human dimensions

Beamer, Celine

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Environmental Health Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

To be completed by applicant.

Bordokoff, Peter

Climate Change Adaptation Scientist
The University of Montana

To be completed later

Elsass, Kirke

Ph.D. Student
Montana State University

My research focuses on human-stone interaction (including a number of processes like ceramics and concrete - in which products of geologic history have informed human behavior and humans have altered the geologic record). The connections to ecosystem well-being and sustainability come not only through the extraction from ecosystems (quarrying) but also through processing (various energy uses) and implementation (e.g. stone-based barrier creation like dams, highways, or even windows and poured-concrete basements). 

Halvorson, Sarah

Associate Professor
The University of Montana - Missoula

Dr. Halvorson is an environmental geographer with teaching and research interests that span several broad and diverse areas including: human dimensions of climate change; policy and social aspects of water resources and environmental hazards; medical and health geography; gender geography; international development in Central and South Asia and Africa; and water and landscape transformations in the Rocky Mountain West. From 1994 to 1998 she carried out ethnographic fieldwork in mountain communities in the Karakoram of northern Pakistan.

Kretser, Heidi

Livelihoods Coordinator
North America Program
Wildlife Conservation Society

As the Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator for WCS’s North America Program, Heidi works to bring a social science perspective to the existing biological science projects to achieve greater conservation impact.

Lee, Craig

Research Scientist/Research Director
Sociology & Anthropology
INSTAAR and Metcalf Archaeological Consultants

I am an Affiliate of the Sociology & Anthropology Department at Montana State University, a Research Scientist II at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), and the Research Director and a Principal Investigator for Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (MAC) in Bozeman, Montana. I earned a BS in Sociology (Anthropology emphasis) from Montana State University in 1996, an MA in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming in 2001 and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Colorado in 2007.

McNew, Lance

Assistant Professor
Animal & Range Sciences
Montana State University

I am a wildlife ecologist who conducts applied and basic research in a variety of ecosystems.

McWethy, David

Assistant Research Professor
Earth Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

I have been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences since 2009, and prior to this, served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department since 2007. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Studies from Montana State University in 2007 (A. Hansen, advisor), a M.S. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1998 (Advisor D. Waller) and a B.A. in Political Science and African Studies from St. Lawrence University in 1992.

Metcalf, Alexander

Research Assistant Professor
College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana

I am a Research Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in the Department of Society and Conservation, College of Forestry and Conservation. Before coming to UM, I received my Ph.D. in 2010 from The Pennsylvania State University in Forest Resources and the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Metcalf, Elizabeth Covelli

Assistant Professor
Society and Conservation
The University of Montana-Missoula

My research and teaching focus on the human dimensions of natural resources with an emphasis on outdoor recreation and management. I currently teach PTRM 300 Recreation Behavior and PTRM 310 Natural Resource Interpretation and Communication. I also teach a graduate level class on Perspectives in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource. My research examines the attitudes, values and beliefs of individuals and how they influence recreation choices and shape how we manage our natural resources.

Patten, Duncan

Research Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

research in hydroecology, wetlands and riparian ecosystems of arid and mountain landscapes

Patterson, Michael

Associate Dean/Professor
College of Forestry and Conservation
The University of Montana - Missoula

To be completed later.

Phear, Nicolette

Adjunct Faculty
Climate Change Studies Program
The University of Montana - Missoula

I coordinate and instruct in the University of Montana's Climate Change Studies program, a minor degree program that offers students a multidisciplinary understanding in climate change, and involves them in developing solutions. I develop experiential learning opportunities for students through internships, practicums, and field courses. I have done research on the human dimensions of climate change, in particular how ranchers perceive climate change and how they have been able to adapt to drought.


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