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Adena Rissman

Expert on the social and policy aspects of natural resources management and conservation, including land protection, forestry, wildlife habitat, water quality

Professor of the human dimensions of ecosystem management, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-263-4356 Home page


  • conservation policies and programs for private lands such as conservation easements and property tax incentives
  • relationships between people, ecosystems, and governance
  • sustainable use of natural resources such as forests, wildlife, biodiversity, soil, and water


  • Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
  • Published over 40 peer-reviewed articles over the past decade (2011-2020)