- Environment and Sustainability
Julia Wondolleck's core interest is environmental decision-making: what are the ways in which public decisions about the environment might be made in the face of diverse yet legitimate interests, scientific complexity, and often conflicting and ambiguous legal direction? Her research looks at both conflict and collaboration in the management of public natural resources. She examines the causes and consequences of environmental disputes, and the factors that promote collaboration and dispute resolution, specifically in relation to national forests and other public lands and in the conservation of endangered species. She is particularly interested in drawing lessons from collaborative ecosystem management processes.