Jessica Leahy – Research
Active Research Projects:
Outcomes-Focused Management of Family Forests
Leahy, J., Mercier, W., Gorczyca, E., Weiskittel, A., Teisl, M., Lindenfeld, L., and Bell, K.P. 2009. “Improving Small-Scale Forest Policy & Management through Social Learning and Modeling,” submitted to the NSF EPSCoR Maine Sustainability Solutions Initiative Year 1 RFP.
Small Woodland Owner Association of Maine. 2009. “Identifying Meaningful Incentives to Encourage Greater Public Access to Private Lands,” submitted to the Environmental Funders Network Quality of Place Program.
Leahy, J., Ma, Z. and Kilgore, M. 2008. “Estimating Willingness to Accept Recreation Access Policies, Incentives, and Compensation among Private Forest Landowners in Maine’s Inland Rim Counties,” submitted to Northeastern States Research Cooperative Theme 1 2008 RFP.
Public Attitudes Toward Forests and Forestry
Wilson, J., Sader, S., Leahy, J., Simons, E., Legaard, K., Lister, A., and Maclean, D. 2009. “Spatial Forest Planning to Meet Multiple Natural Resource Goals: Developing Geospatial Tools to Forecast Management Outcomes across a Diverse Landscape of Ownership Types and Stakeholder Interests,” submitted to the NSF EPSCoR Maine Sustainability Solutions Initiative Year 1 RFP.
Leahy, J. and Doran, K. 2007. “The Forestry Community, Belief Systems and Consensus: Implications for Public Communication and Outreach,” submitted to the Northeastern States Research Cooperative Theme 1 2007 RFP.
Individual and Community Benefits of Citizen Science
Leahy, J., Peckenham, J., Wilson, L., Jemison, J. and MacRae, J. 2008. “The Role of Social Capital, Trust and Learning in Solving Groundwater Quality and Quantity Issues in the Northeast with Citizen Science,” submitted to the USDA-CSREES National Integrated Water Quality Program.