Alexander L. Metcalf

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Alexander L. Metcalf

Research Assistant Professor

Website: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/research/humandimensions
Curriculum Vitae: View/Download CV

Education

Ph.D., Forest Resources & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; The Pennsylvania State University, 2010

M.S., Forest Resources; The Pennsylvania State University, 2006

B.S., Environmental Science; Juniata College, 2001

Courses Taught

NRSM 121 - Nature of Montana

NRSM 215 - Field Studies in Conservation

NRSM 379 – Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions

NRSM 298/398 - Resource Conservation Internships

NRSM/PTRM 574 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Research Interests

My research focuses on three main areas:

  • The human dimensions of private land conservation
  • Collaborative and inclusive approaches to natural resource management; and
  • Using novel methods to explore social and ecological systems connections

Please chek out our Human Dimensions Lab webpage for more information about our research, current projects and students, and courses we teach:

 

Keywords: private land management and conservation; natural resources extension and outreach; collaboration; social ecological systems; resilience; fire wildfire; forest and river restoration; human-wildlife conflict; invasive species; social-psychology; sociology; psychology; spatial analysis; GIS; multivariate statistics; sampling and estimation; survey research; mixed methods; phenomenology; qualitative quantitative; market analysis; communication

Affiliations

College of Forestry and Conservation

Department of Society and Conservation

The Center for Private Forests, Affiliate Faculty

Professional Experience

  

Selected Publications

Recent Peer-Reviewed

Ver Planck, N.R, A.L. Metcalf, A.O Finley, and J.C. Finley. 2016 (In Press). Evaluation of National Woodland Owner Survey estimators of private forest area and landowners: A case study of Montana. Forest Science.

J.B. Gruver, A.L. Metcalf, J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, and B.A. Muth. 2016 (In Press). Forestland succession: Perspectives from Pennsylvania's private forest landowners." Society and Natural Resources.

Metcalf, A.L., J.B. Gruver, J.C. Finley, and A.E. Luloff. 2016 (In Press). Segmentation to guide outreach: Behavioral intentions of private forest landowners. Journal of Forestry.

Duvall, A. P.S. Coates, and A.L. Metcalf. (In review). Cooperative conservation of Sage-grouse and the Sagebrush ecosystem in the NV-CA Bi-State Region. Rangeland Ecology and Management

Norton, N., D. Griffith, L. Yung, A.L. Metcalf, and L. Rew. (In review). Re-envisioning plant invasions to improve management outcomes: The promise of a Social-Ecological Systems perspective. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, R.C. Stedman, and D.L Shumway. 2014. Progress in private forest landowner estimation. Journal of Forestry 112(3):312-315.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, R.C. Stedman, and D.L. Shumway. 2012. Private forest landowners: Estimating population parameters. Journal of Forestry 110(7):362-370.

Luloff, A.E., J.C. Finley, W.L. Myers, A.L. Metcalf, D.C. Matarrita, J. Gruver, J. Gordon and C. Rabonarialina. 2011. What do stakeholders add to identification of conservation lands? Society and Natural Resources 24(12):1345-1353.

 

Recent Management/Technical Reports

Metcalf, A.L., E.Covelli Metcalf, K.Kumalo, J.Gude, Q. Kujala, and M. Lewis. 2015. Acceptabiltiy of elk and brucellosis management tools. Final report for the MT Department of Fish, Wildlife and Park, Helena, MT. 7p.

Metcalf, E.C. and A.L. Metcalf. 2014. Visitor use on the Blackfoot River, MT. Final report for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Missoula, MT: 38p.

Gruver, J.B., A.L. Metcalf, J.C. Finley, A.E.Luloff, A.B. Muth. 2013. The future of Penn’s Woods: A mixed-methods study of parcelization and Pennsylvania’s private forests. Final report for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 73p.

Metcalf, A.L. 2013. Employment of students while enrolled in the College of Forestry and Conservation. Final report for the UM College of Forestry and Conservation, Missoula, MT: 9p.

Metcalf, A.L., E.C. Metcalf, and N.P. Nickerson. 2012. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Outdoor Recreation and Resident Health. Final report for the Montana State Parks, a Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Helena, MT: 44p.

Bitz, M., E.C. Metcalf, A.L. Metcalf. 2012. Hunter perceptions of Montana’s Block Management Program: A One Montana report. Final report for One Montana, Bozeman, MT: 62p.

Bitz, M., E.C. Metcalf, A.L. Metcalf. 2012. Landowner satisfaction with Montana’s Block Management Program: A One Montana report. Final report for One Montana, Bozeman, MT: 17p.

Kelsey, T.W., A.L. Metcalf, and R. Salcedo. 2012. Marcellus shale: Land ownership, local voice, and the distribution of lease and royalty dollars. Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development. University Park, PA: 15p.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, A.B. Muth. 2012. Pennsylvania’s private forests: 2010 private forest landowner summary. Final report for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 42p.

Metcalf, A.L. J.C. Finley. 2011. Social and biophysical constraints to timber availability in 25 Pennsylvania Counties. Final report for the Pennsylvania Hardwood Development Council, Harrisburg, PA: 73pp.