Ecosystem Workforce Program


Ecosystem Workforce Program


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The Ecosystem Workforce Program (EWP) is an applied social science research program built on the interconnections of ecology, economy, and governance.

EWP applies scientific expertise and leadership to produce better outcomes for land and people.

News and Publications

Read the latest news, updates, and publications from EWP.

At the University of Oregon, researchers from various fields are studying the effects of wildfire and how to create fire-resilient communities.
Social and economic monitoring for Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership : 2023 updates University of Oregon. Ecosystem Workforce Program In 2021, Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership (KLFHP), together with the Ecosystem Workforce Program (EWP) at the University of Oregon and Lake County Resource Initiative (LCRI) drafted a new plan for the socioeconomic and ecological monitoring of all-lands projects led by the KLFHP.
Federal Forest Restoration Program update : 2016-2024 activities and outcomes Sullivan-Astor, Kyle; Coughlan, Michael R.; Serio, Naomi; Ellison, Autumn Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Federal Forest Restoration (FFR) Program looks forward to playing a role in implementing Oregon’s 20-year Landscape Resiliency Strategy, which has identified over five million acres of forestland as a top priority for treatment due to high wildfire risk, and other ecological and social factors. 57% of these priority geographies are under federal jurisdiction.

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Student Experience

Students from departments across UO work with EWP faculty to assist with EWP research, collaborative project coordination, web design and maintenance, and general office support.

We provide UO graduate and undergraduate students with experiential education through work study employment, paid and unpaid internships, independent study, and graduate employment (GE positions). These opportunities advance students' understanding and technical skills through participation in real projects. Available opportunities vary with projects.

Students interested in working with EWP on research projects should first visit our current projects page to better understand our research topic areas.  


Meet The Team

Heidi Huber-Stearns

Associate Research Professor
Director, EWP

Michael Coughlan

Assistant Research Professor
Associate Director, EWP

James Johnston

Assistant Research Professor


Anna Santo

Research Assistant

Naomi Serio

Faculty Researcher

Julia Sizek

Associate Researcher

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