Current Research

Are you a researcher, policy-maker, or member of the public with an interest in aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes? If so, please consider participating in my ongoing survey research!

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated so far! If you know someone else with an interest in aquatic invasive species, please share with them as well.

My current research explores perceptions of environmental risk, and how those risks are communicated between and among stakeholder groups. I use an ongoing environmental issue, invasive species, as the focal point of discussion for my explorations of environmental risk perception and communication.

My research seeks to determine whether there is agreement among stakeholders regarding the basic premises that underlie current AIS management policies such as what it means to be invasive in the first place, what degree of risk is acceptable, and what degree of management is required. I am interested in how well stakeholders are able to communicate differences on these issues, and how this may shape stakeholders’ willingness to participate or otherwise engage in the management of these species.

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