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Unit Staff

Meghan Baumer

Meghan Baumer

Administrative & Research Assistant
Specializations: Environmental psychology; environmental education; volunteer management; website maintenance.
 
 
Joana Chan

Joana Chan

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Specializations: Urban environmental stewardship; sustainable agriculture and food systems; climate change attitudes and beliefs; social-ecological resilience; environmental justice.
Nancy Connelly

Nancy Connelly

Research Specialist
Specializations: Incorporating human dimensions perspectives in natural resources management; risk perception and communication related to fisheries management; survey research methods.
 
Ashley Dayer

Ashley Dayer

Research Associate at the Lab of Ornithology
Specializations: Conservation behavior of private landowners and wildlife recreationists; conservation organizational effectiveness; research-action gap; wildlife values; human-wildlife conflict; bird conservation; strategic communications; survey methodology.
 
Gretchen Gary

Gretchen Gary

Extension Associate
Specializations: Interdisciplinary research; invasive species; climate change; natural resource management; outreach and education.
 

Jennie Miller

Postdoctoral Fellow
Specializations: Wildlife conservation with a focus on large carnivores in Africa and Asia; human-carnivore coexistence and conflict; spatial ecology; sustainable trophy hunting; livestock depredation; science writing and strategic communication; innovating science-based stakeholder tools.
 
Mike Quartuch

Michael Quartuch

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Specializations: Natural resource management; environmental attitudes, norms, and behaviors; human dimensions of wildlife; forest landowner decision making; sustainability science; stakeholder engagement; and place attachment.
 
 
William Siemer

William Siemer

Research Associate
Specializations: Motivations and satisfactions associated with wildlife-dependent recreation; educational program evaluation; risk perceptions associated with human-wildlife conflicts; mass media effects on wildlife-related perceptions.
 

Karlene Smith

Research Aide
Specializations: Survey implementation; interviewing; database management; content analysis.