About Rebecca

Becky's research and teaching focuses on understanding and promoting community engagement in conservation efforts. Becky applies mixed methods, including surveys, interviews, and field experiments, to examine the factors driving community conservation action and the impact of community actions on conservation outcomes. Becky is passionate about working collaboratively with conservation practitioners in both her research and teaching; she has taught service learning courses on topics ranging from open space management to conservation psychology.

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  • Some of Becky's recent projects include:
  • Investigating the human dimensions of reintroduction of keystone species to Colorado
  • Understanding the drivers of community collective action to control invasive species across property boundaries in Hawaii and New Zealand
  • Investigating best practices for enhancing volunteer recruitment and retention in wilderness stewardship organizations throughout the US
  • Addressing visitor non-compliant behaviors on public land


PhD, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources - Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 2018

BA, Ecology and Environmental Studies - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH, 2013