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Corrie Knapp

Assistant Professor

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

(303) 810-2985 | corrie.knapp@uwyo.edu | CV

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Education

PhD, Human Ecology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

MS, Rangeland Ecology, Colorado State University

BA, Literature & Writing, University of Colorado Denver

 

Background and expertise

Corrine Noel Knapp (Corrie) is an Assistant Professor in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. She came to the University of Wyoming from Western Colorado University in Gunnison where she had been a faculty member in the School of Environment & Sustainability and a founding member of the Masters of Environmental Management Program. She also directed the Integrative & Public Land Management track in the graduate program, where her graduates had a 95% placement rate in environmental jobs.

Her research interests are at the confluence of climate change, conservation & livelihoods. Using a social-ecological approach, she works in climate change adaptation, local and indigenous knowledge, sense of place, and conservation innovation. She has a deep commitment and passion for Western landscapes, rangelands, and the human and ecological communities that depend on them.

She is interdisciplinary by training and practice and enjoys researching with communities in a transdisciplinary approach. In addition, she is interested in the theory of research and practice, how research is used in real-world applications, and how education can better prepare students to contribute meaningfully to managing complex challenges. Her current projects include scaling up sense of place for stewardship efforts, assessing the intersections and synergies between adaptation and mitigation, and understanding how to best network climate change adaptation & resilience researchers in the Western US.

Prior to returning to school for her graduate studies, she worked for several non-profits (Denver Urban Gardens, Colorado Environmental Coalition, Center for Native Ecosystems), in agricultural production (Organic farm co-manager, ranch-hand), in public service (Denver Public Library, Fraser Public Library) and in environmental education (National Park Service, Snow Mountain Ranch). She brings these diverse work experiences into case studies in the classroom and concrete career advice for students. She teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses (see below).

She chooses to be a professor because it allows her to work one-one with students, challenge them to be engaged citizens, and contribute to the resilience of communities and ecosystems in the context of climate change.

 

Teaching

Dr. Knapp has taught a wide variety of courses, including Introduction to Environment & Sustainability, Integrative Skills for Environmental Management, Public Land Management, National Environmental Policy Act for Environmental Managers, Sustainable Rangeland Social-Ecological Systems, Social Science for Environmental Management, and The Science of Climate Change, Adaptation & Mitigation. At University of Wyoming, she plans to teach a graduate and undergraduate section of Environmental Assessment.

 

Selected publications

Knapp, C.N., N.L. Fresco, and L. Krutikov. 2017. Managing Alaska’s National Parks in an era of uncertainty: An evaluation of scenario planning workshops. Regional Environmental Change.

McNeeley, S.M., Even, T., Gioia, J.B., Knapp, C.N., and T. Beeton. 2017. Expanding vulnerability assessment for public lands: The social complement to ecological approaches. Climatic Change.

Turner, B.L., Esler, K., Bridgewater, P., Tewksbury, J., Sitas, N., Abrahams, B., Chapin, F.S., Chowdhury, R., Christie, P., Diaz, S., Firth, P., Knapp, C., Kramer, J., Leemans, R., Palmer, M., Pietri, D., Pittman, J., Sarukhan, J., Shakelton, R., Seidler, R., van Wilgen, B., and Mooney, H. 2016. Socio-Environmental Systems (SES) Research: What have we learned and how can we use this information in future research programs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 19: 160-168.

Chapin, F.S., Knapp, C., Brinkman, T.J., Bronen, R. and Cochran, P. 2016. Community-empowered adaptation for self-reliance. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 19: 67-75. 
 
Knapp, C., F.S. Chapin, J. Cochran. 2015. Ranch owner perceptions and planned actions in response to a proposed Endangered Species Act listing. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 68: 453-460.   

Chapin III, F.S., Knapp, C.N. 2015. Sense of place: A process for identifying and negotiating potentially contested visions of sustainability. Environmental Science & Policy. 

Knapp, C., F.S. Chapin, G. Kofinas, N. Fresco, and C. Carothers.  2014. Parks, people, and change:  Long term residents’ perceptions of climate change and adaptation in the Denali National Park and Preserve region. Ecology & Society. 19(4): 16.

Knapp, C.N, and S.F. Trainor. 2013. Adapting science to a warming world. Global Environmental Change 23: 1296-1306.

Knapp, C. N., Cochran, J., Sayre, N. and G. Kofinas. 2013. Putting local knowledge and context to work for Gunnison Sage-grouse conservation. Wildlife-Human Interactions 7(2): 195-213.

Knapp, C., M. Fernandez-Gimenez, E. Kachergis, and A. Rudeen. 2011. Using participatory workshops to integrate state-and-transition models created with local knowledge and ecological data. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64(2): 158-170.

 

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099

Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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