*Economic value of wilderness and national parks
*Using GIS to model environmental quality and effectiveness of federal land management policies
*Worked with students to write multiple grants resulting in over $200,000 for conservation projects *Partnered with colleagues in Biology and the Great River Greening on a $15,000 oak forest restoration project.
*Former member of the Minnesota Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees
*Consultant for groups including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the Great Plains Restoration Council and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Student Research and Student Grants
*Faculty sponsor for $25,000+ of student research funding. Young Scholars Grants, McNair Scholar Award, Excel! Grant, Collaborative Inquiry Grants and Community Based Research Scholars award.
*Projects from my classes have resulted in more than 60 student conference presentations