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Hannah Gosnell

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Associate Professor

Discipline: Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management
Office: Wilkinson 260
Phone: 541-737-1222
Fax: 541-737-1200
Email: gosnellh@geo.oregonstate.edu
Vita or Résumé (PDF)

Specialty

Human dimensions of global environmental change, rural geography, agricultural landscapes, ranching, U.S. West

Research Interests

Drivers and consequences of rural land use change; water resource policy, management and law; climate change adaptation; environmental governance; social-ecological resiliency; adaptive management; payment for ecosystem services; sustainability transitions; transformational adaptation

Education

B.A. American Civilization, Brown University, 1988
M.A. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995
Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2000

Courses

GEO 296 - Introduction to Geographic Field Research
GEO 299 - Water, Climate and Society
GEO 420/520 - Geography of Resource Use
GEO 423/523 - Land Use in the American West
GEO 515 - History & Philosophy of Geography
GEO 599 - Social Ecological Systems
GEO 599 - Managing for Ecosystem Services

Graduate Students

Smedstad, Jill, MS 2012
Exploring Pathways to Adaptive Collaborative Management: A Multi-Case Study of the National Riparian Service Team’s Place-Based Riparian Assistance

Burright, Harmony, MS 2012
Beyond Random Acts of Conservation: An Institutional Analysis of the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Agricultural Water Enhancement Program

Paulekas, Robyn, MS 2010
Fostering Social-Ecological Resilience in the Upper Klamath Basin: The National Riparian Service Team's Creeks & Communities Strategy as an Emerging Model for Government in Adaptive Co-Management

Duncan, Jim, MS 2010
The Effects of Alternative Future Development Scenarios on Ecological Patterns and Social-Ecological Resilience in Central Oregon

Baker, Jeff, MS 2010
A Spatial Assessment of Conservation Opportunities in the Willamette River Floodplain Between Corvallis and Albany, Oregon

Straus, Emily, MS 2008
Incorporating an "Environment and Society" Geography Curriculum into Field-Based Environmental Education at The Mountain Institute, West Virginia.

Interview

Listen to Hannah's interview on Wyoming Public Radio's Open Spaces program dealing with her research on ranchland ownership (mp3).

Publications

30. Nabhan, G., L. Lopez-Hoffman, H. Gosnell, J. Goldstein, R. Knight, C. Presnall, L. Gwin, D. Thilmany and S. Charnley. In press. Payments for ecosystem services: Keeping working landscapes productive and functioning. In S. Charnley and T. Sheridan (eds.), Stitching the West Back Together. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

29. Kelly, E. J. Bliss, and H. Gosnell. 2013. The Mazama returns: The politics and possibilities of tribal land reacquisition. Journal of Political Ecology 20: 429-443.

28. Smedstad, J. A. and H. Gosnell. 2013. Do adaptive co-management processes lead to adaptive co-management outcomes? A multi-case study of long-term outcomes associated with the National Riparian Service Team's place-based riparian assistance. Ecology & Society 18 (4):8.

27. Abrams, J., H. Gosnell, N. Gill and P. Klepeis. 2012. Re-creating the rural, reconstructing nature: An international literature review of the environmental implications of amenity migration. Conservation and Society 10(3): 270-284.

26. Abrams, J., and H. Gosnell. 2012. The politics of marginality in Wallowa County, Oregon: Contesting the production of landscapes of consumption. Journal of Rural Studies 28(1): 30-37.

25. Gosnell H., N. Robinson Maness and S. Charnley. 2011. Engaging ranchers in market-based approaches to climate change mitigation: Opportunities, challenges, and policy implications. Rangelands 64(6): 20-24.

24. Gosnell, H., N. Robinson Maness and S. Charnley. 2011. Profiting from the sale of carbon offsets: A case study of the Trigg Ranch. Rangelands 64(6): 25-29.

23. Santelmann, M., H. Gosnell, and M. Meyers. 2011. Connecting children to the land: Place-based education in the Muddy Creek Watershed, Oregon. Journal of Geography 110(3): 91-106.

22. Fleishman, E., D.E. Blockstein, J.A. Hall, M.B. Mascia, M.A. Rudd, J.M. Scott, W.J. Sutherland, T. Baldwin, A. Bartuska, A.G. Brown, C.A. Christen, J. Clement, M.G. Collins, C.D. Duke, M. Eaton, B. Eichbaum, S.J. Fiske, H. Gosnell, M. Klein, J. Marqusee, B.R. Noon, J. Nordgren, P. Orbuch, J. Powell, K. Saterson, C. Savitt, B. Stein, M.S. Webster, A. Vedder. 2011. America's Top 40 priorities of policymakers for conservative science. Bioscience 61: 290-300.

21. Mendham, E., H. Gosnell, and A. Curtis. 2010. Agricultural land ownership change and natural resource management: Comparing Australian and U.S. case studies. In G. Luck, D. Race, R. Black (Eds.), Demographic Change in Australia's Rural Landscapes. New York: Springer, 388 pp.

20. Charnley, S., D. Diaz, and H. Gosnell. 2010. Mitigating climate change through small-scale forestry in the USA: Opportunities and challenges. Small-Scale Forestry 9(4): 445-462.

19. Gosnell, H., J. Kline, J. Duncan, and G. Chrostek. 2010. Is Oregon's land use planning program conserving forest and farm land? A systematic review of the evidence. Land Use Policy 28(1): 185-192. DOI 10.1016/j.landusepol.2010.05.012.

18. Gosnell, H., and J. Abrams, 2010. Amenity migration: Diverse conceptualizations of drivers, socioeconomic dimensions, and emerging challenges. GeoJournal DOI 10.1007/s10708-009-9295-4.

17. Gosnell, H. and E. Kelly. 2010. Peace on the river? Social-ecological restoration and large dam removal in the Klamath Basin, USA. Water Alternatives 3(2): 362-383.

16. Gosnell, H. and D. Shinneman. 2010. The human landscape. In R.P. Reading, B. Miller, A.L. Masching, R. Edward, and M.K. Phillips (eds.), Awakening Spirits: Wolves in the Southern Rockies. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, pp. 79‐100.

15. Miller, B., R.P. Reading, and H. Gosnell. 2010. Public attitudes toward wolves and wolf recovery. In R.P. Reading, B. Miller, A.L. Masching, R. Edward, and M.K. Phillips (eds.), Awakening Spirits: Wolves in the Southern Rockies. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, pp. 103‐117.

14. Robbins, P., K. Meehan, H. Gosnell, and S. Gilbertz. 2009. Writing the New West: A Critical Review. Rural Sociology 74(3): 356-382.

13. Diaz, D., S. Charnley, and H. Gosnell. 2009. Engaging western landowners in climate change mitigation: a guide to carbon-oriented forest and range management and carbon market opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-801. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 81 pp.

12. Gosnell, H. 2009. Healing with Howls: Rewilding the Southern Rockies. In: P.N. Limerick, A. Cowell, and S.K. Collinge (eds.), Remedies for a New West: Healing Landscapes, Histories, and Cultures. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, pp. 134-152.

11. Gosnell, H. and G. Chrostek. 2008. Goal 3: Agricultural Lands. In The Oregon Land Use Program: An Assessment of Selected Goals. Institute for Natural Resources, Report to Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, pp. 34‐55.

10. Gosnell, H. 2008. Revolution on the Range: The Rise of the New Ranch in the American West. (Book Review). Rangelands 30(5): 44.

9. Gosnell, H., J.H. Haggerty, and P. Byorth. 2007. Ranch ownership change and new approaches to water resources management in Southwestern Montana: Implications for fisheries. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43(4): 990-1003.

8. Gosnell, H., J.H. Haggerty and W.R. Travis. 2006. Ranchland ownership change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 1990-2001: Implications for conservation. Society and Natural Resources 19(8): 743-758.

7. Gosnell, H., G. Preston, W. Travis. 2006. Socioeconomics: Impacts and Adaptation. In: J. Katzenberger (ed.), Climate Change and the City of Aspen: As Assessment of Impacts and Potential Responses. Aspen, CO: Aspen Global Change Institute, pp. 57-81.

6. Gosnell, H. and W.R. Travis. 2005. Ranchland ownership dynamics in the Rocky Mountain West. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:191-198.

5. Shinneman, D. and H. Gosnell. 2003. The human landscape. In B. Miller, et al. (eds.), Southern Rockies Wildlands Network Vision. Golden, CO: Colorado Mountain Club Press.

4. Gosnell, H. 2001. Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the art of compromise: The evolution of a Reasonable and Prudent Alternative for the Animas-La Plata Project. Natural Resources Journal 41(3): 561-626.

3. Gosnell H. 1997. Water for the New West. In W.E. Riebsame, H. Gosnell, D.M. Theobald (eds.), Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region. New York: W.W. Norton, pp. 80-93.

2. Riebsame, W.E., H. Gosnell, and D.M. Theobald. 1996. Land use and landscape change in the Colorado mountains I: Theory, scale, and pattern. Mountain Research and Development 16(4): 395-405.

1. Theobald, D.M., H. Gosnell, and W.E. Riebsame. 1996. Land use and landscape change in the Colorado mountains II: A case study of the East River Valley. Mountain Research and Development 16(4): 407-418.