Research Associate and Instructor
Forest Ecosystems & Society
301N Richardson Hall
Ph.D., 2008, Oregon State University, Forest Resources
M.S., 2003, Oregon State University, Environmental Science
B.A., 1999, University of Virginia, Environmental Science and Biology (double)
- Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
- Social Science, Policy, and Natural Resources
- Natural Resources
- Social Science
Social science, human dimensions of natural resources, planning and decision-making processes, citizen-agency communication and interactions, forest management before and after wildfires, coupled human-natural systems
Management for Multiple Resource Values
Research Methods in Social Science
Research Methods in Social Science
Recreation Resource Management
Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources
Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources
- Olsen, C.S., Toman, E., and S.S. Frederick. In review. A multi-region analysis of factors that influence public acceptance of smoke from different fire sources. International Journal of Wildland Fire.
- Frederick, S.S., Olsen, C.S., and E. Toman. In review. Public perceptions of smoke and agency relationships before and after an active fire season: Longitudinal panel results from northern California. Journal of Forestry.
- Olsen, C.S., Kline, J., Ager, A., Olsen, K., and K. Short. 1st Revision. Examining the influence of biophysical conditions on WUI homeowners’ wildfire risk mitigation activities in fire-prone landscapes. Ecology & Society.
- Kline, J., White, E.M., Fischer, A.P., Steen-Adams, M.M., Charnley, S., Olsen, C.S., Platt, E.K., Bailey, J.D., and T.A. Spies. 1st Revision. Integrating social science information about actor behavior into empirical models of couple human and natural systems. Ecology & Society.
- Engebretson, J.M., Hall, T.E., Blades, J.J., Olsen, C.S., Toman, E., and S. Frederick. In Press. Understanding public tolerance of smoke from wildland fires across the United States. Journal of Forestry.
- McGee, T., Curtis, A., McFarlane, B., Shindler, B., Christianson, A., Olsen, C.S., and S. McCaffrey. In Press. Facilitating knowledge transfer between researchers and wildfire practitioners. The Forestry Chronicle.
- Fischer, A.P., Spies, T.A., Steelman, T.A., Moseley, C., Johnson, B.R., Bailey, J.D., Ager, A.A., Bourgeron, P., Charnley, S., Collins, B.M., Kline, J.D., Leahy, J.E., Littell, J.S., Millington, J.D.A., Nielsen-Pincus, M., Olsen, C.S., Paveglio, T.B., Roos, C.I., Steen-Adams, M.M., Stevens, F.R., Vukomanovic, J., White, E.M., and D.M.J.S. Bowman. In Press. Wildfire risk as a socio-ecological pathology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
- Cheyney, M.J., Olsen, C.S., Bovbjerg, M., Everson, C., Darragh, I., and B. Potter. 2015. Practitioner and practice characteristics of Certified Professional Midwifes in the United States: Results of the 2011 North American Registry of Midwives Survey. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 60(5): 534-545.
- Mabardy, R.A., Waldbusser, G.G., Conway, F. and C.S. Olsen. 2015. Perception and response of the U.S. West Coast shellfish industry to ocean acidification: The voice of the canaries in the coal mine. Journal of Shellfish Research 34(2): 565-572.
- Olsen, C.S., Mazzotta, D., Toman, E., and A.P. Fischer. 2014. Communicating about smoke from fire: Challenges and ways to address them. Environmental Management 54(3): 571-582.
- Spies, T.A., White, E., Kline, J.D., Fischer, P., Agar, A., Bolte, J., Koch, J., Platt, E., Olsen, C.S., Jacobs, D., Shindler, B., Steen-Adams, M.M., and R. Hammer. 2014. Examining fire-prone forest landscapes as coupled human and natural systems. Ecology & Society 19(3): 9. DOI: 10.575/ES-06584-190309
- Stidham, M., Olsen, C.S., Toman, E., Frederick, S., McCaffrey, S., and B. Shindler. 2014. Longitudinal social science research in natural resource communities: lessons and considerations. Society and Natural Resources 27(10): 1104-1108.
- Olsen, C.S. and E. Sharp. 2013. Building community-agency trust in fire-affected communities in Australia and the United States. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(6): 822-831.
- Davis, E.J., Moseley, C., Olsen, C., Abrams, J., and J. Creighton. 2013. The diversity and dynamism of fire science user needs. Journal of Forestry 111(2): 101-107.
- Fischer, A.P., Kline, J., Charnley, S., Olsen, C.S. 2013. Identifying policy target groups with qualitative and quantitative methods: The case of wildfire risk on nonindustrial private forest lands. Forest Policy and Economics 28: 69-78.
- Fischer, A.P., Korejwa, A., Koch, J., Spies, T., Olsen, C.S., White, E.M., and D. Jacobs. 2013. Using the Forests, People, Fire agent-based social network model to investigate interactions in social-ecological systems. Practicing Anthropology 35(1): 8-13.
- Olsen, C.S., Mallon, A., and B. Shindler. 2012. Public acceptance of disturbance-based forest management: factors influencing support. ISRN Forestry Volume 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/594067
- McCaffrey, S. and C.S. Olsen. 2012. Research perspectives on the public and fire management: a synthesis of current social science on 8 essential questions. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report GTR-NRS-104. Newtown Square, PA: Northern Research Station. 40 p. ** Downloaded 200+ times in first month of release.
- Shindler, B., Gordon, R., Brunson, M.W., and C.S. Olsen. 2011. Public perceptions of Sagebrush ecosystem management in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64(4): 335-347.
- Olsen, C. and B. Shindler. 2010. Trust, acceptance, and citizen-agency interactions after large fires: influences on planning processes. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(1): 137-147.
- Toman, E., Shindler, B. and C.S. Olsen. 2008. Communication Strategies for postfire planning: lessons learned from forest communities. In Chavez, D.J., Absher, J.D., and P.L. Winter (eds.). Fire social science research from the Pacific Southwest Station: studies supported by National Fire Plan funds. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-209. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station. Pages 165-180.
- Olsen, C.S. and B.A. Shindler. 2007. Citizen-agency interactions in planning and decisionmaking after large wildfires. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-715. Portland, OR: Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37 p.