Faculty and Staff

Blades, Jarod

Jarod Blades

Assistant Professor of Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Start Year: 2014



Ph.D. University of Idaho;
M.S. Alaska Pacific University;
B.S. University of Idaho

Courses Taught:

ESM 105 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
ESM 151 - Introduction to Land Use Theory and Practice
ESM 245 - Foundations of Ecological Restoration
ESM 251 - Public Involvement and Community Decision-Making
ESM 351 - Applied Environmental Planning
ESM 3XX - Riparian Restoration
ESM 411 - Site and Landscape Planning

Research Interests:

The relationships between biophysical and social processes have always fascinated me. Humans play a large role in ecosystem health, and vigorous ecosystems are fundamental to human health. Understanding what drives human perceptions of conservation, landscape disturbances, restoration, and subsequent behavior is an interest of mine. Exploring various strategies for communicating complex scientific information (e.g., climate change, restoration, merging social and ecological resilience) across disciplinary and management boundaries is also a research priority. Balancing social and ecological sustainability and resilience is a considerable challenge today and in our future. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with students toward understanding these challenges and developing creative solutions.

View my CV and selected publications.


Natural Resource Planning and Management, Conservation, Sustainability/Resilience, Natural Resource Social Psychology, Interdisciplinary Research, ArcGIS