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Vicken Hillis


Areas of focus:

I use a cultural evolutionary perspective to study the dynamics of human behavior and institutions in environmental contexts. I’m particularly interested in how people share information with each other via learning and imitation, and how these processes shape their decisions, and ultimately environmental outcomes. My research synthesizes knowledge from a range of fields, including evolutionary ecology, anthropology, and behavioral economics, and employs a range of quantitative methods, including computational models, surveys, and behavioral experiments.

Environmental Attitudes Across the Lifecourse

Attitudes of children at different ages

Modeling of Water Resource Management in Idaho

Improve water security in the West

Farmer Adaptation to Water Scarcity

Eastern Snake River Plain