Dr Vanek has a PhD in Soil Science from Cornell University and has pursued research in soil fertility, ecology, and human/environmental geography relating to smallholder farming systems in the Andean region as well as supporting research efforts in several areas of Africa.
Vanek, Steven J, (2019) "Crop and Varietal Diversity Impacts on Agroecosystem Function and Resilience" MIT Press 79-102
Vanek, Steven J, (2018) Smallholder telecoupling and potential sustainability Ecology and Society 23 1
Vanek, Steven J, Magonziwa, Blessing J, Fonte, Steven J, (2018) "Cómo Evaluar la Salud del Suelo: Manual de Protocolos (spanish translation of Soil Health Methods Manual)" Self-publshed
Vanek, Steven J, (2018) "Soil Health Assessment for Smallholders- Video Series" YouTube
de Valenca, Anne, Vanek, Steven John, Meza, Katherin, Ccanto, Raul, Olivera, Edgar, Scurrah, Maria, Latinga, Egbert, Fonte, Steven John, (2017) Land use as a driver of soil fertility and biodiversity across an agricultural landscape in the Central Peruvian Andes Ecological Applications 27 1138-1154