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Lisa Gaines

Director, Institute for Natural Resources
[email protected]

Office: 541-737-1976

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B.A. International Relations, Natural Resource Management, University of California, Davis
B.A. Economics, University of California, Davis
M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Oregon State University
Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, Oregon State University

Lisa has more than 20 years of experience working with universities, government agencies, and NGOs to develop and manage multi-institutional natural resource and international development projects and programs. Within INR she leads multi-institutional research and science review teams, facilitates planning and policy dialogues, develops and implements policy research, leads multi-institutional proposal development teams. 

As Director, Lisa is committed to INR's faculty and institutional integrity. She will work with the INR faculty to build partnerships with researchers, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and other stakeholders in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to integrate science and policy to reframe and address the natural resource and environmental challenges we face.

Her areas of interest and experience include the human dimensions of environmental risk, environmental policy and decision-making, citizen participation, evaluation, and international transboundary waters.


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