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Shannon Hagerman

University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor

Shannon Hagerman is an Assistant Professor of Social-Ecological Systems in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia. Her research examines the science-policy-management interface in the context of adapting conservation and resource management to the impacts of climate change. She is particularly interested in dilemmas associated with proposals for novel interventions (such as assisted migration). Her research uses qualitative and quantitative social science methods to investigate the diverse ways in which people (publics, experts, stakeholders) perceive the risks and benefits of novel interventions, the preferences for policy alternatives that they hold, and the logics of these preferences. Insights from her novel interventions research over the past decade emphasize the importance of understanding how trust, and values-based commitments influence attitudes about novel, climate adaptive interventions for conservation and resource management.

Dr. Hagerman is the co-lead for the GE3LS research (short for “genomics and its ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social aspects”) with the CoAdapTree: Healthy Trees for Future Climates project funded by Genome Canada. She is also the principal investigator on two federally funded (SSHRC) projects investigating novel interventions in conservation, and science-policy interactions in global conservation governance.