The Environmental Studies Program trains leaders in creative problem solving, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.
Building on the University of Oregon’s long tradition of environmental research and activism, our program sets the standard in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration with more than 100 participating faculty from thirty campus programs and departments. ENVS degree programs are flexible and tailored to meet specific educational and career goals, providing students with the opportunities to work alongside world-class scholars and researchers, develop concrete skills and analytical abilities, and gain hands-on experience relevant to careers in government agencies, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and academic fields.
The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS), is presenting a panel discussion focusing on environmental conflicts and some approaches to help see them resolved, with two distinguished guests from outside the State. Let’s give them a warm welcome!
Environmental conflicts as valuation conflicts: Perspectives from adaptive pragmatism, deliberation ethics and radical relationalism
Since most environmental problems are wicked problems, viewed as expressions of diverse and conflicting values and interests, no disciplinary models available in the academy or in discourses on public interest and...
Dr. Ronald Mitchell, Professor in Environmental Studies and Political Science, was recently selected for the Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award.
The awardee is selected by the American Political Science Association’s Science, Technology & Environmental Politics section. It is given in in recognition of a lifetime contribution to the study of science, technology and environmental politics.Dr. Mitchell was also awarded the Tykeson Teaching Award in 2017, which is awarded annually to an exceptional faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Congratulations again Dr....
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology Dr. Lauren Hallett joined the University of Oregon faculty in the Fall of 2017. Dr. Hallett is a plant community ecologist whose research spans a variety of ecosystems (including woodlands, serpentine grasslands, working rangelands, and alpine). Her research themes include community assembly, species coexistence, functional traits, ecosystem stability and resilience theory.
The Hallett lab aims to produce “usable” science to improve ecosystem management. This is achieved through a combination of long-term data analysis,...