Daniela Soleri is an ethnoecologist whose research is on local and scientific knowledge
systems in small scale agriculture and gardens, and collaboration between formal
scientists and gardeners and farmers. This includes research with communities around
the world in quantifying farmer practices, documenting risk assessment and cultural
identity related to seeds, and investigating new semi-formal seed systems. She teaches
a class at UCSB on "citizen" and community science, and is currently working with seed
and garden activists and scientists to investigate crop diversity and adaptation in
California food gardens.