Holly K. Nesbitt is an environmental social scientist studying how people collectively adapt to large-scale environmental change. She focuses her research on interactions within social-ecological systems, socio-cognitions that motivate collective behavior, and how social relations and networks influence conservation. She uses interdisciplinary quantitative social science methods and works in several different contexts including community resilience to wildfire, rangeland management, and human-wildlife coexistence.
collaboration, conservation, collective action, environmental social science, social-ecological systems, social network analysis
“Building wildfire resilience in underserved communities,” with the National Forest Foundation, Ohio State University, and UC Irvine.
“Social networks, transformative behaviors, and scalar mismatches in a grassland social-ecological system,” with University of Montana and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“Grizzly bear conservation in Montana,” with University of Montana and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks.