Mark Brunson is a professor in the Department of Environment & Society at Utah State University, where he has worked since 1992 after earning his doctorate at Oregon State University. His teaching and research activities focus on understanding people’s perceptions and behaviors toward natural ecosystems (in particular, rangelands) and how these might be influenced to improve natural resource stewardship. He is one of the principal investigators of SageSTEP – a five year, multi-disciplinary study that is evaluating alternative options for restoration of sagebrush communities throughout the Great Basin – and his presentation today will draw heavily on the early findings of the SageSTEP project.
The Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP): A Test of State-and Transition Theory. (with J. D. McIver, S. Buntin, J. Chambers, N. Devoe, P. Doescher, J. Grace, D. Johnson, S. Knick, and R. Miller), ENVS Faculty Publications (2010)
Behavioral Factors in Rotational
Grazing Systems (with Elizabeth A. Burritt), Rangelands (2009)
Many in the range profession are perplexed by the apparent discrepancy between experimental studies suggesting...
Behavioral Factors in Rotational Grazing Systems (with E. A. Burritt), ENVS Faculty Publications (2009)
Information Use and Delivery Preferences Among Small-Acreage Owners in Areas of Rapid Exurban Population Growth (with E. A. Price), Journal of Extension (2009)
Gauging the Acceptability of Fuels Management: A Matter of Trust, ENVS Faculty Publications (2008)
A Field Guide to Stakeholder Groups for Great Basin Sagebrush Steppe Restoration (with S. Hoffmann and S. Olsen), Guide to Stakeholder Groups for Great Basin Sagebrush Steppe Restoration (2010)
Public Priorities for Rangeland Management: A Regional Survey of Citizens in the Great Basin (with B. Shindler and R. Gordon), ENVS Faculty Publications (2007)
Comparing Citizens’ and Managers’ Concerns about Sagebrush Management and Restoration in the Great Basin (with J. Peterson), ENVS Faculty Publications (2006)
Contributions to Books
The Western United States Rangelands: A Major Resource (with K. Havstad, D. Peters, B. Allen-Diaz, J. Bartolome, B. Bestelmeyer, D. Briske, J. Brown, J. Herrick, and L. Huntsinger), ENVS Faculty Publications (2009)
Grazing and Social Change: Understanding Potential Effects of Exurban Expansion, ENVS Faculty Publications (2007)
Socioeconomic Responses to Silvicultural Alternatives (with R. L. Johnson, M. Shelby, and J. Leahy), College of Forestry Integrated Research Project: Ecological and Socioeconomic Responses to Alternative Silvicultural Treatments (2005)
Social Acceptability in Forest and Range Management (with B. A. Shindler), Society and Natural Resources: A Summary of Knowledge (2004)
Indicators for Maintenance and Enhancement of Multiple Economic and Social Benefits to Current and Future Generations (with J. Tanaka, L. A. Torell, L. E. Swanson, D. W. McCollum, and H. T. Heintz Jr.), A First Approximation Report by the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable. (2003)
Perceptions of wildlife damage and species conservation: lessons learned from the Utah prairie dog (with R. Dwayne Elmore and Terry A. Messmer), Human–Wildlife Interactions (2007)
The Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens), a federally listed threatened species, causes damage to agricultural...
Teaching Natural Resources Students About Responsible Conduct of Research: How Are We Doing? (with True Rubal), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2004)
Universities increasingly are scrutinized for compliance with principles of responsible conduct of research (RCR). In...
Preparing the Next Generation of Public Land Managers: A Collaborative Approach to Summer Internships (with Ben Baldwin, Kathy Voth, and Ben Bobowski), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2004)
In the late 1990s, the growing disconnect among agency managers, academics, and students had become...
Rhetoric Associates in Natural Resources: Influences on Undergraduate Education at Utah State University. Part I: Fundamentals of the Program and Influences on Mentors (with Terry Sharik, Claudia Anderson, Summer Kartchner, Bowdie Pollock, and Joyce Kinkead), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2002)
Started in 1990 in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Utah State...
Rhetoric Associates in Natural Resources: Influences on Undergraduate Education at Utah State University. Part II: Influences on Student Recipients and Faculty (with Terry Sharik, Claudia Anderson, Summer Kartchner, Bowdie Pollock, and Joyce Kinkead), Conference on University Education in Natural Resources (2002)
Surveys of undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University who...