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

Community-Environment Research Group


Jessica Lackey
Graduate Research Assistant

Jessica Lackey

Natural Resources Science and Management 
Interests: traditional management of natural resources, ethnobotany, and tribal and federal government relationships


Joseph Nowak
Graduate Researach Assistant

Joseph Nowak

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


Mary Fitzgerald
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Mary Fitzgerald

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Interests: community engagement, sustainable urban planning, environmental justice advocacy 


Jenn Shepard
Research Professional

Jenn Shepard

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


Laura Matson
Graduate Research Assistant

Laura Matsen

Geography, Environment and Society
Interests: legal geography, tribal resource management, environmental regulation, treaty law, jurisdiction


Jaren Peplinski
Graduate Research Assistant

Jaren Peplinski

Natural Resources Science and Management
Interests: collaborative planning, data analysis, mapping, community engagement and sensitivity to policy change, and community building


Erik Kojola
Graduate Research Assistant

Erik Kojola

Sociology
Interests: resource extraction, environmental justice, environmental and resource policy, labor, and political ecology


Emily Kreiter
Graduate Research Assistant

Emily Kreiter

Natural Resources Science and Management
Interests: community engagement in natural resource protection, valuation of natural resources, climate change mitigation/adaptation, integration of natural resource management in urban areas


Jennifer Moeller
Graduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Moeller

Landscape Architecture
Interests: ecology, urban forestry, urban design, and community engagement