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Alexander L. Metcalf

Alexander L. Metcalf

Research Assistant Professor

Office: CHCB 440
Email: alex.metcalf@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

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.


Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Research Assistant Professor - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

 

Courses

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

Education

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

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.

Teaching Experience

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)

JUNIATA COLLEGE

ESS 100 (3cr) Earth and Environmental Science

EES/RFS 330 (3cr) Geographic Information Systems (w/Lab)

Professional Experience

  

Affiliations

College of Forestry and Conservation

Department of Society and Conservation

The Center for Private Forests, Affiliate Faculty