Jo Ellen Force
Jo Ellen Force, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Forest Policy
Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
- Ph.D. (systems engineering/analysis), Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- M.S. (natural resource management), Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
- B.S. (chemistry, math, education), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Forest policy and relationships between people and natural resources
Human Ecosystem Model
Integrated human-natural systems
Burch, William R., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force. 2017. The Structure & Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 302 pp.
Bosque-Perez, Nilsa A., P. Zion Klos, Jo Ellen Force, Lisette P. Waits, Kate Cleary, Paul Rhoades, Sara M. Galbraith, Amanda L. Bentley Brymer, Michael O’Rourke, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Bryan Finegan, J.D. Wulfhorst, Nicole Sibelet, and Joseph D. Holbrook. 2016. A pedagogical model for team-based interdisciplinary doctoral education. BioScience Vol. 6(6):477-488.
Blades, Jarod, P. Zion Klos, Kerry Kemp, Troy Hall, Jo Ellen Force, Penelope Morgan, and Wade Tinkham. (In press, Forest Ecology & Management, July 2015). Forest Managers Response to Climate Change Science: Evaluating Information Exchange Across Boundaries.
Kemp, Kerry B., Jarod J. Blades, P. Zion Klos, Troy E. Hall, Jo Ellen Force, Penelope Morgan, and Wade T. Tinkham. 2015. Managing for Climate Change on Federal Lands of the Western U.S.: Perceived Usefulness of Climate Science, Effectiveness of Adaptation Strategies, and Barriers to Implementation. Ecology and Society 20(2):17.
Goldberg, C.S., Pocewicz, A., Nielsen-Pincus, M., Waits, L.P., Morgan, P., Force, J.E., Vierling, L.A. 2011. Predictions of ecological and social impacts of alternative residential development policies to inform decision making in a rural landscape, Conservation Letters 4(6): 423-432.
Nielsen-Pincus, M., T. Hall, J.E. Force, J.D. Wulfhorst. 2010. Socio-demographics effects on place bonding. Journal of Environmental Psychology 30:443-454.
Nielsen-Pincus, Max, Caren S. Goldberg, Amy Pocewicz, Jo Ellen Force, Lisette P. Waits, Penelope Morgan, and Lee Vierling. 2010. Predicted effects of residential development on a northern Idaho landscape under alternative growth management and land protection policies. Landscape and Urban Planning 94:255-263.
“Seminal” – most cited publications:
Morse, Wayde, Max Nielsen-Pincus, Jo Ellen Force, and J. D. Wulfhorst. 2007. Bridges and barriers to developing and conducting interdisciplinary graduate-student team research. Ecology and Society 12(2):8 http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss2/
Machlis, Gary E., Jo Ellen Force, and William R. Burch, Jr. 1997. The Human Ecosystem Part I: The Human Ecosystem as an Organizing Concept in Ecosystem Management. Society and Natural Resources 10:347-367.
*See CV for full list of projects and publications.
Society of American Foresters Gifford Pinchot Medal National Award, 2013
Interdisciplinary or Collaborative Efforts Excellence Award with IGERT Co-PI team ($9000 Award for the six team members). University of Idaho, 2011.
Woman of the Year, Administration, Athena, University of Idaho, 2004
Outstanding Researcher Award (with G. Machlis), College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, 1993
Forester of the Year, Inland Empire Society of American Foresters, 1992
Elected a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters, 1992
Outstanding Continuing Education and Outreach Award, College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, 1989
Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, $1,500, one of three given at the University of Idaho, 1987
Outstanding Faculty Member of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences, 1984
Evaluating resilience of ecological and social systems in changing landscapes: a doctoral research and education program in Idaho and Costa Rica. 2009-2014. Co-PI on National Science Foundation IGERT grant, $3.2 million.