Supervisor: Eric Toman
Melanie Stidham is currently working on research in Olympia, Washington.
Natural hazards: risk perceptions, preparedness and mitigation, evacuation, social dynamics during and post-fire, citizen-agency relationships, physical processes
Natural resource sustainability: human relationships with the natural world
Alternative energy: social feasibility, public perceptions, trade-offs
Toman, E., Brenkert-Smith, H., Curtis, A., Rogers, M., Stidham, M
. 2015. Guidebook to cognitive mapping with diverse stakeholders in natural resource management: Overview. Joint Fire Science Program. 6 p. http://www.firescience.gov/JFSP_advanced_search_results_detail.cfm?jdbid=%24%26J%2F4W%20%20%20%0A
Toman, E., Brenkert-Smith, H., Stidham, M.
2015. Guidebook to cognitive mapping with diverse stakeholders in natural resource management: Section II. Method 1: Using cognitive mapping to explore stakeholder perceptions of desired future conditions. Joint Fire Science Program. 28 p. http://www.firescience.gov/JFSP_advanced_search_results_detail.cfm?jdbid=%24%26J%2F4W%20%20%20%0A
McCaffrey, S., Rhodes, A., Stidham, M.
, 2014. Wildfire evacuation and its alternatives: perspectives from four United States’ communities. International Journal of Wildland Fire. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13050
Stidham, M., McCaffrey, S., Toman, E., Shindler, B., 2014. Policy tools to encourage community-level defensible space in the United States: A tale of six communities. Journal of Rural Studies 35, 59-69.
Stidham, M., Olsen, C., Toman, E., Frederick, S., McCaffrey, S., Shindler, B., 2014. Longitudinal Social Science Research in Natural Resource Communities: Lessons and Considerations. Society & Natural Resources, 1-5.
Toman, E., Stidham, M.
, McCaffrey, S., Shindler, B. 2013. Social Science at the wildland-urban interface: A compendium of research results to create fire-safe communities. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-111. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/43435
McCaffrey, S., Toman, E., Stidham, M., Shindler, B. 2013. Social science research related to wildfire management: An overview of recent findings and future research needs. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22(1): 15-24.
Toman, E., Stidham, M.
, McCaffrey, S., Shindler, B. 2012. Social science at the wildland-urban interface: 2000-2010 annotated bibliography. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34537
2011. Background Briefs: Energy Overview, Renewable Fuels, Renewable Energy, Wind, Wave, Solar, Hydropower, Geothermal, Biomass, Hydrogen (Hydrogen written with Racquel Rancier). Oregon State Legislature Committee Services Publications, 2010 Background Briefs on Energy. http://www.leg.state.or.us/comm/commsrvs/home.htm
, Toman, E., McCaffrey, S.M., Shindler, B. 2011. Improving an inherently stressful situation: The role of communication during wildfire evacuations. In McCaffrey, S.M., Fisher, C.L., eds. Proceedings of the second conference on the human dimensions of wildfire. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-84. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 96-103. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/38522
McCaffrey, S., Stidham, M., Toman, E., Shindler, B. 2011. Outreach programs, peer pressure, and common sense: What motivates homeowners to mitigate fire risk? Environmental Management 48(3): 475-488.
Stidham, M., Simon-Brown, V. 2011. Stakeholder perspectives on converting forest biomass to energy in Oregon, USA. Biomass & Bioenergy 35(1): 203-213.
Toman, E., Stidham, M., Shindler, B., McCaffrey, S. 2011. Reducing fuels in the wildland-urban interface: Community perceptions of agency fuels treatments. International Journal of Wildland Fire 20(3):340-349.
Donato, D.C., Kauffman, J.B., Murdiyarso, D., Kurnianato, S., Stidham, M., Kanninen, M. 2011. Carbon-rich tropical mangroves and climate change mitigation in a time of rising seas. Nature Geoscience 4(5): 293-297.
Stidham, M., Busby, G., Johnson, K.N. 2008. The role of economic emergency situation determinations in expediting fire salvage. Environmental Law Reporter 38: 10741-10751.