration • Change Management • Leadership • Mentoring • Consensus Building • Grant Writing • University Teaching
Biodiversity • Forestry • Climate Change Adaptation • Seafood • International Development •
Governance • ESG Investing • Quality Jobs • DEI
Landscape Change Analysis • Return on Investment Analysis • Supply Chain Management • Research Design • Text Analysis • Social Network Analysis • Program Evaluation • Spatial Analysis • Cognitive Methods • Text Analysis • Watershed Analysis
· Fulbright Scholar - Fulbright Commission in Brazilian Pantanal Aug 1999
· B-Lab Data Competition Winner - B-Lab 2020
· National Security Education Program Fellow - Department of Defense 2005
· NYU PRIISM Fellow Awarded - 2021 PRIISM Fellow awarded to help to develop ESG Research.
1. Käll, A, Crona B., Van Holt, T., and T.M. Daw. 2022.From good intentions to unexpected results — a cross‑scale analysis of a fishery improvement project within the Indonesian blue swimming crab. Maritime Studies. 21:587–607
2. Atz, U. Van Holt, T., Zongyuan, Z.L., and C.C. Bruno. 2022. Does sustainability generate better financial performance? Review, meta-analysis, and propositions, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, DOI: 10.1080/20430795.2022.2106934
3. Van Holt T., Delaroche, M., Atz, U., and K. Eckerle. 2021. Financial benefits of reimagined, sustainable, agrifood supply networks. Journal of International Business Policy. 4(2): 102-118. DOI:10.1057/s42214-020-00096-0
4. Van Holt. T., and T. Whelan. 2021. Research Frontiers in the Era of Embedding Sustainability: Bringing Social and Environmental Systems to the Forefront. 3(2):e210010. https://doi.org/10.20900/jsr20210010
5. Van Holt, T., Statler, M., Atz, U., Whelan, T., van Loggerenberg, M., and J. Cebullar, 2020. The cultural consensus of sustainability-driven innovation: Strategies for success. Business Strategy and the Environment. 29(8): 3399-3409. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2584
6. Altamirano, A., Miranda, A., Aplin, P., Carrasco, J., Catalan, G., Cayuela, L., Fuentes-Castillo, T., Hernandez, A., Martinez-Harms, M.J., Peluso, F., Prado, M., Reyes-Riveros, R., Van Holt, T., Vergara, C., Zamorano-Elgueta, C., and C. Di Bella. 2020. Natural forests loss and tree plantations: large-scale tree cover loss differentiation in a threatened biodiversity hotspot. Environmental Research Letters. 15(12):124005.
7. Zeiden, R., Van Holt, T., and T. Whelan. 2020. Existence inductive theory building to study coordination failures in sustainable beef production. Journal of Cleaner Production. 267(10) 1211- 137.
8. Kronthal-Sacco, Van Holt, T., Atz, U., and T. Whelan. 2020. Sustainable Purchasing Patterns and Consumer Responsiveness to Sustainability Marketing Messages. Journal of Sustainability Research. 2(2):e200016. https://doi.org/10.20900/jsr20200016
9. Crona, B., Käll, S., and T. Van Holt. 2019 Fishery Improvement Projects as complementary fishery governance tools: A comparative analysis of the working process of 56 FIPs worldwide. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223054
10. Atz, U., Van Holt, T., Douglas, E., and T. Whelan. 2019. Monetizing sustainability actions in global companies to understand their potential financial benefits. Review of Business Interdisciplinary Journal on Risk and Society. 39(2):1-31.
11. Sousa, P., Cannon, J., Veiga, P., Katara, I., Beveridge, D., Spear, B., and T. Van Holt. 2018. Fishery Improvement Projects: performance over the past decade. Marine Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.007
12. Van Holt, T., Weisman, W., Käll, S., and B. Crona. 2018. What does popular media have to tell us about the future of seafood? New York Academy of Sciences Annals. doi/epdf/10.1111/nyas.13613
13. Douglas, E., Van Holt, T., and T. Whelan. 2017. Responsible Investing: Guide to ESG Data Providers and Relevant Trends. Journal of Environmental Investing 8 (1), 91-114
14. Gordon, L, Bignet,V., Crona, B, Henriksson, PJG, Van Holt, T, et al. 2017. Rewiring food systems to enhance human health and biosphere stewardship. Environmental Research Letters 12(10) DOI10.1088/1748-9326/aa81dc
15. Van Holt. T., and F.E. Putz. 2017. Technical Response. Perpetuating the myth of the return of native forests? Science Advances. 3(5):e1601768 DOI10.1126/sciadv.1601768
16. Caspersen, J., Van Holt. T. and J.C. Johnson. 2017. Measuring agreement in participatory mapping. Field Methods. 29(2).15.
17. Van Holt. T., Crona, B., Johnson, JC. and S. Gelcich. 2017. The consequences of landscape change on fishing strategies. Science of the Total Environment. 59: 930-939. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.052
18. Van Holt, T., Weisman, W. Johnson, J.C., Käll, S, and J. Whalen. 2016. A Social Wellbeing in Fisheries Tool (SWIFT) to Help Improve Fisheries Performance. Sustainability. 8: 667. doi:10.3390/su8080667
19. Van Holt, T., and W. Weisman. 2016. Global production network mapping for transforming socio-ecological systems. 20: 61-66 Current Opinion in Sustainability. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2016.06.003
20. Van Holt, T., Binford, M.W., and K.M. Portier. 2016. A stand of trees does not a forest make: tree plantations and forest transitions. Land Use Policy 2016. 147-15:7 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.04.015
21. Van Holt. T., Johnson, J.C, Moates, S. and K.C. Carley. 2016. Critical Path and Keyword Analysis of Conflict Science. 11(4): e0154148. PLOS ONE.
22. Van Holt. T., Bernard, H.R., Weller, S. Townsend, W., and P. Cronkleton. 2016. The expert effect in cultural models. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management. 21(2)-169- 179.10.1080/10871209.2015.1110736
23. Crona, B., Van Holt, T. Petersson, M. Daw, T.M, and Buchary, E. 2015. Using social-ecological syndromes to understand impacts of international seafood trade on small-scale fisheries.Global Environmental Change. 25:162-175. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.07.006
24. Van Holt, T., Johnson, J.C., Brinkley, J., Carley, K., and J. Diesner. 2013. Rapid Ethnographic Assessment for Cultural Mapping. Poetics 4(4): 366–383 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2013.05.004
25. Van Holt, T. 2012. Landscape influences on fisher success: adaptation strategies in closed and open access fisheries in southern Chile. Ecology and Society 17(1): 28. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES- 04608-170128
26. Van Holt, T., Moreno, C.A., Binford, M., Portier, K, Mulsow, S, and T. Frazer. 2012. Influence of landscape change nearshore fisheries in southern Chile. Global Change Biology. 18(7): 2147- 2160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02674.x
27. Van Holt, T., Johnson, J.C., Brinkley, J., Carley, K.M., and J. Caspersen. 2012. Structure of ethnic violence in Sudan: an automated content, meta-network, and geospatial analytical approach.Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 18:340-355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10588- 012-9124-z
28. Hall, J.M, Van Holt, T., Daniels, A.E., Balthazar, V., and E.F. Lambin 2012. Trade-offs between carbon storage and floristic biodiversity in reforesting landscape. Landscape Ecology. V 27 (8): 1135-1145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10980-012-9755-y
29. Van Holt, T., Townsend, W., and P. Cronkleton. 2010. A cultural consensus approach to assess wildlife abundance and importance in tropical forests, Human Ecology 38(6): 791-801. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-010-9354-y
30. Van Holt, T., Murphy, D., and L. Chapman, 2006. Local and landscape predictors of fish assemblages in The Great Swamp, New York, Northeastern Naturalist 13(3) 353-374. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3858306
31. Cumming, G.S. Barnes, G., Perz, S., Schmink, M., Southworth, J., Binford, M., Holt, R.D., Stickler, C., and T. Van Holt. 2005. An exploratory framework for the empirical measurement of resilience, Ecosystems 8: 975-987. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-005-0129-z
Brondizio, E. and T. Van Holt. 2014 Geospatial analysis in cultural anthropology. In H.R. Bernard, and C. Gravlee, Editors, in Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology.
· National Science Foundation, RAPID Collaborative. 2020-2021. Networks and Spatial Dynamics of the US Food Supply Chain amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. ($95,000) (Van Holt T. (PI), Carter, C., (Co-pi), Johnson, JC (co-pi).
· Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Quality Jobs and Wellbeing Initiative. $150,000 (Van Holt,T.) Prudential. Quality Jobs and Wellbeing Initiative. $150,000 (Van Holt, T.)
· Swedish Research Council on Sustainable Development (FORMAS). (Van Holt, T. and B.
· Crona). Supply chain strategies for transforming fisheries: strategic agency, relationships and incentives for enduring change. $400,000 2016-2020.
· Transformations for sustainable seafood: barriers and opportunities, (Van Holt T., and W. Weisman). International Social Science Council. $30,000, 2014
· NASA Earth System Science Fellowship, $74.000, Ph.D. studies & research, 2003-06 National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarship, $19,900, Ph.D. research, 2004-05
· Explorer's Club, 2002, Wildlife Conservation Society 1998, 1999-00, CNPq (Brazilian NSF), 1999- 00, Chasman Scholarship, Brookhaven Women in Science, 1999.
· Van Holt, T., Atz, U, and T. Whelan. 2019. Monetizing Benefits of Strategic Partnership Supply Chain Management for Sourcing Commodities in Emerging Economies. Data for Good Exchange, 2019. Data Science for the SDGs.
· Van Holt, T.Managing Trade Offs and Power Dynamics: The challenge of sufficiency and human behaviour. Beyond Growth: Fishing for the Future, 13-14 June, 2023 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
· Van Holt, T.Atz, U., and K. Eckerle. 2019. Benefits of Strategic Partnership Supply Chain Management for Sourcing Commodities in Emerging Economies. Bled, Slovania. Academy of Management, Responsible Leadership Conference.
· Van Holt, T.Academy of Management. The Evolution of Thought in the Era of Embedded Sustainability. 2019 AOM Annual Meeting. August 9‐13, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts.
· Van Holt, T., and T. Whelan. 2019. 4. The evolution of thought in sustainability: Implications for research frontiers in the era of embedded sustainability. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Eleventh Annual Research Conference. June 5‐7, 2019.
· Zeidan, R., Van Holt, T.,Whelan, T, Zappa, B. and G. Fishbein. 2017. Financial and Stakeholder Value of Deforestation‐Free Beef. 2017, International Sustainable Development Conference. September 18 – 20, 2017.
· Van Holt, T., (panelist). Students’ perspectives on sustainability science research‐are we moving towards un‐disciplinarily? Jonas Hentati‐Sundberg. Resilience 2014: Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation.
· Van Holt, T.Fishing strategies of artisanal fishers in response to landscape changes in southern Chile. 2nd World Small Scale Fisheries Conference. Merida, Mexico. September 21‐26, 2014.
· E. Buchary and T. Van Holt.On fish and palm oil: Influence of landscape change brought about by oil palm plantation development on small‐scale freshwater fisheries in Kalimantan, Indonesia. 2nd World Small Scale Fisheries Conference. Merida, Mexico. September 21‐26, 2014
· Van Holt. T.Fisher Adaptation to Land‐Sea Dynamics. Joint Environmental Earth System Science Seminar and Stanford Woods Environmental Forum, Palo Alto, CA. October 30, 2013.
· Van Holt. T.Quantifying human dimensions of water and related natural resource use. Virginia Tech, May 1, 2013.
· Van Holt, T.Meta‐network analysis of natural resources, climate, and conflict in Sudan., American Association of Geographers Conference. February 24‐28, 2012.
· Van Holt, T.Social, ecological, and geospatial predictors of fisher success in closed and open access fisheries in southern Chile, International Geographic Union, Santiago, Chile, November 14‐18, 2012
· Van Holt, T., Johnson, J.C., and K. Carley. A text and network analysis of natural resource conflict in Sudan. International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete, Florida. February 8‐13, 2011
· Van Holt, T.and J.C. Johnson. Understanding response to environmental change using fisher behavioral networks. Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle, Washington. March 29 ‐April 2, 2011
· Van Holt, T., Johnson, J.C., Moates, S., and K. Carley. A network analysis of natural resource conflict. Association of American Geographers, Seattle, Washington, April 12‐16, 2011
· Van Holt, T.Influence of landscape change on nearshore fisheries in southern Chile. Marianne Schmink Award for the Outstanding Dissertation in Tropical Conservation and Development, Gainesville, Florida. April 21, 2011
· Van Holt, T.Fisheries governance in Chile: a GIS approach. Governance and natural resource use and conservation: Different perspectives on involvement from ethnography to GIS case studies from Bolivia, Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile, Pomona, California. (Invited), May 2011.
· Van Holt, T.Influence of landscape change on nearshore fisheries in southern Chile. Duke Marine Lab. Duke University Marine Lab Fall 2010 Seminar Series. November 19, 2010.
· Johnson, J.C. and T. Van Holt. Network Analysis of Natural Resource Conflict in Sudan, 29th Annual Sudan Studies Association, West Lafayette, Indianapolis, May 28‐20, 2010.
· Van Holt, T.and J.C. Johnson. A social network approach to understand the social structure of natural resource use and its socio‐economic drivers. Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., April 14‐18, 2010.
· Van Holt, T.and J.C. Johnson. A social network approach to understand the social structure of natural resource use and its socio‐economic drivers. The Coastal Society, June 13‐16, 2010.
· Van Holt, T., Townsend, W.R., and P. Cronkleton. Un enfoque participativo del método de consenso cultural para medir la abundancia e importancia de la vida silvestre en comunidades rurales. IXCIMFAUNA Congresso Internacional sobre manejo de fana Silvestre en la Amazonia y America Latina, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 10‐15, 2010.
· Van Holt, T.Adaptive Capacity for Fisher Success. Annual Meeting for the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22‐27, 2009.
· Van Holt, T.Territorial User Rights Fisheries: Building successful partnerships or fostering failure in coastal systems? Society for Applied Anthropology, 69th Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 17‐21, 2009.
· Van Holt, T.and P. Cronkleton. The Expert Effect in Cultural Consensus Models. Oral Presentation at 2008 American Anthropological Association 107th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, November 19‐23, 2008
· Van Holt, T.Adaptive Capacity for Fisher Success. Oral Presentation at the 2008 SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. Greensboro, NC. November 22‐25, 2008.
· Van Holt, T.Influences of landscape change on loco (Concholepas concholepas) health‐related characteristics. Oral Presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts. April 15‐19th, 2008.
· Van Holt, T.Twenty Years of Land Use/Land Cover Change Effects on Nearshore Resources in Southern Chile. Poster Presentation at 2006 Joint Workshop on NASA Biodiversity, Terrestrial Ecology, and Related Applied Sciences, Adelphi, Maryland, August 21‐28, 2006
· Van Holt, T.Fishing for Success in a Social‐Ecological System in Southern Chile. Oral Presentation at Association of American Geographers Conference, Chicago, IL, March 10, 2006
· Van Holt, T.Project Proposal Twenty Years of Land Use/Land Cover Change Effects on Nearshore Resources in Southern Chile. Poster Presentation at NASA Earth System Scholars Network Conference, Adelphi, Maryland, September 26‐29, 2004
· Van Holt, T., Murphy, D., and L. Chapman, Local and landscape predictors of fish assemblages in the Great Swamp. Oral Presentation at the Society for Conservation Biology’s 17th Annual Meeting in Duluth, Minnesota, June 29‐July 2, 2003.
· Van Holt, T.Effects of Attalea phalerata on the terrestrial mammalian communities in forest islands of the Brazilian Pantanal. Poster Presentation. Tropical Conservation and Development Conference. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2001. * Awarded Best Poster