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Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey


Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
1333 Grandview Avenue
UCB 488
Boulder, CO 80309-0488


Jeremiah is a PhD student in the Environmental Studies program 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 networks build and foster adaptive capacity and resilience during transitions in complex social-environmental systems. He is currently working with agricultural communities facing drought in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and communities of people in the United States learning to live with wildfire. At the CSTPR, Jeremiah works with Drs. Amanda Carrico and Maxwell Boykoff. Jeremiah is also affiliated with CU's Institute of Behavioral Science in the Natural Hazards Center and the Environment and Society Program and is a lead teacher in the Graduate Teacher Program 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 degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and a Master of Science degree in Quantitative Fish Ecology from Oregon State University. Jeremiah also holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from Oregon State University. Jeremiah enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his partner and kids, friends and animals. His favorite activities include camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, forest foraging, SCUBA diving, fly tying, traveling, photography, reading, gardening, geocaching, and homebrewing/distilling.