Lisa Gezon is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the State University of West Georgia. Since 1990, she has conducted ethnographic interviews about local forest use, recent forest history, and aspects of community life throughout her extended field visits. Along with a team of researchers and conservation workers, she developed and administered socioeconomic surveys in villages south of Ankarana and west of Mt. dAmbre in 1991. During 1992 - 1993 she lived in and studied local resource use in villages around Ankarana (Gezon 1995). She returned for brief follow-up visits in 1995 and 1999. Gezons primary field site was a commoner village named Bevary in northwestern Ankarana. She also conducted ethnographic research in the royal Antankarana village in southwestern Ankarana.