Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes Area of Study for Ph.D. in Environmental Science
Leader: Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker
This Ph.D. study area addresses the communicative dynamics of behaviors, attitudes, values, perceptions, and ideologies. It includes decision making, public policy, public participation, campaign development, organizational effectiveness, conflict prevention and resolution, and risk communication which all hinge on the ability of participants to communicate and use information effectively, strategically, and ethically.
GPES students within this option will be prepared to enter diverse arenas of academia, industry, non-government organizations, and government structures well equipped to facilitate and/or participate in interactions among individual citizens, non-government organizations, publics, agencies, bureaucracies, scientists, and others. They will have the skills and knowledge that will allow them to choose appropriate process structures and strategies to reach objectives.
Name and Interests
Address / Email
|Kristiansen, Silje T.|
environmental, risk, science and technology communication; food systems in the media; climate change discourse; public perception and media coverage of gene editing; public perception and media coverage of nuclear energy; energy discourse; public perception of risks and science; public opinion; quantitative methods; qualitative methods; media content analysis; survey; in-depth interviews; Europe; US.
|112 Marshall Hall|
|Kuehn, Diane M.|
human dimensions of leisure and outdoor recreation, ecotourism and nature tourism, recreation management and research
|310A Bray Hall|
|Limpert, Christina M.|
Eco cinema and media studies Nature, culture, and politics Critical, feminist, gender theories Qualitative research, ethnography, participatory research Environmental education Enviro dimensions of war and militarization Public perceptions of environmental threats and ecosystem health Industrial hemp in New York State
|208A Marshall Hall|
|Luzadis, Valerie A.|
ecological economics, social-ecological systems, ecosystem services, social dimensions of forest and natural resources management, natural resources and environmental policy and values, sustainable development, participatory decision-making
|214 Marshall Hall|
|Moran, Sharon D.|
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
|220 Marshall Hall|
|Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M.|
environmental, science and technology communication; wildlife conservation; climate change discourse and decision-making; environmental advocacy; environmental and natural resources conflict management; qualitative, critical and program evaluation methods; public participation; energy discourse and decision-making
|108A Marshall Hall|
environmental sociology, sociology of food and agriculture, environmental governance, qualitative and mixed methods, social impacts of land use change, bioenergy, water policy and politics, social dimensions of payments for ecosystems services
|211C Marshall Hall|
|Vidon, Elizabeth S.|
environmental ethics and values; environmental thought and ontologies; ideology and “environmentality”; socio-cultural sustainability and land-use policy; political ecology; wilderness, representation, and environmental perception; environmental values and implications for stakeholder communication and collaboration
|108B Marshall Hall|
Socio-ecological systems, co-adaptive management, collaboration and trust, knowledge transfer, communities of practice and social networks, communication theories, landscape ecology, recreation governance and ethics, environmental education, conservation behaviors and psychologies, organizational management, strategic planning, and assessment. Subjects: stewardship, large contiguous bioregions, alpine zone, trail systems, public open space, bikes, urban forestry. Methods: Surveys, interviews, mixed method approaches, case studies, grounded theory, participatory action research.
|208B Marshall Hall|
Graduate Program in Environmental Science
202 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210–2787 USA
Cariann Linehan, Office Coordinator
Fax - 315-470-6700
Current Graduate Students in Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes
Current Students Only currently registered students appear new names appear at start of academic year
Shumaila Javed Bhattisjbhatti@syr.edu
ESC Water & Wetland Resource Studies
Degree Sought: PHD
I graduated from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2015 with BS in Environmental Sciences. My previous affiliations include working with WWF-Pakistan, IUCN, Pakistan EPA, National Agriculture Research Council, and Environmental Watch Trust.
Graduate Research Topic
Streamflow, drought and/or flood prediction in areas with little or no data.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where non intrudes, By the deep sea and music in its roar, I love not man the less, but nature more. ~Lord Byron
Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes
Degree Sought: PHD