Graden Froese studies the social-ecological functioning and effectiveness of village-level participatory bushmeat hunting management. His work is through the Nsombou Abalghe-Dzal project, collaborating with 20 villages around the town of Makokou, Gabon.
Prior to coming to Duke, Graden conducted research throughout the tropics. He has studied the impacts of roads, villages, and agriculture on Sulawesi, Indonesia's endemic mammals, the population dynamics of great apes in coastal Gabon, and avian ecology across elevational gradients in the Colombian Andes. He has also helped the people of Karen State, Burma/Myanmar design and conduct monitoring programs of large mammals in their protected areas. All of Graden’s work has been made possible through the immense generosity and knowledge of the local communities with whom he has collaborated.