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Office of Engagement and Outreach

Dept. 4315 | Bureau of Mines 231

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5202

Email: engage@uwyo.edu

OEO Faculty Engagement Fellowship winner

Dr. Corrine Knapp

Photograph of Dr. Corrine Knapp
Dr. Corrine Noel Knapp is an Assistant Professor in the Haub School at University of Wyoming. Prior to coming to Wyoming, she directed the Integrated Land Management MEM Program in the School of Environment & Sustainability at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. She received her B.A in Literature and Writing from the University of Colorado, Denver, her M.S. in Rangeland Ecology from Colorado State University, and her Ph.D. in Human Ecology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her research interests are at the intersection of land-based livelihoods and conservation in the context of climate change. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from local/indigenous knowledge to climate change adaptation, and from endangered species management to rangeland ecology. In many of these projects, she has used a collaborative approach to research where community partners have participated in defining research questions, designing research, and interpreting results. She loves the process of conducting applied research with communities, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and teaching the skills needed to manage complex environmental challenges.

 

Project Abstract: Building Transdisciplinary Capacity at the University of Wyoming 

This project is intended to build capacity for transdisciplinary (TD) research on campus and in Wyoming communities, contributing towards the Office of Engagement and Outreach’s Strategic Plan and in preparation for the “Grand Challenges” initiative. Transdisciplinary research is interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and applied to the management of real-world problems (Hirsch-Hadorn 2008). It expands engagement to work with rather than for communities. In the course of the project, a short course on TD (for students) will be developed, a mini-conference on TD (for students, faculty & community) will be hosted, and interdisciplinary research with undergraduates and graduate students on best practices for integrating different types of knowledge in TD practice (for TD practitioners) will be conducted. The anticipated outcomes will include: increased awareness and understanding of TD both on campus and in Wyoming communities and expanded internal & external capacity to conduct high quality and engaged TD research.
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Office of Engagement and Outreach

Dept. 4315 | Bureau of Mines 231

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5202

Email: engage@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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