Melissa McHale

Student observe wildlife with giraffe in background
Village on hillside.
Elephants entering water.
Melissa McHale and group
Little boy climbing water well to pump water.

Staff and Students

Scott Beck

PhD student, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State. Scott’s research focuses on urbanization and landscape change, and the distribution and use of ecosystem services among rural South African communities. He integrates social, remote sensing and geospatial methodologies to explore the dynamic relationships between vulnerable populations and their environment. More broadly, Scott is interested in contributing to urban ecological theory through socio-ecological comparisons of urbanization processes and human decision making.

Darya Cowick

Masters Student, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University.  Darya is studying how landscape preferences and socio-demographics influence tree cover on parcels in Raleigh, NC.

Kat Selm

Masters Student, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University.  Kat’s thesis is focused on measuring adaptive capacity of households to extreme climate events in inland cities.

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