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About Peter D Howe

I am a human-environment geographer specializing in the human dimensions of climate change and environmental hazards. My research focuses on the intersection of human perception and decision-making with societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and environmental hazards. In my work, I investigate how spatial relationships and environmental context influence risk perceptions, communication, and behavior.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment & Society at Utah State University.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Environment & Society, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University Environment and Society
Present Research Affiliate, Yale University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards Researchers Fellow, 2015-16 Fellow
  • NSF/NASA DISCCRS VII Fellow, 2013
  • J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation Award Finalist, Association of American Geographers, 2013
  • University Graduate Fellowship, Penn State University, 2007-09


  • GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG 4210: Geography of Utah
  • GEOG 6900: Climate and Society

Contact Information

Department of Environment & Society Quinney College of Natural Resources Utah State University
5215 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5215


Refereed Journal Articles (13)

Reports & White Papers (17)