Grimm, Kerry


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Human-environment interactions; Natural resource dependent livelihoods

Educational Background: 

Ph.D. Oregon State University, Environmental Sciences
M.A. University of Nevada, Reno, Literature and Environment
B.A. Binghamton University, Environmental Studies: Ecosystems; Creative Writing

  • FOR 453/553: Nature–Based Tourism
  • FOR 360: Collaboration and Conflict Management
  • FOR 251: Recreation Resource Management
  • SUS 304: Sustainability Assessment
  • NR 350: Sustainable Communities
  • SOIL 102: Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability
Research Interests: 

human-environment interactions, resource dependent livelihoods, community–based conservation, environmental justice and political ecology, sustainability transitions, ecotourism, amenity migration, shifting land use, environmental discourse and communication

Graduate Students: 
  • Taylor Lucey. Forest Ecosystems & Society, Peace Corps Master's International Program, M.S, Advisor
  • Selaina Vaitautolu Tuimavave. Sustainable Natural Resources, M.S. Advisor.
  • Kristin Jones. Forest Ecosystems & Society, M.S., Committee Member.
  • Donald Ulrich, Forest Ecosystems & Society, M.S., Committee Member.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Grimm, K. E. 2013. Doing ‘conservation’: Effects of different interpretations at an Ecuadorian volunteer tourism project. Conservation and Society, 11(3): 264-276.
  2. Grimm, K. E. & Needham, M. D. 2012. Moving beyond the “I” in motivation: Attributes and perceptions of conservation volunteer tourists. Journal of Travel Research. 51(4): 488-501
  3. Grimm, K. E. & Needham, M. D. 2012. Internet promotional material and conservation volunteer tourist motivations: A case study of selecting organizations and projects. Tourism Management Perspectives. 1(1): 17-27.
  4. Moseley, C., MacFarland, K., Nielsen–Pincus, M., Grimm, K. E., Pomeroy, A., and Enzer, M. J. 2011. Community–based natural resource management in the Western United States: A pilot study of capacity. Ecosystem Workforce Program Working Paper 27. Eugene: University of Oregon.
  5. Needham, M. D., Rollins, R. B., Ceurvorst, R. L., Wood, C. J. B., Grimm, K. E., & Dearden, P. 2011. Motivations and normative evaluations of summer visitors at an alpine ski area. Journal of Travel Research, 50(6): 669-684.
  6. Needham, M. D., Sprouse, L. J., & Grimm, K. E. 2009. Testing a self–classification measure of recreation specialization among anglers. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 14(6): 448–455.

Manuscripts In Review

  1. Grimm, K. E. Conservation equals trees, not trash: Political ecology of waste and consumption in conservation volunteer tourism. Environment Planning A.

Manuscripts In Prep

  1. Grimm, K. E. & Betts, M. Social, political, and economic research on animal pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment.
  2. Grimm, K. E. Analyzing micro–scale discourse in political ecology. Progress in Human Geography.
  3. Grimm, K. E. What’s behind your back? (Mis)Trust at a conservation volunteer project. Geoforum.
  4. Grimm, K. E. & Fischer, A. P. Perceptions and realities of collaboration in forest restoration organizations and fire management agencies. Society and Natural Resources.
  5. Fischer, A. P. & Grimm, K. E. Environmental threats to western wildlands: Review of social science literature.
  6. Gosnell, H. & Grimm, K. E. Holistic management: An alternative approach to food and fiber production based on triple bottom line thinking. Agriculture and Human Values.