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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

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Chloe B. Wardropper

Chloe B. Wardropper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management

Office

CNR 19H

Phone

208-885-7528

Mailing Address

Department of Natural Resources and Society
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2017. Environmental Studies.
  • B.A. Wesleyan University. 2009. College of Social Studies.

Research Interests

Agri-food systems
Natural resources policy and planning
Watershed management
Conservation decision-making
Climate change adaptation
Environmental health

Wardropper, C.B., A. R. Rissman. 2018. Adaptations to extreme storm events by conservation organizations. Climatic Change. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2342-8

Ranjan, P., C.B. Wardropper, F. Eanes, S. Reddy, Y. Masuda, L. Prokopy. 2019. Understanding barriers and opportunities for adoption of conservation practices on rented cropland. Land Use Policy. 80, 214-223. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.09.039

Wardropper, C.B., S. Gillon, A.R. Rissman. 2018. Innovation in outcomes-based water quality policy: A case study from the Yahara Watershed, Wisconsin, USA. Case Studies in the Environment, doi: 10.1525/cse.2018.001222

Rissman, A., K. Burke, H. A. Kramer, V. Radeloff, P. Schilke, O. Selles, R. Toczydlowski, C.B. Wardropper, L. Barrow, J. Chandler, K. Geleynse, A. L’Roe, K. Laushman, A. Schomaker. 2018. Forest management for novelty, persistence, and restoration influenced by policy and society. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 60(8), 454-462. doi: 10.1002/fee.1818

Wardropper, C.B. Environmental performance information use by conservation agency staff. 2018. Environmental Management, 61 (4), 563-576. doi: 10.1007/s00267-017-0990-5

Evers, C., C.B. Wardropper, B. Branoff, E. Granek, T. Link, S. Olivero, C. Wilson. 2018. Ecosystem services provisioning and management in novel ecosystems: a systematic review. 2018. Global Ecology and Conservation, 13 (e00362), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2017.e00362

Steger, C., S. Hirsch, C. Evers, B. Branoff, M. Petrova, M. Nielsen-Pincus, C.B. Wardropper, C. J. van Riper. 2017. Ecosystem services as boundary objects for transdisciplinary collaboration. Ecological Economics, 143, 153-160.

Wardropper, C.B., S. Gillon, A.R. Rissman. 2017. Experimental governance and uncertain measurement produce both risk and collaboration in a watershed nonpoint pollution program. Land Use Policy, 67, 690-701.

Rissman, A.R., P. Kohl, C.B. Wardropper. 2017. Public support for carrot, stick, and no-government water quality policies. Environmental Science and Policy, 76, 82-89.

Rissman, A.R., J. Owley, A. L’Roe, A. Morris, C.B. Wardropper. 2017. Public access to spatial data on private-land conservation. Ecology and Society, Ecology and Society 22 (2), 24.

Qiu, J., C.B. Wardropper, A.R. Rissman, M.G. Turner. 2017. Spatial fit between water quality policies and hydrologic ecosystem services in an urbanizing agricultural landscape. Landscape Ecology, 32(1), 59-75.

Wardropper, C.B., S. Gillon, E. McKinney, S. Carpenter, A. R. Rissman. 2016. Local perspectives and global archetypes in scenario development. Ecology and Society, 21(2), 12.

Wardropper, C.B., C. Chang and A.R. Rissman. 2015. Fragmented water quality governance: Constraints to spatial targeting for nutrient reduction in a Midwestern USA watershed. Landscape and Urban Planning, 137, 65-75.

Carpenter, S.R., E. Booth, S. Gillon, C. Kuckarik, S. Loheide, M. Motew, J. Qiu, A. R. Rissman, C.B. Wardropper, J. Seifert, A. Mase, E. Soylu, M. G. Turner. 2015. Changing drivers and plausible futures of a social-ecological system: Yahara Watershed, Wisconsin, USA. Ecology and Society, 20(2), 10.

Please review my CV for a full list of publications.

Funded projects

“Perceptions of Lead Contamination and Behavioral Intentions in a Mining Region.” Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research-Infrastructure Network grant (PI; $65,705; 2018-2019).

“Toward Fire-Adapted Rangeland Communities: A Policy Analysis of Outcome Based Approaches to Managing Wildfire Risk in Idaho.” USDI Bureau of Land Management Joint Fire Science Program grant 18-1-01-18 (Co-PI; $25,000; 2018 – 2019).

“Measurement and adaptation by collaborative landscape partnerships in sagebrush rangeland ecosystems.” USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture McIntire-Stennis grant 1015330 (PI; $201,100; 2018 - 2020).

“Seeding a Resilient Palouse through Participatory Action Research with Farmers.” University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development Seed Grant (PI; $11,633; 2018 - 2019).

“Adapting to novel and uncertain futures: forester perspectives in Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Co-PI; $16,693; 2017 - 2018).

Reports and research briefs

Wardropper, C.B. 2018. “NIFA Climate Synthesis Case Study. Resilience and Vulnerability of Beef Cattle Production in the Southern Great Plains Under Changing Climate, Land Use and Markets.” Report prepared for the AFRI-NIFA by the Purdue University Natural Resources Social Science Lab.

Wardropper, C.B. 2018. “NIFA Climate Synthesis Case Study. Building an Operational Tillage Information System (OPTIS).” Report prepared for the AFRI-NIFA by the Purdue University Natural Resources Social Science Lab.

Ranjan, P., C.B. Wardropper, F. Eanes, L.S. Prokopy. “Barriers and Recommendations for Adoption of Conservation Practices on Rented Cropland.” 2017. Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy by the Purdue University Natural Resources Social Science Lab.

Wardropper, C.B., S. Gillon, E.A. McKinney, and A.R. Rissman. “Perceptions of the Yahara Watershed Improvement Network Pilot Project.” 2014. Report prepared for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Water Sustainability and Climate Project.

Rissman, A.R., P.A. Kohl, C.B. Wardropper, J. Seifert. “Support for water policy is driven more by people’s beliefs about government than their self-interests.” Policy Brief. 2017.
https://wsc.limnology.wisc.edu/sites/default/files/values-survey-brief-FINAL.pdf

Wardropper, C.B., J. Seifert. “Are water quality policies hitting runoff hotspots? Maps reveal a disconnect.” 2015.
https://wsc.limnology.wisc.edu/sites/default/files/Wardropper-et-al_policy_mapping_brief_web.pdf

Blog posts

“Research Q&A: Whose stories do scenarios tell?” Yahara in situ blog post (Apr. 27, 2016).

“The importance and challenge of monitoring water quality.” Yahara in situ (Sep. 23, 2015).

“Measuring the Anthropocene.” Edge Effects (June 16, 2015).

“Nature’s Finance: Perspectives on Nature and Conservation.” Edge Effects (Jun. 9, 2015).

“New report: How Yahara WINs, a water quality improvement coalition, spells success.” Yahara in situ (Oct. 22, 2014).

“New program, old tricks for eliminating phosphorus.” Yahara in situ (Jun. 18, 2014).

  • NRS 475 – Conservation Planning and Management
  • NRS 386 – Social-Ecological Systems
  • NRS 504 – Approaches to Coupled Natural-Human Systems Research and Communication

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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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