I am a conservation social scientist

I use risk concepts to build new understanding of human-environment relationships. My research is designed to build evidence for action. The majority of my activities can be described as convergence research on conservation issues such as wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, fishing and mining.

I received my PhD in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Cornell University, MA in Environment and Resource Policy from George Washington University, and BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. From 2006-2020, I was faculty at Michigan State University.

I am a National Academies of Sciences Jefferson Science Fellow, US Department of State Embassy Science Fellow and  Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Natural Resource Policy & Management, Cornell University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Environment & Resource Policy, The George Washington University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Anthropology & Environmental Studies, Brandeis University

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Meredith Gore
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