Natural Resource Social Science​​​

This research group studies the awareness, attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups as these relate to natural resource management. This group also studies the social, political and economic implications of current and alternative public policies with regard to the protection, management and use of natural resources.​​​​​​​


Dr. Zhao Ma
Natural resource decision making by individual and organizational actors in the context of social-ecological change.
Dr. Linda Prokopy
The role and processes of stakeholder involvement in land use planning in Indiana, consensus building, social indicators in watershed projects.
Dr. Mo Zhou
Information to come soon

​Areas of Specialization
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Natural Resource Policy
  • Natural Resource Planning
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Resource Decision Making
  • Forest Economics
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