The ESS Lab aims to advance the state of knowledge and disseminate findings for concepts and methods concerned with environmental and natural resource issues, as well as to conduct innovative and valuable research that helps frame thinking and debate about environmental and natural resource challenges.

For more on our current projects in the research areas below, please view our project summaries.

Selected Research Areas:
  • Coupled human and natural systems
  • Environmental education
  • Human dimensions of wildlife
  • Risk communication
  • Rural and environmental sociology