Christine Browne-Nunez, Ph.D.

Christine is a conservation social scientist and team lead with the Human Dimensions Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She joined the Service in 2015 and works to build human dimensions capacity through training, research, and technical support. Prior to joining the Service, Christine served as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and later as the Associate Director of Community-Based Conservation at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

Christine holds a B.A. in Education from the University of Missouri, an M.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. Her graduate and post-doctoral research focused on applying social science theory and methods to identify predictors of social tolerance of elephants in Kenya and wolves in Wisconsin. 

Christine has taught courses on the human dimensions of wildlife conservation at the University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also taught a master’s course in conservation program development and evaluation through the Advanced Inquiry Program at Miami University.

Christine Browne-Nunez

Team Lead, Human Dimensions Branch
National Wildlife Refuge System
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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