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Economics, Governance and Human Dimensions

M.S., M.P.S & Ph.D.

The Economics, Governance and Human Dimensions area of study emphasizes the human dimensions of resource systems involved in the processes of decision-making and action related to how coupled human-natural systems may be managed for sustainable outcomes.

This area of study also incorporates rigorous research into human behavior in recreational and natural settings, a topic that draws from multiple disciplinary perspectives in the social sciences.

Participating Faculty

  • Colin M. Beier; cbeier@esf.edu
    forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformatics
  • Russell D. Briggs; rdbriggs@esf.edu
    forest ecology, watershed ecology, soils, ecosystem services, watershed management, forest soils, silviculture
  • Tristan R. Brown; trbro100@esf.edu
    sustainable energy law & policy; energy systems analysis; techno-economic analysis; and climate policy
  • René Germain; rhgermai@syr.edu
    forest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systems
  • Diane M. Kuehn; dmkuehn@esf.edu
    social and recreational dimensions, ecotourism and nature tourism, recreation management and research
  • Valerie A. Luzadis; vluzadis@esf.edu
    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 decision-making
  • Robert W. Malmsheimer; rwmalmsh@esf.edu
    How laws and the legal system affect natural resources management, including how carbon accounting policies affect forest and natural resources.
  • David H. Newman; dnewman@esf.edu
    Forest resource economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, tax policy
  • John E. Wagner; jewagner@esf.edu
    forest resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, policy, quantitative silviculture, forest management and operations, operations research, simulation

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Diane Kuehn
Associate Professor
Graduate Education Coordinator - FNRM
310A Bray Hall, One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
Phone: (315) 470-6561
Fax: (315) 470-6535


Current Graduate Students in EGHD


Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Cody Barrett

cabarr03@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Newman


Samuel Beck-Andersen

sbbeckan@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kuehn


Erich Dvorak

edvorak@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Newman


Heather Hiltbrand

hlhiltbr@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Newman


Abigail Larkin

Abigail Larkin

amlarkin@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Beier
Undergraduate Institute: Xavier University OH (Biology)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (EFB )

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Graduate Research Topic
I study the social-ecological process of natural resource management and decision-making at the landscape scale, with a focus on methods that spatially represent intangible, non-consumptive forms of public use, broadly understood as cultural ecosystem services. My work concentrates on the complex management and regulatory structure of recreation, community development, and wilderness protection in the Adirondack Park, NY.



Kyra Pinsky

kmpinsky@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman


Joel Ramtahal

jframtah@syr.edu
Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions
Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kuehn



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