Community-Environment Research Group

Community-Environment Research Group (CERG) members collaborate with the Center for Changing Landscapes to work on a variety of research projects and events. 

Research Team Members

jessica Jessica Lackey 

Graduate Research Assistant; Natural Resources Science and Management Graduate Student
Interests: traditional management of natural resources, ethnobotany, and tribal and federal government relationships




holly Holly Meier 

Graduate Research Assistant; Natural Resources Science and Management - Economics, Policy, Management, and Society Graduate Student
Interests: climate change mitigation and adaptation, pro-environmental behavior and decision making, conservation, and sustainability




joseph Joseph Nowak 

Graduate Research Assistant; Natural Resources Science and Management Graduate Student
Interests: urban and rural food system partnerships, post-industrial landscape futures, innovative natural resource management strategies




jaren Jaren Peplinski

Undergraduate Research Assistant; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Undergraduate Student 
Interests: collaborative planning, data analysis, mapping, community engagement and sensitivity to policy change, and community building




vanessa Vanessa Perry 

Graduate Research Assistant; Natural Resources Science and Management PhD candidate
Interests: community and individual natural resource decision making, water resources, applied social science research, community engagement, climate adaptation





jenn Jenn Shepard 

Graduate Research Assistant; Natural Resources Science and Management Graduate Student
Interests: collaborative management of natural resources, adaptive governance of complex environmental problems, natural resource conflict management





cody Cody Venier

Undergraduate Research Assistant; Forest and Natural Resource Management Undergraduate Student 
Interests: park and protected area management, implementation of environmental science on natural resource/park and protected area management in urban settings