Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
Private forest policy, forest-based rural development
- Ph.D., 1988, Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M.S., 1979, Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.A., 1973, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Resilient Rural Communities (FOR 499). In this experiential learning field class, students from OSU and Akita International University, Japan, learn together at rural sites in Oregon and Akita Prefecture, Japan.
- Communities and Natural Resources (FOR 511/611). An interdisciplinary experiential learning course for graduate students focusing on relationships between the well-being of rural communities and the natural resources surrounding them.
- Social Dimensions of Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR 520). This online course explores five social sustainability principles and the role they play in creating sustainable natural resources.
- Ecosystem Services; Ecology, Sociology, Policy (FS 492/592). Taught every Fall and Spring since 2010, 3 credits. This course explores the ecological, social and policy dimensions of enhancing and sustaining ecosystem services.
Private forest policy, forest-based rural development, integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods, integration of social and ecological research.
Current graduate students (Fall, 2013):
- Sophia Polasky, PhD. Rural community resilience in East Africa.
- Meagan Nuss, MS. Adoption of heat-led bioenergy systems in Eastern Oregon.
- Donald Ulrich, MS. Community participation in fisheries management, Samar, Philippines.
- Joanie Schmidgal, MF. Demonstrating multiple use management on the Cameron Demonstration forest.
- Donoghue, Ellen, Sara Thompson, and John C. Bliss. 2009. Tribal-federal collaboration in resource management. Journal of Ecological Anthropology vol. 13. Accepted for publication 2/12/09.
- Fischer, A. Paige, and John C. Bliss. 2009. Framing conservation on private lands: Conserving oak in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Accepted 04/15/08 for publication in Society & Natural Resources.
- Kelly, Erin C., and John C. Bliss. 2009. Healthy forests, healthy communities: A new paradigm for natural resource-dependent communities? Accepted 12/20/07 for publication in Society and Natural Resources.
- Bliss, John C. 2008. Family Forest Owners. Chapter 11 in Ellen M. Donoghue and Victoria E. Sturtevant, editors, Community and Forest Connections. WA DC: Resources for the Future. P. 205 – 218.
- Bliss, John C., and Erin C. Kelly. 2008. Comparative advantages of small-scale forestry among emerging forestland tenures. Small-scale Forestry 7(1): 95 - 104.
- Fisher, A. Paige, and John C. Bliss. 2008. Behavioral assumptions of conservation policy: Conserving oak habitat on family forestland in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Conservation Biology 22(2): 275-283.
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