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 Research Assistant

Joseph Nowak

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


Jennifer Moeller
Graduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Moeller

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


Erik Kojola
Graduate Research Assistant

Erik Kojola

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


Erika Van Krevelen
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Erika Van Krevelen

Forest and Natural Resource Management
Interests: park and protected area management, community engagement, inclusion in green spaces, envrionmental education, natural resource management in urban areas


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


Mary Fitzgerald
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Mary Fitzgerald

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



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