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Theresa is a post-doctoral research associate and environmental policy specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She serves on research teams focused on how policies, plans, and management actions ameliorate the effects of climate variability, specifically drought, at the park, community, state, national, and international levels. Recent projects have used a range of news media analysis, interviews, focus groups, participatory workshops, physical drought indicators, and document evaluation methods. Previously, while completing her dissertation on North American transboundary conservation governance, she was a research assistant on U.S. landscape-scale forestry policy. She has taught sustainable development, U.S. environmental policy, international environmental politics, international institutions, and current world issues at Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming.

Selected Publications

Jedd, T. M., D. Bhattacharya, C. Pesek, and M. J. Hayes, 2019: Drought impacts and management in prairie and sandhills state parks. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 26, 1–12, doi:

Jedd, T. M., 2019: The limits of resilience in US community responses to recent drought events. Community Dev., 1–19, doi:10.1080/15575330.2019.1574850.

Bixler, R.P., Jedd, T., Wyborn, C. , 2018. Polycentric governance and forest landscape restoration: considering local needs, knowledge types, and democratic principles. In Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation. Eds. S. Mansourian and J. Parrotta. London and New York: Routledge (Earthscan Press).

Jedd, T., Bathke, D., Gill, D., Paul, B., Wall, N., Bernadt, T., Wall, M., 2018. Tracking Drought Recovery and Resilience at the Community Level: A Rural Case Study of a Recurrent Invisible Hazard. Weather, Climate, and Society, 10(4): 653-672.

McEvoy, J., Bathke, D., Burkardt, N., Cravens, A., Haigh, T., Hall, K., Hayes, M., Jedd, T., Poděbradská, M., Wickham, E., 2018. Ecological Drought: Accounting for the Non-Human Impacts of Water Shortage in the Upper Missouri Headwaters Basin, Montana, USA. Resources, 7(1), 14; doi:10.3390/resources7010014. Basel, MDPI Press.

Jedd, T., Hayes, M.J., Carillo Cruz, C. M., Haigh, T., Chizinski, C.J., Swigart, J., 2018. “Measuring park visitation vulnerability to climate extremes in U.S. Rockies National Parks tourism.” Tourism Geographies 20:2, 224-249 [Special Issue: Tourism in Changing Natural Environments].

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