Jeremiah formal
Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies


Honors B.S., Oregon State University
M.S., Oregon State University
Master of Public Policy, Oregon State University

Research Interests

Coupled natural-human systems (CNH), Socio-Environmental Systems (SES), Science Policy, Resilience, Transformation, Adaptive Capacity, Learning Networks, Social Networks, Science Communication, Science and Planning, Environmental Science, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Science and Technology Policy Studies, Sustainability, Ecology, Conservation, Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Resource Management, Social Media, Complex Systems, Participatory Action Research (PAR), Policy Analysis, Coupled Human And Natural Systems (CHANS)

Major Field/Concentration

Environmental Science and Policy

Faculty Advisor

Amanda Carrico and Maxwell Boykoff



Jeremiah has a diverse skillset with a background that include statistics, ecology, behavioral interactions, community structure, impacts of introduced species, science communication, and policy and planning. At CU Boulder, he teaches introduction to Environmental Studies in the ENVS program and methods and planning courses in the ENVD programs. Jeremiah has a research appointments in the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) and affiliations with the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) Natural Hazards Center and the Environment and Society Program. Jeremiah is also a lead teacher in the Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) at CU Boulder and a current research fellow with the National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Before coming to CU Boulder, Jeremiah 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 earned an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife (2003), a Master of Science in Quantitative Fish Ecology (2005), and a Master of Public Policy (2016) from Oregon State University.


Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you’re here! I am a PhD candidate in the Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at CU Boulder. I work at the nexus of science, policy and natural resource management. I am particularly interested in collaborative governance approaches to managing interactions between humans and the rest of the natural world. My dissertation research focuses on understanding the role and evolution of network approaches to collaborative governance, adaptation and resilience. My graduate research examines whether and how social learning networks build and foster adaptive capacity and resilience during transitions in complex social-environmental systems. I am currently working with rural agricultural communities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and communities of people in the United States living with wildfire. I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with my partner and kids, friends and animals. My favorite activities include camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, forest foraging, SCUBA diving, fly tying, traveling, photography, reading, gardening, geocaching, and homebrewing/distilling.