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Zhao Ma

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Assc Prof Forestry & Natural Resources
  • Assistant Professor of Sustainable Natural Resources Social Sciences
FORS Room 111
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47909-2033

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Dr. Ma's research focuses on understanding how individuals and institutions make decisions with respect to natural resource management and conservation. Her current projects include a study of smallholder farmer perception of and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid and arid regions of China, an assessment of forest resilience and climate change adaptation among forest agencies in the Intermountain West, a study of institutional adaptive water management decision making in the context of rapid environmental and social changes in the Wasatch Front Metropolitan Area, an assessment of the dynamics of coupled human and large carnivore systems in the western United States, and studies of non-industrial private forest management and conservation policies in Indiana and beyond.