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Dave White is an Assistant Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. Dave’s research focuses on the intersection of science, policy, and management for natural resources on public lands. His work examines how citizens and experts understand and interact with science in decision making for issues such as endangered species recovery, forest policy, and recreation and tourism management. His recent research on public understanding of science in Pacific Northwest salmon recovery is to be published in the interdisciplinary journal Society and Natural Resources.(top of page)
Dave is also Co-leader of the Science and Technology Policy Research Team for the ASU Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC). DCDC is one of three new National Science Foundation-funded centers that will investigate human decision-making under climatic uncertainty. For DCDC, Dave coordinates interdisciplinary research examining the interaction of science and society in the context of water resources management in Arizona.
Dave received his Ph.D. in Forestry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2002.