Teaching Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies

Office SEEC S114

Office Hours Tuesdays 2-3pm (Spring 2023)

Students can email Jeremiah to request a meeting.

Affiliated Departments

Environment and Society Program, Institute of Behavioral Science

Natural Hazards Center, Institute of Behavioral Science

Research Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC - https://sesync.org/)

Research Associate, Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO - http://mecco.colorado.edu/)



  • Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
  • M.P.P., Public Policy, Oregon State University
  • M.S., Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, Oregon State University
  • Honors B.S., Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, Oregon State University

Research Interests

  • Coupled Natural-Human Systems (CNH)
  • Complex Social-Environmental Systems (SES)
  • Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Stress
  • Human Decision-Making
  • Environmental Behavior
  • Human Health and Well-being
  • Migration and Rural and Agricultural Livelihoods
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Science Policy


Jeremiah is an interdisciplinary environmental and social scientists working at the nexus of science, policy and natural resource management with particular reference to human and environmental system adaptation to stressors. Dr. Osborne-Gowey applies mixed methods to explore complex interactions between humans and the rest of the natural world drawing from the fields of natural resource management and conservation, sociology, communication, economics and public policy. Jeremiah’s current research work is situated in the United States, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh where he is working in rural agricultural communities (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and communities of people living with wildfire (United States) to explore how social and environmental stressors shape livelihoods, decision-making and adaptation to water scarcity and changing environmental conditions. Jeremiah previously worked for >15 years as an aquatic/landscape ecologist with Federal and State agencies, universities and private and non-profit consulting firms throughout the Western United States. Jeremiah enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his partner and kids, friends and animals. Jeremiah’s favorite activities include camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, forest foraging, fly tying, traveling, photography, reading, gardening, geocaching, and homebrewing/distilling.