Mark Rickenbach

Rickenbach photoMark is a professor and extension specialist is the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology. Mark's research and extension program is in the areas of the social sciences and public policy as they relate to forests and related ecosystems.

Current students (bio pending, 2014)

I am currently supporting and working with four students.

Ela Kakde, Urban & Regional Planning PhD, focused on public and community perceptions of renewable energy

Diane Mayerfeld, Environment & Resources PhD, focused on agroforestry in SW Wisconsin

James Spartz, Life Science Communications PhD, working on public opinions associate with land-use and biofuels

Jen Nunez, School of Human Ecology PhD, conducting on-going program evaluation of the Driftless Forest Network.


Former graduate students and others with whom Rickenbach has worked include the following.

Kris Tiles, Forestry MS 2003, is currently a Basin Educator with UWEX Cooperative Extension in Wausau, WI.

Emily Sturgess-Cleek, Forestry & Geography MS 2003, is living in Portland, Oregon.

Rebecca Gass, Forestry MS 2006, is a Bureau chief with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry in Madison, WI.

Luke Saunders, Forestry MS 2008, works as a private forester with an ecological restoration firm in southern Wisconsin.

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