Former Students

Graduate Students

Wesley Johnson

Education
B.S., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation , Virginia Tech
M.S., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2017

Thesis: Johnson, W. 2017. Understand Willingness to Pay for Pollination and User Sense of Place Connections on the Eastern Shore. Thesis, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics , Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Cory Furrow

Education
B.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech
M.S., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2015

Thesis: Furrow, C. 2015. Motivating Proenvironmental Behavior: Examining the efficacy of financial incentives. Thesis, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Current Position: Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Anna Santo

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B.A., Biology & Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2009
M.S., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2015

Thesis: Santo, A. 2015. A Human-Centered Approach to Designing an Invasive Species Eradication Program. Thesis, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Publications:

Santo, A., K. Guillozet*, M.G. Sorice, T.D. Baird, S.A. Gray, C.J. Donlan and C.B. Anderson. 2017. Examining private landowners’ knowledge systems of invasive species. Human Ecology 45(4).

Santo, A., M. G. Sorice, C. J. Donlan, C. T. Franck, and C. A. Anderson. 2015. A human-centered approach to designing invasive species eradication programs on human- inhabited islands. Global Environmental Change 35:289–298.

Current Position: Research Associate, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

Paxton Ramsdell

EducationPaxton Ramsdell
B.A., Government & Environmental Studies, Hamilton College, 2007

M.S., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2013

Thesis: Ramsdell, C. P. 2013. Paying for Nature: Incentives and the Future of Private Land Stewardship. Thesis, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Publications: Ramsdell, P. R., M. G. Sorice, A. Dwyer. 2015. Using financial incentives to motivate conservation of an at-risk species on private lands. Environmental Conservation, doi:10.1017/S0376892915000302.

Hurst, K., C. P. Ramsdell*, and M. G. Sorice. 2017. A life course approach to understanding social drivers of rangeland conversion. Ecology and Society, 22(1):19.

Current Position: Southeast Habitat Markets Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund

Becky Shufelt

Degree
M.N.R., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2013
Professional Paper: Kirch Flat Campground Recommendation Report.

Current Position: Recreation Officer, Eldorado National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service

 

Undergraduate

Chioma IchokuChioma Ichoku

Education
B.S. 2016 Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech

Undergraduate Independent Study:
Linking Nature & Health: Implications for the Physical Therapy Field

Current Position: Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Elon University (2016-2020)

Sarah Daman

EducationSarah Daman
B.S. 2014 Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech

Undergraduate Research Project: Promoting Forest Conservation in the Peruvian Amazon

Current Position: M.S. Student, Teton Science School, Jackson, Wyoming