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Dr. Christopher Monz

Dr. Christopher Monz

Associate Professor (Research Interests: recreation ecology, outdoor recreation, and wilderness management)
Department: Ecology Center, Environment & Society
Departmental Role: Environment & Society Faculty
Status: Faculty
Location:  NR 318
Office Phone:  435.797.2773
Fax:  435.797.4048
Utah State University
Department of Environment & Society
5215 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5205

Ecology Center

ENVS 4500/6500- Wildland Recreation Behavior
ENVS 4600/6600- Natural Resource Interpretation
ENVS 6400 - Ecological Aspects of Wildland Recreation

Graduate Students:
Dan Blair - M.S., Human Dimensions
Kelly Goonan - Ph.D.,  Human Dimensions
Abigail Kidd- Ph.D., Human Dimensions

Christopher Monz is an Associate Professor of Recreation Resources Management in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. He has previously served as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University in New York, the Academic Dean of Sterling College in Vermont and the Research Director for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and an MS in ecology and BA in biology. He has taught courses in outdoor recreation management, ecological impacts of recreation, public lands planning and conservation, nature-based tourism, interpretation and outdoor education. His research specialty is recreation ecology where he has worked extensively on recreation disturbance in arctic and alpine ecosystems. Several of his current research projects examine the consequences of park transportation systems on ecological and visitor experience conditions. Dr. Monz has worked throughout the US and internationally in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Australia and is a Fulbright Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year in Norway.  He is a co-author on the forthcoming textbook, Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management to be published in 2014.