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US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Research Topics

Priority Areas

  • Forest Disturbances
  • Localized Needs (regional work)

Vita Wright

Social Science Analyst and Science Applications Specialist
c/o Flathead National Forest
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell
Montana
United States
59901

Phone: 406-758-3547
Fax: 406-758-3537
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Current Research

Individual and organizational influences on the success of science delivery, and on the use of science by fire managers in the USFS, NPS, and BLM. This draws from theories on human behavior, communication, and organizational culture and management.

Research Interests

Understanding the capacity for managers to access and use research, Organizational communication, learning, and innovation in the context of public land management, Organizational effectiveness of wildland fire management

Education

  • University of Montana, Ph.D. Organizational Culture, Innovation & Communication, Technology Transfer, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management 2015
  • University of Montana, M.S. Organismal Biology and Ecology - Multi-scale study of avian habitat use 1996
  • University of Montana, B.S. Wildlife Biology 1992

Professional Experience

  • Science Application Specialist / Social Science Analyst, Rocky Mountain Research Station
    2009 - Current
  • Research Application Specialist, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
    1998 - 2009
  • Research Assistant, USGS, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Glacier National Park
    1997 - 1997
  • Wildlife Biologist, Bitterroot National Forest
    1996 - 1996
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Montana
    1994 - 1995
  • Wildlife Biologist, Umatilla National Forest, Heppner Ranger District
    1992 - 1993
  • Wildlife Biologist Trainee, PNW Research Station & Siuslaw NF, Alsea RD
    1990 - 1991
  • Biological Technician, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Big Bar RD; Pacific Northwest Research Station
    1988 - 1990
  • Volunteer Research Assistant, Glacier National Park
    1986 - 1988

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Last updated on : 02/13/2018