Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Jeremiah Osborne-gowey


PhD student, Ecologist, Policy Analyst

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  • Honors Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University 2003
  • Master of Science, Oregon State University 2006
  • Master of Public Policy, Oregon State University 2016
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder 2021
Affiliated Department
Environmental Studies (ENVS), Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS)

Research Interests

Jeremiah is an interdisciplinary environmental and social scientist working at the nexus of science, policy, and natural resource management with particular reference to human and environmental system adaptation to stressors. Dr. Osborne-Gowey applies mixed methods to explore complex interactions between humans and the rest of the natural world drawing from the fields of natural resource management and conservation, sociology, communication, economics, and public policy. 

Current Research

Jeremiah’s current research work is situated in the United States, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh where he is working in rural agricultural communities (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and communities of people living with wildfire (United States) to explore how social and environmental stressors shape livelihoods, decision-making and adaptation to water scarcity and changing environmental conditions. Jeremiah previously worked for >15 years as an aquatic/landscape ecologist with Federal and State agencies, universities, and private and non-profit consulting firms throughout the Western United States. Jeremiah enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his partner and kids, friends, and animals. Jeremiah’s favorite activities include camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, forest foraging, fly tying, traveling, photography, reading, gardening, geocaching, and homebrewing/distilling.

Research Categories

Biology and Ecosystems, Climate and Weather, Science Policy, Water Resources
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CECA Member

Aug 1, 2019


Dec 31, 2021

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