Rachel E. Schattman

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture

Degree: Ph. D. 2016, University of Vermont
Phone: 207-581-2913
Location: 202 Roger Clapp Greenhouse

Lab website: http://agroecolab.com/

Professional Interests: agroecology, climate change, vegetable and small fruit production, water use efficiency, decision making, behavior, risk assessment, mixed methods research.

Teaching: PSE 430 Sustainable Horticulture and Agriculture Capstone, PSE 312 Sustainable Food Systems, PSE 360 Agroecology and Sustainable Cropping Systems

Research: The overarching goal of my work is to engage in research that leads to agricultural resilience in a changing climate while simultaneously protecting natural resources. In pursuit of this goal, I work with specialty crop producers and agricultural advisors to identify and address production challenges, specifically through the lens of climate change adaptation. This approach is grounded in complimentary traditions of agroecology and participatory action research (PAR).

Recent Publications:

Roesch-McNally, G., Wiener, S., Reyes, J., Rottler, C., Balachowski, J., & Schattman, R.E. (2021). Supporting practitioners in developing effective decision support tools for natural resource managers. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 76(4): 73A-78A. doi:10.2489/jswc.2021.0618A

Schattman, R. E., Trinity, L., Clark, E. M., & Merrill, S. C. (2021). Awards: Untapped motivation for agricultural conservation behavior. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 9(1): 00120. https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2021.00120.

Schattman, R. E., Caswell, M. J., & Faulkner, J. W. (2021). Eyes on the horizon: Temporal perspectives of climate risk and agricultural decision making. Society and Natural Resources. doi:10.1080/08941920.2021.1894283

Basche, A., Tully, K., Alvarez-Berrios, N. L., Reyes, J., Lengnick, L., Brown, T., Moore Kucera, J., Schattman, R. E. Koepke Johnson, L., Roesch-McNally, G. (2020). Evaluating the untapped potential of U.S. conservation investments to improve soil and environmental health. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. doi:10.3389/fsufs.2020.547876