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Dr. Stefani Crabtree

Dr. Stefani Crabtree

Environment and Society

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Location: NR 355B
IconPhone: 435-797-0813
IconEmail: stefani.crabtree@usu.edu

Dr. Stefani A. Crabtree is an Assistant Professor in Socio-Environmental Modeling in the Department of Environment and Society of the Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. She additionally holds external affiliation at four institutions: The Santa Fe Institute as external Research Fellow, Research Associate at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Fellow at the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires Paris, and Research Associate at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. Her research applies complex systems science modeling methodologies (such as agent-based modeling and network science) to problems in social science and ecology. Current research topics include the human place in ecosystems worldwide, the ability to use the archaeological past to calibrate our understanding of human resilience, and the feedbacks between ecosystem health and human health. Crabtree has published in general science and disciplinary journals across social science and ecology, including Nature Human Behaviour, PNAS, Current Anthropology, Ecological Modelling, American Antiquity, Physics Today, Human Ecology, Journal of Archaeological Science, and Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. Dr. Crabtree holds two Ph.D.s, one from Washington State University (Anthropology, 2016) and one from the Université de Franche-Comté (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et l’Environnement, 2017).

Dr. Crabtree regularly teaches ENVS 4100: Agent-based Modeling of Human Environment Systems and ENVS 6901: Introduction to Methodologies in Social Science.

Dr. Crabtree is interested in bringing on motivated Ph.D. students who want to use network analysis and agent-based modeling to understand the human-environmental interface. Please contact her directly at stefani.crabtree@usu.edu