Davis, Emily Jane

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Forest Ecosystems & Society
B.A., McGill University
M.A., University of British Columbia
Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Research Interests: 
  • Extension
  • Natural Resources
  • Social Science
Natural resource social science, environmental governance, collaboration, community organization and development, wildfire response, science delivery and social learning. Current research includes: Understanding the Role and Cost of NEPA in Forest Service Project Planning, with and funded by PNW Research Station; Go Big or Go Home? Tools and Processes for Scaling up Collaborative Forest Restoration, funded by the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes; Evaluating Collaboratives as a Model of Natural Resource Governance, with and funded by PNW Research Station; Range Fire Protection Associations: A Collaborative Model for Fire-Adapted Communities, with University of Oregon and PNW Research Station, funded by Joint Fire Science Program; and Community-Based Organizations and Rural Economic Development, with University of Oregon and North Carolina State University, funded by USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Davis, E.J., L. Cerveny, M.L. Nuss, D.N. Seesholtz, and D.L. Ulrich. Oregon’s forest collaboratives: an assessment of organizational characteristics and future implications for research and policy. Resubmitted to Journal of Forestry.
  2. Abrams, J., E.J. Davis, B. Nowell, and C. Moseley. Building Practical Authority for Community Forestry in and through Networks: The Role of Community-Based Organizations in the U.S. West. Submitted to Environmental Policy and Governance.
  3. Kekitsalo, E.C.H, M. Pettersson, E. Laszlo Ambjörnsson, and E.J. Davis. 2016. Agenda-setting and framing of policy solutions for forest pests in Canada and Sweden: Avoiding beetle outbreaks? Forest Policy and Economics 65: 59-68. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.011.
  4. Abrams, J., Davis, E. J. and Moseley, C. 2015. Community-Based Organizations and Institutional Work in the Remote Rural West. Review of Policy Research 32: 675–698. doi: 10.1111/ropr.12148
  5. Paveglio, T., M. Carroll, D. Williams, C. Moseley, E.J. Davis and A.P. Fischer. 2015. Categorizing the social context of the Wildland Urban Interface: Adaptive capacity for wildfire and community 'archetypes'. Forest Science 61: 298-310.
  6. Davis, E.J., L. Gwin, C. Moseley, H. Gosnell, and H. Burright. 2015. Beer, beef, and boards: The role of intermediaries in ecosystem services provision. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59(8): 1562- 1576.
  7. Davis, E.J., C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, and P.J. Jakes. 2014. The community economic impacts of large wildfires. Society and Natural Resources 27(9), 983-993.
  8. Moseley, C., G. Sandoval, and E.J. Davis. 2014. Comparing conditions of labor-intensive forestry and fire suppression workers. Society and Natural Resources 27(5): 540-556.
  9. Davis, E.J. and M.G. Reed. 2013. Governing for social resilience: Memory and identity in British Columbia’s interior forest sector. Geoforum 47:32-41.
  10. Davis, E.J., C. Moseley, C. Olsen, J. Abrams, and J. Creighton. 2013. The diversity and dynamism of fire science user needs. Journal of Forestry 111(2):101-107.
  11. Davis. E.J. and M.G. Reed. 2013. Governing transformation and resilience: The role of identity in renegotiating roles for forest-based communities of British Columbia’s Interior. In Parkins, J.R. and M.G. Reed, eds. The Social Transformation of Rural Canada: New insights into Community, Culture and Citizenship. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver B.C.
  12. Please contact me for a list of my policy and practitioner-oriented publications.