SPASES Lab Projects

Our work seeks to understand how how the interactions between people, their environment, and the institutions that govern them inspire (or inhibit) conservation action and shapes the effectiveness of those actions. This page is currently under construction.

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Conservation Archetypes of Western North America

We are developing conservation archetypes by integrating fine-resolution estimates of wildlife governance and management preferences with content analysis of the dominant narratives driving conflict and collaboration in wildlife management to explain spatial patterns in a variety of wildlife conservation actions.

Rewilding and Transformative Governance

The restoration of culturally important species and systems can have a variety of benefits for people and nature, but challenges existing governance regimes and the power structures embedded in them.