natural resource sociology

Belsky, Jill

Professor and Director, Bolle Center for People and Forests
CFC/Society & Conservation
The University of Montana - Missoula

My research and teaching focus on social-ecological systems and especially the interconnections between sustainable rural livelihoods and participatory conservation and development, in and beyond formally protected areas. The objectives of my research (conducted both in the U.S. intermountain west and overseas) are to provide relevant information and analyses to foster socially just and resilient resource management using participatory methods and collaborative conservation approaches.

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.

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