Research

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While efforts are underway to inventory hydrologic and wetland conditions along the Oregon coast, less is known about the social, political, and cultural changes over time and those impacts on the environment. Working with geographers, marine biologists, and environmental economists, our team has been working to understand the socio-hydrological dynamics of Tillamook basin. Public Health student Emory Neer created the powerpoint presentation explaining our work (Left) and Economics student Shersten Finley is constructing the stakeholder-facing website for broader impacts (Below).

Oregon Water Stories is a project designed by Professor Melissa Haeffner for the 2018 Freshman Inquiry class, Human/Nature at Portland State University. The goal of the project is to gather stories from around the state of Oregon that relates to the modern relationship between humans and water. Future classes will add new articles.

Learn more about my research in this 2 minute video