Leahy studies environmental attitudes and behaviors of outdoor recreationists, forest landowners, natural resource managers and the public towards forests, forestry, and other natural resource management topics. Her research encompasses the role of social capital and trust in public involvement, participation, and citizen science; forest landowner decision-making processes; and influence of media and educational campaigns on attitudes and behavior. Visit Leahy’s biography to learn more.
Leahy’s work is supported by:
- School of Forest Resources at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: Forest-Dependent Rural Community Research in Maine. McIntire-Stennis project number ME042204.