Natural Resource Social Science​​​

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


Dr. Zhao Ma
Individual and institutional decision making with respect to natural resource management and conservation within the context of environmental 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
  • Forest Economics
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