People are an essential component to successful natural resource management


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My work starts with this simple belief: conservation and natural resource management must involve people. In our complex social-ecological systems, the success or failure of managing resources depends on our ability to understand, influence, and adapt to the relationships that people – including individuals, groups, societies, and institutions – have with the natural world. Through research and teaching, I contribute to our understanding of this complexity by using social science perspectives to address natural resource challenges.

Take a few minutes to browse through my site and find out more about this process.