IoE Rough Cut Science:

Factors Influencing Ranchers’ Adoption of Regenerative Agriculture

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Speaker(s): Hannah Gosnell

Hannah Gosnell

Hannah Gosnell

Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University

Hannah Gosnell is a Professor of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University who studies agricultural landscape change, rural sustainability, human dimensions of climate change, and environmental governance from a social-ecological systems perspective. Past research has focused on collaborative conservation and the role rangeland managers can play in various “payments for ecosystem services” schemes, including voluntary and compliance carbon markets in the US and Australia. Her current research explores the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of ranchers’ experiences transitioning from conventional to “climate smart” regenerative agriculture; and the implications for their capacity to adapt to social, economic and environmental change. Dr. Gosnell has served as Chair of the Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group and the Rural Geography Specialty Group for the American Association of Geographers; as Lead for the Ecosystem-based Adaptation Thematic Group for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; and on the Editorial Boards of Progress in Environmental Geography, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Anthropocene, and the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Quivira Coalition and on the Advisory Board for Solutions From the Land. Dr. Gosnell earned her MA and PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado, and a BA from Brown University. She has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.