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Dr. Mark W. Brunson

Dr. Mark W. Brunson

Environment & Society

Professor



Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment, Office Location NR 216
Phone: 435-797-2458
Email: mark.brunson@usu.edu

Dr. Brunson Professor in the Environment & Society Dept. His research and teaching focuses on the dynamics of coupled human-natural systems, especially in deserts and rangelands. He is interested in the causes and consequences of human behaviors in natural environments, and how those behaviors may be influenced by people's perceptions of the ecological conditions that result from human impacts.  His current research focuses on relationships between human activities and invasive species in the Great Basin and Hawaii, effects of recreation use and recreation management on Colorado Plateau ecosystems, and management decision processes after rangeland wildfires.  A member of the USU faculty since 1992, Dr. Brunson holds MS and PhD degrees from Oregon State University.

Courses:
ENVS 1990 - Professional Orientation for Environment & Society
ENVS 5000 - Collaborative Problem-Solving for Environment and Natural Resources
ENVS 6300/7300 - Social and Environmental Psychology of Natural Resources

Graduate Students:
Taya Carothers - PhD, Human Dimensions
Gwendwr Meredith - PhD, Human Dimensions
Elisabeth York - MS, Human Dimensions

Other Departmental and Program Affiliations:
Canyonlands Research Center
Ecology Center
Institute for Outdoor Recreation & Tourism
Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP)

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