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Jesse Abrams

Jesse Abrams, visiting assistant professor at Whitman College, is an environmental resource sociologist whose work focuses on issues of land tenure, rural communities, and human?environment relationships. After graduating from New College of Florida, Jesse worked as a preserve steward, restoration coordinator, and prescribed fire crew member. More recently, he has worked on community-based forest restoration projects in New Mexico and Arizona, and researched private landownership transitions in northeast Oregon. He received his MS and PhD in forest resources from Oregon State University.
Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration

Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture

When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge.