Kelly Hopping is a postdoctoral researcher working with Eric Lambin in the Department of Earth System Science. Hopping's research examines how interacting aspects of global change affect ecosystems and livelihoods, with a focus on high-elevation and pastoral regions, primarily the Tibetan Plateau. Currently, she is investigating the social-ecological dynamics of the harvest and trade of caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), a valuable medicinal resource in the Himalayas. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University.