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Associated Faculty

Allison Chatrchyan

Sr. Research Associate, Depts. of Development Soc., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Specializations: Integration of social science research into environmental, agricultural and food systems work; climate change and water resource policies and institutions; assessment of stakeholder attitudes and behaviors; frameworks and tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation practices and sustainable agriculture; community decision-making and resiliency; international environmental politics and policy.

Paul Curtis

Department Extension Leader
Specializations: Resolving conflicts between people and wildlife; citizen participation in decision making; outreach and policy education.
Heidi Kretser

Heidi Kretser

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Specializations: Land-use development and patterns; how human activities in rural landscapes influence wildlife and human-wildlife conflicts; how communities, groups of actors in a conservation issue, or a single organization move from process and discussion of an issue to on-the-ground conservation impacts.
Katherine McComas

Katherine McComas

Professor and Chair, Department of Communication
Specializations: Risk, science, and environmental communication; community involvement and public participation; trust and credibility related to science communication.

Jeff Niederdeppe

Associate Professor, Department of Communications
Specializations: Health and environmental communication; public communication campaigns; public opinion and social policy.
Amanda Rodewald

Amanda Rodewald

Professor; Director of Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Specializations: Wildlife population and community ecology; conservation biology; landscape ecology; socioecological interactions in tropical working landscapes; forest management; urban ecology.