OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Welcome to the College of Forestry Graduate Undergraduate Mentorship Program website. This program is organized entirely by students in the CoF Graduate Student Council.

Josh Petit

Bio: 
Me: Second-year Ph.D. in FES; from Cincinnati, Ohio (successfully escaped!); traveled around the world on Semester at Sea (Fall, 2004) Fun: guitar, disc golf, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, cooking, photography, traveling
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Research Interests: 
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Issues; Public Perceptions of Emerging Natural Resource Technologies; Outdoor Recreation
Current Research Description: 
Project I: Recreation carrying capacity & conflict on the Sandy River (east of Portland, OR). Currently administering on-site surveys to assess visitor use levels and associated experiences/perceptions on the Wild & Scenic Sandy River. Project II (dissertation focus): Public acceptance of forest health biotechnologies to mitigate chestnut blight, mountain pine beetles, and climate change. Focus on risk perceptions, benefit perceptions, trust in managers/scientists, knowledge, and demographic variables.
Email: 
joshua.petit@oregonstate.edu
Program/Department: 
Forest Ecoysystems & Society