Research Associate, Natural Resources and the Environment
Katie is a Research Associate and Lab Supervisor for the Center for Conservation Social Sciences in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. She is a broadly trained human-environment geographer interested in applied and place-based environmental social science research. At CCSS, Katie assists faculty, staff, and graduate students with survey and interview implementation.
Research interests: natural resources management, environmental policy, social and environmental change in working landscapes, and stakeholder engagement.
Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Montana State University, 2020
M.A., Geography, University of Victoria, 2012
B.A., Geography, Keene State College, 2010
Katie is involved in several ongoing research projects related to the human dimensions of natural resources including, but not limited to: (1) Shifting Baselines and Social License: Understanding Stakeholder Perceptions of Sea Lamprey Risks and Control (PI: R. Stedman); (2) Landowners, Farmers, and Community Impacts of Large Scale Solar Development (PIs D. Kay, R. Stedman); and (3) Black Forestland Stewardship systematic review and stakeholder engagement (PI: S. Allred).
Walsh, K.B. and J. Rose. 2022. A review of restoration techniques and outcomes for rangelands affected by oil and gas production in North America. Ecological Restoration. Vol 40, No. 4, 259-269.
Taylor, S., K.B. Walsh, G.L. Theodori, J. Jacquet, A. Kroepsch, and J.H. Haggerty. 2021. Addressing research fatigue in energy communities: New tools to prepare researchers for better community engagement. Society and Natural Resources. Vol. 34, Issue 3, 403-408. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2020.1866724
Walsh, K.B., J.H. Haggerty, J.B. Jacquet, G.T. Theodori, and A. Kroepsch. 2020. Uneven impacts and uncoordinated studies: A systematic review of research on unconventional oil and gas development in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science. Vol. 66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101465
Walsh, K.B. and J.H. Haggerty. 2020. Social license to operate during Wyoming’s coalbed methane boom: Implications of private participation. Energy Policy. Vol. 138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111217
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