My research focuses on environmental communication and specifically on the causes and consequences of controversy over environmental risks and the management of natural resources. I am particularly interested in how beliefs, trust, and emotions influence public perceptions of science and risk and promote sustainable, equitable and collaborative behavior. I have used quantitative and qualitative methods and an interdisciplinary approach to explore stakeholder conflict over rural land-tenure, the protection of urban open space, as well as the management of invasive species and water in urban areas. The models I have developed are applicable to a wide range of environmental issues and have broad implications for stakeholder communication and collaboration.
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