Davis, Emily Jane

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Forest Ecosystems & Society
B.A., McGill University
M.A., University of British Columbia
Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Research Areas: 
  • Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
Research Interests: 
  • Extension
  • Natural Resources
  • Social Science
Natural resource social science, environmental governance, collaboration, community organization and development, wildfire response, science delivery and social learning. Current research includes: Understanding the Role and Cost of NEPA in Forest Service Project Planning, with and funded by PNW Research Station; Go Big or Go Home? Tools and Processes for Scaling up Collaborative Forest Restoration, funded by the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes; Evaluating Collaboratives as a Model of Natural Resource Governance, with and funded by PNW Research Station; Range Fire Protection Associations: A Collaborative Model for Fire-Adapted Communities, with University of Oregon and PNW Research Station, funded by Joint Fire Science Program; and Community-Based Organizations and Rural Economic Development, with University of Oregon and North Carolina State University, funded by USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Wollstein, K., & Davis, E.J. In press. A 'Hammer Held Over Their Heads': A Case of Voluntary Conservation Spurred by the Prospect of Regulatory Enforcement. Accepted to Human-Wildlife Interactions.
  2. Davis, E.J., White, E.M., Cerveny, L.K., Seesholtz, D.N., Nuss, M.L, & Ulrich, D. 2017. Comparison of USDA Forest Service and Stakeholder Motivations and Experiences in Collaborative Federal Forest Governance in the Western United States. Published online (8/16/17), Environmental Management.
  3. Abrams, J., Davis, E.J., Nowell, B., & Moseley, C. 2017. Building Practical Authority for Community Forestry in and Through Networks: The Role of Community-Based Organizations in the U.S. West. Published online (6/14/17), Environmental Policy and Governance.
  4. Molden, O., Abrams, J., Davis, E.J., & Moseley, C. 2017. Beyond Localism: The Micropolitics of Local Legitimacy in a Community-Based Organization. Journal of Rural Studies 50, 60-69.
  5. Kekitsalo, E.C.H, M. Pettersson, E. Laszlo Ambjörnsson, and E.J. Davis. 2016. Agenda-setting and framing of policy solutions for forest pests in Canada and Sweden: Avoiding beetle outbreaks? Forest Policy and Economics 65: 59-68. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2015.10.011.
  6. Abrams, J., Davis, E. J. and Moseley, C. 2015. Community-Based Organizations and Institutional Work in the Remote Rural West. Review of Policy Research 32: 675–698. doi: 10.1111/ropr.12148
  7. Paveglio, T., M. Carroll, D. Williams, C. Moseley, E.J. Davis and A.P. Fischer. 2015. Categorizing the social context of the Wildland Urban Interface: Adaptive capacity for wildfire and community 'archetypes'. Forest Science 61: 298-310.
  8. Davis, E.J., L. Gwin, C. Moseley, H. Gosnell, and H. Burright. 2015. Beer, beef, and boards: The role of intermediaries in ecosystem services provision. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59(8): 1562- 1576.
  9. Davis, E.J., C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, and P.J. Jakes. 2014. The community economic impacts of large wildfires. Society and Natural Resources 27(9), 983-993.
  10. Moseley, C., G. Sandoval, and E.J. Davis. 2014. Comparing conditions of labor-intensive forestry and fire suppression workers. Society and Natural Resources 27(5): 540-556.
  11. Davis, E.J., C. Moseley, C. Olsen, J. Abrams, and J. Creighton. 2013. The diversity and dynamism of fire science user needs. Journal of Forestry 111(2):101-107.
  12. Davis, E.J. and M.G. Reed. 2013. Governing for social resilience: Memory and identity in British Columbia’s interior forest sector. Geoforum 47:32-41.
  13. Davis, E.J. 2009. The Rise and Fall of a Model Forest: Learning from Long Beach and Other Reconsiderations of British Columbia's War in the Woods. BC Studies 161 (Spring 2009):5-27.
  14. Davis, E.J. 2008. New Promises, New Possibilities? Comparing Community Forestry in Canada and Mexico. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 9(2):12-26.
  15. Please contact me for a list of my policy and practitioner-oriented publications.