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Matt is a senior instructor of natural resources and program lead for the sustainability double degree at OSU-Cascades. He teaches courses ranging from endangered species ecology to rangeland ecosystem management, and his scholarly interests include sustainability in brewery and vineyard settings, ecological assessment of urban landscapes, ecological restoration and species adaptation to climate change. Matt received his doctorate from Colorado State University where he studied ecosystem management at the wildland/urban interface, and his M.S. from Utah State University where he studied restoration of degraded sagebrush communities. He created and directs the HERS (Human and Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability) Lab at Cascades, a trans-disciplinary unit focused on triple-bottom-line approaches to human community development and ecosystem management. Under the HERS umbrella, Matt is working with the National Park Service to develop a park studies unit at OSU-Cascades which will serve as a nexus for research, management recommendations and curricula related to management of U.S. national parks.OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife profile
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