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Meet Professor Max Nielsen-Pincus
Meet Professor Max Nielsen-Pincus

Dr. Nielsen-Pincus received his PhD in natural resource management from the University of Idaho in 2007.  He also has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon (1997), and a master’s degree in community development and environmental studies from Antioch University in Seattle, WA (2003).  His research focuses on the human dimensions of natural resource management where he uses social science and economic methodologies to study how individuals and institutions make natural resource and environmental management decisions, and the types of economic incentives and social factors that influence decision making.  His specific interests include wildfire risk, forest and fuels management, ecological restoration, and private land conservation. His lab engages questions about these issues through research conducted by graduate and undergraduate students as well as postdoctoral scholars.  For a list of current and former lab members see:


Dr. Nielsen-Pincus teaches courses in environmental management, natural resource policy, climate policy and management, among others.  He has published in journals such as Ecological EconomicsForest Policy and EconomicsJournal of Forestry, Landscape and Urban Planning, and Society and Natural Resources