Christopher Morehart is an environmental anthropologist, an ethnobotanist/paleoethnobotanist and an archaeologist.
Most of his work focuses on Mesoamerica and specifically the Basin of Mexico. He has conducted research in the Maya Lowlands of Belize, Yucatan, and Guatemala, and has been working intensively in the Basin of Mexico over the past several years.
As associate professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, much of Morehart's research centers on questions of inequality and ideology to understand the impact of political change on how people interacted with the environment across multiple time periods in this region. He has also been working on the creation of a Mesoamerican ethnobotanical database for nearly two decades.