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Ellen M. Donoghue, Social Scientist
USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station
P.O. Box 3890
Portland, OR 97208
phone: (503) 808-2018
fax: (503) 808-2020


Research Interests:

My work explores the social and institutional processes and structures that affect the management of forest resources in the United States and abroad. My research on resource use, access, and management is primarily at the (human) community level, though this is usually grounded in an understanding of regional, national, and international dimensions.



Prior to receiving my PhD in Forestry from North Carolina State University, I earned a M.P.P. in Public Policy from Rutgers University, and a B.S. in Political Economy of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.


Current Research:

Current studies include understanding the values and behaviors of users of public forestlands, in particular harvesters of non-timber forest resources, understanding the institutional dimensions of collaborative resource management strategies, and characterizing rural communities in the Pacific Northwest based on socioeconomic well-being and spatial relationships to public lands and service centers.


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