Northeastern Research Station
705 Spear St., P.O. Box 968
Burlington, VT 05402-0968
951-6771 x1060; Fax: (802) 951-6368
Marla R. Emery
is a Research Geographer with the Northeastern Research Station of the USDA
Forest Service, where her research focuses on the role of non-timber forest
products (NTFPs) in household economies and other direct human-forest
interactions. She conducted the first comprehensive study of contemporary NTFP
use in the United States, for which she spent a year in Michigan's Upper
Peninsula conducting ethnographic research that documented the material uses of
138 products from over 80 botanical species and the livelihood practices
associated with them. She is currently repeating that work in the northeastern
United States as well as conducting research on fine-scale land use in the
Adirondack Park region of New York. Dr. Emery also serves as Adjunct Associate
Professor in the
University of Vermont
of Geography. Her past duties with the Forest Service have included
developing an agenda for research on the human dimensions of global
environmental change for the Forest Service's Northern Global Change Program.
came to the Forest Service from the National Research Council (NRC) in
Washington, DC, where she served as Staff Officer for the U.S. National
Committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.
During her four years at the NRC, she worked extensively with international
organizations and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. She also spoke
to groups in the United States and abroad about natural disaster reduction.
Before joining the staff of the NRC she worked for eight years as an educator.
Dr. Emery has a B.A. in French/Spanish from San Josť State University,
California, and a Master's of Science in
Education from the University of Miami, Florida. She received her Ph.D. in
Geography at Rutgers University
Brunswick, New Jersey.
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