Alexander L. Metcalf
Research Assistant ProfessorOffice: CHCB 440
Office hours for Fall Semester, 2017:
Monday 2:00 to 3:30PM
Wednesday 2:00 to 3:30PM
or by appointment - please send me at least two days/times that fit your schedule and hopefully one with fit mine.
Research Assistant Professor - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
NRSM 121 - Nature of Montana
NRSM 215 - Field Studies in Conservation
NRSM 379 – Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions
NRSM 398/498 - Resource Conservation Internships
NRSM/PTRM 574 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Theory
Ph.D., Forest Resources & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
M.S., Forest Resources; The Pennsylvania State University, 2006
B.S., Environmental Science; Juniata College, 2001
My research focuses on three main areas:
- Private land conservation
- Human dimensions of natural resources
- Novel methods to explore social and ecological systems connections
Please chek out our Human Dimensions Lab webpage for more information about our research, current projects and students, and courses we teach:
Keywords: private land management and conservation; natural resources extension and outreach; collaboration; social ecological systems; resilience; fire wildfire; forest and river restoration; human-wildlife conflict; invasive species; social-psychology; sociology; psychology; spatial analysis; GIS; multivariate statistics; sampling and estimation; survey research; mixed methods; phenomenology; qualitative quantitative; market analysis; communication
Recent Peer-Reviewed (* indicates graduate student author)
*Lauer, F.I., A.L. Metcalf, E.C. Metcalf, J.J. Mohr. (In press). Public engagement in social-ecological systems management: An application of social justice theory. Manuscript forthcoming at Society and Natural Resources.
Duvall, A., A.L. Metcalf, and P.N. Coates. 2016. Collaborative conservation for Greater Sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem of the NV-CA Bi-state region. Rangeland Ecology & Management 70(1):129-140.
Gruver, J.B., A.L. Metcalf, B.A. Muth, J.C. Finley, and A.E. Luloff. 2016. Factors affecting private forest landowner estate planning and decision making. Society and Natural Resources 30(1):47-62.
*Ver Planck, N.R., A.L. Metcalf, A.O. Finley, and J.C. Finley. 2016. Evaluation of National Woodland Owner Survey estimators of private forest area and landowners: A case study of Montana. Forest Science 62(5):525-534.
Metcalf, A.L., J.B. Gruver, J.C. Finley, and A.E. Luloff. 2016. Segmentation to focus outreach: Behavioral intentions of private forest landowners in Pennsylvania. Journal of Forestry 114(4):466-473.
Recent Management/Technical Reports
*Phelan, C., A.L. Metcalf, and E.C. Metcalf. 2017. Longitudinal change in wolf tolerance among MT residents. An interim report to the MT FWP. 12p.
*Phelan, C., and A.L. Metcalf. 2017. Riparian buffers in the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay watershed. An interim report to the PA DCNR and Mellon Foundation. 5p.
*Phelan, C., and A.L. Metcalf. 2017. Priority conservation areas in the Gallatin Valley. Final report to the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. 44p.
*McIver, C.P, A.L. Metcalf, and E., Dodson. 2016. Making every dollar count: Leveraging federal investments in land management to benefit local communities. Rural Connections Fall: 21-24.
*Lauer, F.I., E.C. Metcalf, A.L. Metcalf, and J. Brown. 2016. Understanding visitor experiences at the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. A report to the Bureau of Land Management. 12p.
Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, and A.E. Luloff. 2015. Regional variation among Pennsylvania private forest landowners. A report to the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 15p.
Metcalf, A.L., B.A. Muth, J.C. Finley, and A.E. Luloff. 2015. Gender, values, and behaviors of Pennsylvania private forest landowners. A report to the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 9p.
Metcalf, A.L., E. Covelli Metcalf, K. Kumalo, J. Gude, Q. Kujala, and M. Lewis. 2015. Acceptability of Brucellosis and elk management tools among MT stakeholder groups. A report to the MT Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Helena, MT: 7p.
*Sketch, M., A.L. Metcalf, and C. Davis. 2015. Analysis of attendance at Southwestern Crown Collaborative Meetings. A report to the Southwestern Crown of the Continent Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. 14p.
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
NRSM 379 (3cr) Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions
NRSM 121 (3cr) Nature of Montana
NRSM 214 (1 cr) Field studies in conservation (field based)
PTRM/NRSM 574 (3cr) Human dimensions of natural resources
FORS 130 (2cr) Forestry Field Skills (field based)
NRSMS 191 (1cr)
Natural Resource Field Techniques (field based)
FORS 391 (3cr) Field Forestry Skills at LEF (field based)
NRSM 595 (2cr) Human Dimensions of Wildlife
NRSM 298/398/498 (1-6cr) Natural Resource Internships
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR/WFS 497 (3cr) Facilitating Natural Resource Decisions
FOR 203 (3cr) Dendrology (w/Lab)
FOR 366 (4cr) Forest Mensuration (w/Lab)
ESS 100 (3cr) Earth and Environmental Science
EES/RFS 330 (3cr) Geographic Information Systems (w/Lab)
- Resource Conservation, Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree programs
- Wildlife Biology, interdepartmental Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy degree programs
- Systems Ecology, interdepartmental Masters of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degree programs
- Forestry and Conservation Sciences, Doctorate of Philosophy program
The Center for Private Forests, Affiliate Faculty