DR. ANITA MORZILLO
HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF NATURAL RESOURCES
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
My research focuses on interactions between human activities and natural resources. I apply tools from both natural and social science to understand relationships between them. Broad research areas include landscape ecology and human dimensions of natural resource management. Landscape ecology is the study of spatial and temporal patterns and processes of environmental phenomena. Human dimensions is a social science that seeks to understand why humans make the decisions that they do about natural resources, and the characteristics of humans that influence those decisions.
Many of the projects that I am involved with have focused on wildlife management, forest management, water resources, and urban ecosystems. Other topics include outdoor recreation, urban-rural relationships, and human-nature conflict within the wildland-urban interface. At UConn, I am affiliated with the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and Associate Director of the Eversource Energy Center.
US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
University of Connecticut
Wilfred B. Young Building
1376 Storrs Road, Room 227, Unit 4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087