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Native American Studies Program

37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
Fax: (603) 646-0333
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Nicholas Reo

Nicholas Reo

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 studies indigenous coupled human and natural systems. He is particularly interested in the ways traditional ecological knowledge, ecosystem stewardship, and socio-ecological adaptation contributes to sustainability in the context of rapid environmental change. Dr. Reo's recent work studies tribal participation in polycentric environmental governance and large scale, indigenous led stewardship of riparian ecosystems.

Selected Publications

Deyo, N.,M. Bohdan, R. Burke, A. Kelley, B. Van Der Werff, ED Blackmer, RE Grese and NJ Reo (2014) Trails on Tribal Lands in the United States. Landscape and Urban Planning 125: 130-139.Fletcher, MLM, KE Fort and NJ Reo (2014) Tribal Disruption and Indian Claims. Michigan Law Review First Impressions 112 (65): 65-72.Fragoso, J. and N.J. Reo (2013) Complex Interactions Between Biota, Landscapes and Native Peoples Ecological Processes 2 (28).
Reo, N.J. and A. Parker (2013) Re-thinking colonialism to prepare for the impacts of rapid environmental change Climatic Change 120 (3): 671-682.
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 Unpublished article available online at

Last Updated: 8/18/14