Examining Local Stakeholder Participation in Landscape Conservation Design

Catherine Doyle-Capitman

Cornell University

Catherine is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University and a Visiting Scholar in the Division of Mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. At Cornell, Catherine is a member of the Human Dimensions Research Unit. At the Smithsonian, Catherine is a resident social scientist with expertise in wildlife management and policy and the human dimensions of natural resource management. Catherine holds a BA in biology from Bowdoin College and a Masters of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her doctoral research, which is funded by the Human Dimensions Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, focuses on understanding the role of local stakeholders in large landscape conservation. Catherine has work in wildlife and natural resource conservation for organizations such as the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Yale Peabody Museum.


The conservation community is increasingly taking a collaborative, landscape-level approach to natural resource management. Despite its potential advantages, this conservation model faces challenges. Primary among these is the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Catherine Doyle-Capitman (Cornell University)
  2. Daniel Decker (Cornell University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Collaborative Conservation , Topics: Linking Science to Action , Topics: Conservation Planning and Evaluation


T-3E » Collaborative Conservation I (13:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Diamond East)

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