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Jill Weiss

Company: State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)

Position: Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies


I have been working in the environmental field for over 20 years. I am an interdisciplinary scholar seeking opportunities to collaborate on social science and conservation research especially related to environmental stewardship, behavior and management, communication, and resilience in bioregions.

Research: Out of my studies in conservation networks, we have the following projects active in the lab: (1) Alpine Stewardship in the Northeast (ASANE) (a) a 12-year project that studies field educator methods and messaging along with recreational user trends in trail systems of the Northeast (jweissresearch.weebly.com), which has led to (b) a three-year study to characterize recreational trail users in the Northeast - Managing the New Hiker: Characteristics, Perceptions, and Behavior Trends among Alpine Trail Users in the Northeast (funded by USDA NIFA McIntire Stennis Program), which will provide baseline data for researchers and managers to better address capacity issues; (2) A study of a controversial parking reservation system at the Adirondack Mountain Reserve; (3) Recreational User Experience and Perspectives: Adirondack Park a.k.a "RUEADK 2020". This study attempted to characterize recreational users of the High Peaks Region (ADKs NYS), understand their familiarity with the area, and gain their perspective on management practices that address user capacity; and, (4) Regional Conservation Partnerships in New England and Eastern New York State - networks of private individuals, NGOs, and public agencies leveraging their resources to meet large scale parcel conservation goals.
See more lab activities Here: https://esfweisslab.weebly.com/lab-activities.html


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Degree Programs
Antioch University New England, PhD Environmental Studies, 2016.
Interdisciplinary course work in conservation policy, landscape ecology, environmental philosophy, social science methods, and research reading in collaboration, communication, systems theory, common pool resources and social network analysis. Dissertation: Collaboration in Conservation Networks: Regional Conservation Partnerships in New England.

New York University, Environmental Conservation Education, 2003.
Interdisciplinary program in environmental policy, philosophy, environmental education and conservation. Thesis project: Harlem/Hudson: A Community Ecology Outreach and Programming Project with the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Grants Program.

Pratt Institute, Communications Design, 1992.
Additional coursework in the humanities and educational psychology.

Additional Academic Experience
Pace University, Desktop GIS, Online; Silver badge completed, Spring 2017.

Columbia University, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, Consortium for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC), Coursework in Conservation Biology, 2008-2009.

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Applied Environmental Education Program Evaluation, 2006.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Teaching Fellowship, 1994.