Dr. Mark W. Brunson
Environment & Society
Dr. Brunson is a professor of Human-Environment Interactions whose research and teaching focuses on the dynamics of social-ecological systems, especially in rangelands and deserts. He is interested in the causes and consequences of human behaviors for natural environments, and how those behaviors are influenced by people’s perceptions of change in nature. His current research looks at ecological restoration and wildfire risk reduction in the West at a time of changing climate and growing human populations. A USU faculty member since 1992, Dr. Brunson holds M.S. and PhD degrees from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
ENVS 3600 – Living with Wildlife
ENVS 6300 – Conservation Psychology
ENVS 6410 – Translational Ecology
ENVS 6841 – The Social-Environmental Research Process