I am a professor of forest and natural resource policy. I investigate topics at the intersection of science and policy, and my recent work has focused on policy innovations to support collaborative landscape restoration, effective fire management, and climate change adaptation on US forestlands. Here’s an article about my work!
I direct the Public Lands Policy Group (PLPG), a research group focused on US public lands policy and governance. We produce original research to inform the practice of natural resource management and advance understanding of policy developments that affect public lands.
I also serve as the Director for the CSU Climate Initiative (CCI), which supports Colorado State University’s strategic investment to become a leading educational institution for climate education, research, and engagement in the United States and globally. Learn more on the CCI website. In addition, I am the PI and Team Lead for the Climate Adaptation Partnership (CAP) at CSU, which coordinates and accelerates interdisciplinary research and facilitates science-informed, just, and holistic social and ecological adaptation policies in a changing climate. To learn more about our team and work, visit the CAP website or subscribe to our newsletter.
See links above for PLPG Practitioner Reports and Briefing Papers, lab publications, and information on current staff and students.