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

Rosalyn La Pier

Environmental Studies Program

Area of Expertise:

Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Native American Ethnobotany, Environmental Justice, Social Movements and Activism.

Christopher Preston

Department of Philosophy 

Area of Expertise:

Assisted Migration; the Anthropocene; Biotechnology; Care Ethics; Climate Change; Climate Engineering; De-Extinction; Environmental Ethics and Philosophy; Ethics of Wilderness; Rewilding and Restoration; 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

Area of Expertise:

Environmental Justice, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Health, Indigenous Rights, Urban Sustainability, Policy Analysis, Environmental Policy, Climate and Energy Policy, Superfund Community Responses, Social Impact Analysis.

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