Human Dimensions of the EnvironmentGPES Areas of Study
Leader: Elizabeth S. Vidon
Human Dimensions of the Environment deals with people’s relationships and interactions with the biophysical world. This area incorporates knowledge from both the social and biophysical sciences to examine system interactions.
Research in this area works toward (1) understanding human perceptions, behaviors, attitudes and values with respect to natural resources and the environment; and (2) applying empirical findings to the development of social and biophysical science theory as it relates to human interactions with natural and constructed environments.
Topics include, but are not limited to: (1) the role of culture, risk, values, attitudes, knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, public opinion, and behaviors related to natural resources and the environment; (2) human engagement with natural resources and the environment through monitoring, recreation, tourism, leisure, education, communication, and in daily life; (3) governance and other institutional factors related to resource use, allocation, and decision-making; and (4) human-human conflicts over natural resources and environments, as well as conflicts between humans and the biophysical world (e.g., human-wildlife interactions).
|Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M. (ES)||Environmental and science communication; climate change discourse and decision-making; environmental advocacy; energy discourse and decision-making; environmental and natural resources conflict management; qualitative, quantitative and critical firstname.lastname@example.org||108A Marshall Hall|
|Kuehn, Diane M.(FNRM)||Ecotourism, nature tourism, wildlife-related recreation, human behavior in the natural email@example.com||310A Bray Hall|
|Luzadis, Valerie A. (Interim Provost)||ecological economics, ecosystem services, policy, social and recreational dimensions, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, natural resources policy and values, sustainable development, renewable energy, participatory firstname.lastname@example.org||206 Bray Hall|
|Moran, Sharon D.(ES)||environmental policy, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues, political ecology, environment-society relations, green and innovative technologies, environmental issues in post-communist countries, qualitative research methods, gender and nature, sustainability indicators, emergent technologies, environmental justice, ethical frameworks in public policy, primitive skills email@example.com||220 Marshall Hall|
|Selfa, Theresa (ES)||Governance; Politics of Agri-Food and Energy Systems; Livelihood Impacts of Land Use Change; International Development and Social Change; Environmental Certification and Labelling; Latin America and USfirstname.lastname@example.org||219 Marshall Hall|
|Vidon, Elizabeth S. (ES)||Environmental values and ethics; Environmental perception; Environmental thought and ontologies; Environment and identity; Tourism geographies;Wilderness; Sense of place; Social theory; Political Ecology; Epistemology/nature of knowledge(s)||email@example.com||108B Marshall Hall|
Graduate Program in Environmental Science
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Graduate Students in Human Dimensions of the Environment
Only currently registered students appearnew student names are added at the start of the academic year.
Human Dimensions of the Environment
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Parker and Parker
Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes
Degree Sought: MPS
Previous Graduate Study: Ryerson University (Environmental Science)
Shara Hilton, MS candidate in GPES (part-time student) is researching how consumers think about major purchases, including the role of green certifications in decision making about furniture products.†† She has professional work experience in the furniture industry as well as property management.† She holds a bachelorís degree in environmental studies from York University in Toronto (Canada).
Andres Mauricio Urcuqui Bustamanteaurcuqui@syr.edu
Human Dimensions of the Environment
Degree Sought: PHD
Previous Graduate Study: PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIA (RURAL DEVELOPMENT)