Sandra De Urioste-Stone

🌑 Climate change, 🌲 Forests, 🦟 Health and the environment, 🏠 Housing and land markets, 🏞 Land and natural resource use, 🚣 Outdoor recreation, 🏑 Rural communities, 🧳 Tourism


De Urioste-Stone is an applied social scientist who studies the factors that affect rural health and wellbeing, community resilience, and natural resource stewardship. She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods (i.e., survey, case study, action research), and theories from anthropology and social psychology to understand what influences people’s decision-making processes and behaviors related to natural resource management, climate change impacts, health prevention, and sustainable development. Visit De Urioste-Stone’s biography to learn more.

Appointment details

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De Urioste-Stone balances time between teaching (25%) courses on ecotourism, sustainable tourism, and park systems, research (50%) on the ability of human-natural systems to cope, adapt, and respond to stress, and administration (25%).

De Urioste-Stone’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: Resilience of natural resource dependent communities to social and natural shocks. McIntire-Stennis project number ME042017.