Lab Members

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 KENNETH E. WALLEN

Principal Investigator  |  kwallen@uidaho.edu  |  CV

Kenny Wallen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Society — a joint appointment with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the University of Idaho. Dr. Wallen received a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University; M.S. from Oklahoma State University in Zoology; B.A. from Truman State University in Psychology.

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 KERRICK ROBINSON 

​Ph.D.  |  University of Idaho

Kerrick calls himself a conservation social scientist because he cares about optimizing human well-being and environmental stewardship. He has a B.S. from University of Minnesota and an M.S. from Oregon State University. At UI he will be working with Idaho Fish and Game to understand 'access' using qualitative research methods. When not working very hard on research he can be found making pies or thinking about pies.

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 RON BARON 

M.Sc.  |  University of Idaho

Ron is pursuing a Masters in Environmental Science with a focus on environmental psychology, nature connectedness, and human-other species relationships.

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 TOEPO LEIATAUA 

M.Sc.  |  University of Idaho

Toepo is pursuing a Masters in Environmental Science with a focus on the human dimensions of agroforestry recreational restoration in American Samoa.

Postdoctoral Researchers

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 LAUREN MCGOUGH, PH.D. 

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Dr. McGough is a multi-species anthropologist dedicated to falconry and eagle conservation.  Her postdoctoral research explores the relationship between golden eagles and humans in the American West.  Her dissertation at the University of St. Andrews is entitled, "Partnerships and understanding between Kazakh pastoralists and golden eagles of the Altai Mountains: a multi-species ethnography ".  Learn more about Lauren here.

Lab Alumni

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 NATALIE REDMOND 

M.Sc.  |  2022  |  University of Idaho

Natalie Redmond received her Masters of Science in Natural Resources from College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho in 2022. Her thesis is entitled, "Tolerance for Carnivore Behavior and Management Action Acceptance in Idaho".

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 KAITLYN SHAW 

M.Sc.  |  2022  |  University of Arkansas at Monticello

​Katie Shaw received her Masters of Science in Natural Resources from College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho in 2022. Her thesis is entitled, "Grizzly Bears and Their Management in the Western Bitterroot Ecosystem".

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 TAYLOR LINDER 

M.Sc.  |  2020  |  University of Arkansas at Monticello

Taylor Linder received his Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Management from College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2020. His thesis is entitled, "The role of the rice stewardship program in conservation practice adoption and waterfowl management in the southern United States".

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 JAKE SPEARS 

M.Sc.  |  2020  |  University of Arkansas at Monticello

Jake Spears received his Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Management from College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2020. His thesis is entitled, "Determining the social and biological impacts of greentree reservoirs".

 

Human Dimensions
 
Conservation  |  Natural Resources
People  |  Behavior  |  Action