Dissertation Topic: What are the significant qualities of human-wilderness relationships in an information age? What meanings do wilderness visitors relate to their experiences and how might gathering and deploying information before, during, and after a trip influence those meanings?
M.S. Student, Resource Conservation Advisor: Dane Scott and Steven Siebert
Thesis Topic: My work involves analyzing the livelihood strategies of rural households in Santa Familia Village, Belize, and the particular policies at the national and global level that impact local food production practices in order to understand the opportunities and constraints to enhancing household food production as a mode to ensuring local sustainable food security.
Dissertation Topic: Using Geospatial and Participatory Modeling Efforts to Enhance Local Adaptive Capacities to Climate Change Impacts in High Mountain Environments: A Case Study of Northern Ladakh, India.
M.S. Student, Resource Conservation Advisor: Martin Nie
My thesis will evaluate the role of standards and guidelines (S&Gs) in National Forest and Rangeland planning and management: how S&Gs have been used in the past, and how they might be more effectively used in the future in the context of environmental change and adaptive management.