Drew Bennett

Sustainability Leadership Fellowship Cohort: 2016-2017

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Research Summary: Trained broadly as a geographer, I integrate insights from social and physical sciences to better understand the social and ecological outcomes of market-based approaches to environmental conservation. Currently I am researching ways to engage private landowners, such as farmer and ranchers, in conservation efforts. In particular, I am interested in understanding conservation professionals’ knowledge and opinions of a range of strategies for engaging landowners to better understand the different contexts in which these strategies are most viable. The results of this research will be used to target outreach efforts and enhance the technical capacity of conservationists.