Environmental Studies Experts

Ashley Ballantyne

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Biogeochemical Cycles; Earth's Climate and Biology

Jedediah Brodie

Division of Biological Sciences 

Area of Expertise:

Biodiversity Conservation; Climate Change; Landscape Connectivity; Mammals; Plant-animal Interactions; Tropical Ecology 

Phil Condon

Environmental Studies Program 

Area of Expertise:

Creative Nonfiction; Fiction; Nature/Environmental Writing and Literature

Neva Hassanein

Environmental Studies Program 

Area of Expertise:

Agri-food Studies; Community and Land Use Planning; Environmental Studies; Rural and Agricultural Sociology

Kelsey Jencso

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Watershed Hydrology

Christopher Preston

Department of Philosophy 

Area of Expertise:

Assisted Migration; Biotechnology; Care Ethics; Climate Change; Climate Engineering; De-Extinction; Environmental Ethics and Philosophy; Ethics of Wilderness; Synthetic Biology; Nanotechnology

Sara Rinfret

Political Science

Area of Expertise:

Role of EPA in producing rules that impact states implementation of policy, agency and stakeholder interactions; US Environmental Policy; Relationships between companies and agencies at the state and federal Level; Interest groups' Influence on decision making; campaigns/elections; public administration; US Public Policy

Eva Rocke

Environmental Studies, Administration & Finance

Area of Expertise:

Institutional Sustainability Assessment, Planning and Engagement; Climate Action Planning & Implementation; Sustainable Food Systems & Agriculture (especially the intersection of gender and the sustainable agriculture movement)

Robin Saha

Environmental Studies

Steve Schwarze

Communication Studies

Area of Expertise:

Environmental Communication; Enviromental Controversy; Climate Change Communication; Public Advocacy; Coal; Persuasive Campaigns; Social Movements; Media Coverage of Environmental and Political Issues

Dane Scott

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Agricultural Ethics; Environmental Ethics; Ethics and Global Climate Change; Philosophy of Technology

Stephen F. Siebert

Forest Management

Area of Expertise:

Tropical Forest Conservation and Management; Tropical Agriculture; Non-Timber Forest Products; Biodiversity Conservation; Protected Area Management

Jennifer Thomsen

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise:

Ecotourism and Sustainability; Interpretation and Education; Large Landscape Conservation; Linkage Between Health of Parks and People; Outdoor Recreation Benefits and Impacts; Sense of Place and Sustainable Behavior; Stakeholder Collaboration; Transboundary Wildlife Conflict and Management

Vicki Watson

Environmental Studies Program 

Area of Expertise:

Sustainability Science and Action at the Local, State and National Level, with a Focus on Watershed CPR (Conservation, Preservation and Restoration) and Pollution Ecology