Natural resources in Indiana and elsewhere are increasingly threatened by human pressures such as land use change, climate change and water pollution. The research, teaching and engagement conducted by the Natural Resource Social Science Lab that I direct cumulatively address these human threats with a particular focus on understanding how to encourage more people to become engaged in environmentally friendly behaviors.

The NRSS lab supports Purdue’s commitment to diversity and welcomes individuals of all ages, backgrounds, citizenships, disability, sex, education, ethnicities, family statuses, genders, gender identities, geographical locations, languages, military experience, political views, races, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and work experiences.  Several members of the lab (including me) have completed Safe Zone training.