Emily Pomeranz, Ph.D.

Emily Pomeranz

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Assistant Professor


Areas of Expertise:

Human dimensions of wildlife management; stakeholder engagement & public participation; wildlife resource governance


Ph.D., Cornell University, 2017

M.S., Oregon State University, 2011

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008


Emily Pomeranz is an assistant professor of human dimensions of wildlife management where she uses quantitative and qualitative social science approaches to understand the relationship between people, wildlife, and conservation. Her research interests include public participation in wildlife conservation decision making, stakeholder beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to wildlife conservation and decision making, public trust resource management, good governance, and community-based natural resources management. She also conducts applied research, engagement, and outreach activities aimed at supplementing the professional training of wildlife biologists and natural resource practitioners with new sources of knowledge in a manner that is sensitive to, and accounts for, real experiences and limitations that professionals face. Emily works closely with the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division, as her position is supported through a collaboration between the DNR and MSU, the Partnership for Ecosystem Research & Management. Before coming to MSU, Emily was the human dimensions research specialist for Michigan DNR Wildlife Division.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Fisheries & Wildlife Ecology and Management (FW101)

Human Dimensions of Fisheries & Wildlife (FW334)


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