David Oonk’s research focuses on oil and gas development and policy in Colorado. He researches the dynamics and practices of horizontal drilling and ‘fracking’ technologies, the governance problems they create and the role of science in assessing their risk and influence on policy-making. David has experience designing programs and conducting research in environmental science communication and education using visual media and art. He is advised by Max Boykoff, director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) and an associate professor in CU Boulder’s environmental studies program.
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- Boykoff, M., Daly, M., Fernández-Reyes, R., McAllister, L., McNatt, M., Nacu-Schmidt, A., Oonk, D., and Pearman, O. 2018. World Newspaper Coverage of Climate Change or Global Warming, 2004-2018. Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado. http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/media_coverage.
- Thomas Detmer, David Oonk, Lesley Smith & John Berggren. 2017. Backcountry Limnology: Engaging Citizen Scientists to Collect Data on High Country Lakes, Reservoirs, and Ponds to Develop a Database for Climate Change Research. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 26(3), 77-78. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/lob.10194
- David Oonk, Erin Leckey, Anne U. Gold, Megan Littrell-Baez, Lesley Smith, Susan Lynds, and Jayme Margo-Schneider. 2017. Lens on Climate Change – Using place-based learning to explore climate change effects. National Science Teacher Association Science Scope. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2505/4/ss17_041_02_86 (Jan. 10, 2017).
- Anne U. Gold, David J. Oonk, Lesley Smith, Maxwell T. Boykoff, Beth Osnes and Susan B. Sullivan. 2015. Lens on Climate Change: Making Climate Meaningful Through Student-Produced Videos, Journal of Geography, 114:6, 235-246, DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2015.1013974