Environment and Natural Resources

Recent emphases include water quality, human activities affecting wildlife populations, fire management, global climate change, and forest and land use change in the US and internationally.

We explore the ways humans affect and are affected by the natural environment and the natural resources (air, water, land, fish and wildlife, energy resources, climate) that sustain human life. We also design and analyze programs and policies that affect these relationships.

Environment and natural resources researchers working in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State.

ENRI's mission is to improve understanding and management of living systems, landscapes, and human-environment interactions with the objective of sustaining and enhancing ecosystem services and human-well being.