Laura Jane Martin

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Laura J. Martin

Laura studies the cultural and political dimensions of ecological management. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University in the Department of Natural Resources.

Her research draws on the fields of environmental history, science and technology studies (STS), and ecology to investigate:

  • The history of ecological restoration in the United States
  • The construction of ecological knowledge and its use in environmental management
  • The relationship between ideational change and environmental change
  • The impact of human activities on the ecology and evolution of wetland species
  • The emergence of biogeographical frameworks (e.g. biomes, ecosystems) and how they shape our understandings of the natural world