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Core Faculty


Bruce Lauber

T. Bruce Lauber

Director, Center for Conservation Social Sciences
Specializations: Conflict and collaboration in natural resource management; citizen participation in decision making; risk management and communication related to fisheries management; invasive species management; Great Lakes.

Shorna Allred

Associate Professor
Specializations: Human dimensions of natural resource management, natural resource policy, environmental attitudes and behavior, with emphasis on forest and water resources.

Daniel Decker

Director Emeritus
Specializations: Integration of human dimensions insights into wildlife management decision making, policy, planning, and practice; stakeholder involvement in wildlife management; community-based natural resources management; risk perception and communication related to wildlife management.
Specializations: Great Lakes and marine fisheries resource policy and management; risk communication and risk management related to chemical contaminants in fish; human dimensions of ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management.

Richard Stedman

Professor and Department Chair
Specializations: Sense of place; community resilience; impacts of social and environmental change on wildlife recreation and community; risk and policy; environmental attitudes and behaviors; community-based resource management; landowner attitudes and behaviors; coupled human/ecological systems.