Lynn A. Maguire

Lynn A. Maguire

Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Environmental Decision Analysis

Dr. Maguire's current research uses a combination of methods from decision analysis, environmental conflict resolution and social psychology to study environmental decision making. She focuses on collaborative decision processes where values important to the general public and stakeholders must be combined with technical analysis to determine management strategies. Her recent applications of decision analysis include the management of rare species, invasive species, and wildfire risk. Dr. Maguire is also using the principles of decision analysis to improve multicriteria rating systems, such as those used to set conservation priorities, and to develop frameworks used to value ecosystem services. She is involved in both empirical and conceptual research on perceptions of the time value of environmental resources, such as endangered species, and on the mismatches in timescales of ecological, social and political systems.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Martin, TG, Camaclang, AE, Possingham, HP, Maguire, LA, and Chad├Ęs, I. "Timing of Protection of Critical Habitat Matters." Conservation Letters 10, no. 3 (May 2017): 308-316.
Wilson, RS, Hardisty, DJ, Epanchin-Niell, RS, Runge, MC, Cottingham, KL, Urban, DL, Maguire, LA, Hastings, A, Mumby, PJ, and Peters, DPC. "A typology of time-scale mismatches and behavioral interventions to diagnose and solve conservation problems." Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 30, no. 1 (February 2016): 42-49.
Burgman, MA, Regan, HM, Maguire, LA, Colyvan, M, Justus, J, Martin, TG, and Rothley, K. "Voting systems for environmental decisions." Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology 28, no. 2 (April 2014): 322-332. (Review)
Burgman, MA, Regan, HM, Maguire, LA, Colyvan, M, Justus, J, Martin, TG, and Rothley, K. "Voting systems for environmental decisions." Conservation Biology 28, no. 2 (January 1, 2014): 322-332. (Review)
Meretsky, VJ, Maguire, LA, Davis, FW, Stoms, DM, Scott, JM, Figg, D, Goble, DD, Griffith, B, Henke, SE, Vaughn, J, and Yaffee, SL. "A State-Based National Network for Effective Wildlife Conservation." BIOSCIENCE 62, no. 11 (November 2012): 970-976.

Contact Information

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328
9 Circuit Dr, 4105 Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708-0328

Education

Ph.D., Utah State University (1980)
M.S., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1974)
B.A., Harvard University (1972)