Jeremiah D. Osborne-Gowey

University of Colorado Boulder

Jeremiah is a graduate student in the CU Boulder Environmental Studies program (link) and works at the nexus of science, policy and natural resource management. He is particularly interested in collaborative approaches to managing interactions between humans and the rest of the natural world. His dissertation research focuses on understanding the role and evolution of network approaches to collaborative governance, adaptation and resilience. In particular, his graduate research examines whether and how social connectedness builds and fosters adaptive capacity and resilience during transitions in complex social-environmental systems. He is currently working with agricultural communities in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh facing drought and communities of people in the United States learning to live with wildfire.

Jeremiah is also affiliated with CU Boulder's Institute of Behavioral Science's Environment and Society Program (link) and the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR; link) where he works with Drs. Amanda Carrico and Maxwell Boykoff. Jeremiah is also a lead teacher in the Graduate Teacher Program (link) at CU Boulder. Before coming to CU Boulder to pursue a PhD, Jeremiah worked for >15 years as an aquatic/landscape ecologist with Federal and State agencies, universities and private and non-profit consulting firms throughout the Western United States. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Science (2003) in Fisheries and Wildlife, a Master of Science (2006) in Quantitative Fish Ecology and a Masters of Public Policy (2015) from Oregon State University. Jeremiah enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his partner and children, friends and animals. His favorite activities include camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, forest food foraging, SCUBA diving, fly tying, traveling, photography, reading, gardening, geocaching, and homebrewing and distilling. More about Jeremiah, including different ways to connect, at his about.me profile.