Name: Nicholas Reo (e-mail)
Title: Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Studies
Education: Ph.D. Michigan State University –May 2010
Courses to be taught: NAS 18/ENVS 18:"Native Peoples in a Changing Global Environment" and NAS 52/ ENVS 82 "Community Partnerships for Environmental Research and Management."
Nicholas Reo is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He works with American Indian Tribes in the US and other Native peoples on applied research concerning the management and use of natural resources. Nick explores the application, preservation and outcomes of traditional resource management systems that are embodiments of tribal traditional ecological knowledge. He also studies the political interactions that occur between tribes and their neighbors surrounding natural resource issues, including cross-boundary cooperation and co-management of ecosystems and subsistence resources.
Reo, N. J. and K. P. Whyte. 2012. Morality and Hunting as Elements of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Human Ecology 40(1).
Reo, N. J. 2011. The Importance of Belief Systems in Traditional Ecological Knowledge Initiatives. International Indigenous Policy Journal 2(4).
McConnell, W. J., J. D. A. Millington, N. J. Reo, M. Alberti, H. Asbjornsen, et al. 2011. Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges and Strategies. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 92: 218–228. [doi:10.1890/0012-9623-92.2.218]
Reo, N. J. and J. W. Karl 2010. Tribal and state ecosystem management regimes influence forest regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 260 (5).
Reo, N. J. 2009. Ash trees, Indian communities and the emerald ash borer. Unpublished article available online at www.emeraldashborer.info/educational.cfm
Kazmierski, J., M. Kram, E. Mills, D. Phemister, N. J. Reo, et al. 2004. Conservation planning at the landscape scale: a landscape ecology method for regional land trusts. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 47 (5).
Last Updated: 9/5/12