Clare Ryan

Clare Ryan

Professor and Associate Director
Environmental policy; Urban ecology and management; Conflict management

Office: Anderson 123H
Phone: 206-616-3987 
Email: cmryan@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): SOCIAL SCIENCES

PhD, Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, University of Michigan
M.S., Natural Resource Policy and Administration, University of Michigan
B.S. Environmental Science, Western Washington University

I am a professor of Natural Resource Policy with adjunct faculty appointments in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Before working as a professor, I was a scientist and manager in state (Washington Department of Ecology) and federal (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) natural resource management agencies. My research focuses on three areas of applied natural resource science and policy: 1) policy implementation – particularly water resource policy and management; 2) institutional and organizational aspects related to integrating science into policy and management; and 3) collaboration and conflict management. Currently, I am investigating hazard planning and community resilience in Washington state; implementing collaborative watershed planning policies; and integration of best available scientific information into decision-making at the US Forest Service and other federal agencies.
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 400 Natural Resource Conflict Management (3)Winter
ESRM 470 Natural Resource Policy and Planning (5)Autumn
SEFS 571 Resource Policy and Administration (4)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Hazard Planning and Mitigation: The Role of Governance Factors in Community Resilience
Social Science Research Support for the Urban-Wildlands Interactions Research Team
Recent Publications:
Ryan, C.M., Cerveny, L.K. Robinson, T, Blahna, D.J. 2018. Implementing the 2012 Forest Planning Rule: Best Available Scientific Information in Forest Planning Assessments. Forest Science 64(2): 159-169 doi: 10.1093/forsci/fxx004
Blahna, D.J., A. Poe, C. Brown, C.M. Ryan, and H.R. Gimblett. 2017. Social and Environmental Sustainability in Large-Scale Coastal Zones: Taking an Issue-Based Approach to the Implementation of the Prince William Sound Sustainable Human Use Framework. Tourism in Marine Affairs 12(3): 183-197 doi: 10.3727/154427317X15046521782302
Ryan, C.M., McDonald, P.S., Feinberg, D.S., Hall, L., Hamerly, J., Wright, C.W. 2017. Digging Deep: Managing Social and Policy Dimensions of Geoduck Aquaculture Conflict in Puget Sound Washington. Coastal Management 45(1):73-89 DOI:10.1080/08920753.2017.1252628
Sheppard, J.C., Ryan, C.M., Blahna, D.J. 2017. Evaluating Ecological Monitoring of Civic Environmental Stewardship in the Green-Duwamsih Watershed, WA. Landscape and Urban Planning 158: 87-95 doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.09.017
Urgenson, L., Ryan, C.M., Halpern, C. Bakker, J., Belote, A., Franklin, J., Haugo, R., Nelson, C., Waltz, A. 2017. Visions of Restoration: Lessons from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. Environmental Management 59(2): 338-353 doi: 10.1007/s00267-016-0791-2
Gibbons, K.H., and Ryan, C.M. 2015. Characterizing Comprehensiveness of Urban Forest Management Plans in Washington State. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14:615-624.
Reisert, J., Ryan, C.M., Koppel, J. 2015. Stakeholder Participation in Collaborative Watershed Planning in Washington State. Journal of Environmental Assessment, Policy and Management 17(2):1-23.