Department: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The Department is dedicated to the education and involvement of diverse publics in natural resource decisions. HDNR has more than 90 years of collaborative research in parks and protected areas and contributes to informed decision making while conveying a broad based understanding of the way humans value, use and depend on the natural environment.

Saving the Night

Fulbright scholarship-winning doctoral student Rina Hauptfeld doesn’t wear a cape, but she’s attempting to save the night and turn down the volume. Hauptfeld, along with the Natural…

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Undergraduate Student Joins the Big Leagues

Opportunities for involvement in a National Science Foundation (NSF) research project are rare, especially for an undergraduate student. Senior Marissa Rotar became involved in research…

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