People

Core Faculty

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    Shawn Benner

    Director Human-Environment Systems

    Shawn is interested in examining scientific problems at the interface of the disciplines of hydrology, geochemistry and biology in systems where human behavior can potentially provide solutions to environmental challenges.

    Shawn is interested in examining scientific problems at the interface of the disciplines of hydrology, geochemistry and biology in systems where human behavior can potentially provide solutions to environmental challenges.

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    Jodi Brandt

    Assistant Professor

    Jodi is the leader of LUL@BSU — the Land Use Lab at Boise State University. She is a land-use scientist who studies landscape change and its drivers, and the impacts of landscape change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

    Jodi is the leader of LUL@BSU — the Land Use Lab at Boise State University. She is a land-use scientist who studies landscape change and its drivers, and the impacts of landscape change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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    Megan Cattau

    Assistant Professor

    Megan is interested in how interacting anthropogenic and biophysical factors alter disturbance regimes and subsequent recovery, and in evaluating the efficacy of intervention options in increasing social-ecological resilience.

    Megan is interested in how interacting anthropogenic and biophysical factors alter disturbance regimes and subsequent recovery, and in evaluating the efficacy of intervention options in increasing social-ecological resilience.

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    Nancy Glenn

    Co-Director of Human-Environment Systems; Professor, Department of Geosciences

    Nancy is interested in dryland ecosystems and understanding how these ecosystems respond to changes in climate and disturbance.

    Nancy is interested in dryland ecosystems and understanding how these ecosystems respond to changes in climate and disturbance.

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    Vicken Hillis

    Assistant Professor

    Vicken studies human behavioral and institutional change in environmental contexts, using quantitative surveys, behavioral experiments, computational modeling and social-ecological network analysis.

    Vicken studies human behavioral and institutional change in environmental contexts, using quantitative surveys, behavioral experiments, computational modeling and social-ecological network analysis.

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    Kelly Hopping

    Assistant Professor

    Kelly studies how environmental and social changes are affecting ecosystems and rural livelihoods, particularly in mountain and pastoral regions.

    Kelly studies how environmental and social changes are affecting ecosystems and rural livelihoods, particularly in mountain and pastoral regions.

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    Matt Williamson

    Assistant Professor

    Matt is a conservation scientist interested in understanding how the interactions between people, their environment, and the institutions that govern them inspire (or inhibit) conservation action and how that impacts their effectiveness.

    Matt is a conservation scientist interested in understanding how the interactions between people, their environment, and the institutions that govern them inspire (or inhibit) conservation action and how that impacts their effectiveness.

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