Lydia A. Lawhon
Lydia Lawhon is a doctoral candidate in the ENVS Policy track. Her research broadly investigates the drivers of practical conflicts between people and large carnivores and the political conflicts between people over large carnivore management. She is interested in finding ways to improve policy at the local and regional scales for the benefit of large carnivore populations as well as rural communities. Her work is currently focused on understanding how different stakeholder groups contributed to the policy-making process for wolf management in the state of Wyoming, as well as the implications of this management policy on the ground. She uses several methods of inquiry in her work, including interviews, surveys, and participatory mapping. Lydia is also a research associate with the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative (NRCC) in Jackson, WY. She received an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.E.M. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.