About Blake

I am a conservation social scientist interested in the human dimensions of conservation. My projects utilize a knowledge of social-ecological systems to examine the environmental, economic, political, and psychosocial factors driving important environmental decisions, which can be used to develop effective behavior change interventions.

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  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Land use change
  • Natural resource management
  • Impact evaluation
  • Conservation planning
  • Conservation psychology
  • Environmental policy


Ph.D., Conservation Science - University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia, 2020

M.S., Biology: Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration - University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium, 2015

B.S., Biology, Ecosystem Science and Policy - University of Miami
Miami, FL, 2013

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • AARES Quality of Research Discovery Award, 2022
  • WoS Young Science Ambassador Award, 2018, 2019


  • Society for Conservation Biology