Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior
Professor Mark Lubell studies cooperation problems and decision-making in environmental, agricultural, and public policy. Through application of social science theory and research methods, he endeavors to provide practical results and recommendations to real policy and decision-makers.
His field research topics include water management, sustainable agriculture, adaptive decision-making, climate change policy, local government policy, transportation behavior, plant disease management, invasive species, and policy/social network analysis. He has also studied cooperation using simulations and behavioral experiments. Following a natural science model of scientific inquiry, his long-term research agenda is to discover common principles of cooperation that can be observed and tested in all three modes of research: theory, experiment, and field.