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Michelle Steen-Adams

Washington State University Vancouver

Dr. Steen-Adams is a Research Associate in the School of the Environment, at Washington State University Vancouver. Prior to her position at WSU, she was an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, at the University of New England and a Visiting Scientist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the US Forest Service. She earned a Joint Ph.D. in Forest Ecology and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a graduate of Swarthmore College. Her research examines the governance, management, and history of climate change-amplified disturbances (wildfire, insect outbreak) on mixed-ownership forest landscapes (public, tribal, and private lands). A major aim of the Steen-Adams research program is to expand understanding of stakeholder, community, and tribal perspectives. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali (1994-1996). 

Preferred Pronouns - She/her 

Why do you contribute to AEOIP? I participate in AEOIP because the partnership facilitates dialogue between Earth Observatory data producers and data users, and consequently increases understanding of effective, appropriate governance and management response to environmental change. I am helping to advance the AEOIP by co-leading the stakeholder engagement workshops and related participatory methods. Through this research, we will expand knowledge about the characteristics of Carbon Monitoring System data that are needed by diverse stakeholders.

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