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Associate Professor
Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:environmental public policy & planning; bureaucratic organizations; human geography & boundary setting
Biography:Ginger is associate professor in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. Her research interests focus on public policy and planning processes with applications to environmental issues. Her areas of specialization are: policy implementation; bureaucratic organizations and organizational culture; human geography and boundary setting; and pedagogy and disciplinary integration. Recent research grants and cooperative agreements include: "Pathways to Change in Environmental Organizations: Linking Population and Environment" funded by the National Science Foundation's Innovation and Organization Change Program; "Special Forest Products: Strategies to Integrate Sustainable Forest Management into Economic Development Plans and Practices," a cooperative agreement between UVM's School of Natural Resources and United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station; and "Boundaries, Institutional Arrangements, and Protection of the Northern Forest of New England," USDA/CSRS, McIntire-Stennis, University of Vermont ($86,655) 1998-2001. Among Ginger's publications are: "Property Concepts, Ecological Thought, and Ecosystem Management: A Case of Conservation Policy-Making by the State of Vermont (Society and Natural Resources, 2002, co-author); "Disciplinary Integration in Graduate Natural Resources and Environmental Education" (Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2000, co-author); Discourse and ARgument in Bureau of Land Management Wilderness EISs (Policy Studies Journal, 2000).