JEREMY BRUSKOTTER, PHD
Dr. Jeremy Bruskotter’s research interests center on the social and political dimensions of wildlife conservation and management. Dr. Bruskotter is passionate about wildlife – at one time or another he has called himself hunter, angler, and wildlife photographer. His interest in natural resources conservation and management stem largely from his experiences growing up in a former logging town along the Muskegon River in northwestern Michigan.
Dr. Bruskotter earned a M.S. from Utah State University in Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Natural Resources Science and Management. He joined the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University as an assistant professor in 2007, where he is a member of the School’s Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab – a partnership between the School and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Generally, Dr. Bruskotter’s research is concerned with bringing the tools and techniques of the social sciences to bear on pressing issues in wildlife conservation and management. Current research efforts involve understanding and predicting attitudes and behaviors related to wildlife conservation, especially tolerance for large carnivores. Follow Jeremy’s blog about wildlife policy.