PhD Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
MS Forest Resources, University of Washington
BA Environmental Studies, UC Berkeley
Diana Stuart’s research projects have
primarily focused on environmental issues related to agriculture and food
systems. Her studies examine the social factors that influence land-use
decisions and the associated environmental impacts. Her past work included
studies on wildlife conservation on farmland, water pollution, fertilizer use,
animal agriculture, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her current
and future work will examine the impacts of climate change on Arizona
agriculture and adaptation scenarios with a focus on water resources. Dr.
Stuart is also more broadly interested in research topics related to forest
resources, wildlife conservation, climate change, and water management.
B. Basso, S. Marquart-Pyatt, A.P. Reimer, G.P. Robertson, and J. Zhao. 2015. A
Coupled Human-Natural Systems Understanding of Agricultural Nitrogen Loss. BioScience.
Schewe, R.L, and D.
Stuart. 2015. Diversity in agricultural technology adoption: how are automatic
milking systems used and to what end? Agriculture
and Human Values 32(1): 199-213.
Carolan, M. and D.
Stuart. 2015. Get real: on climate change and all that ‘it’ entails. Sociologia Ruralis. doi: 10.1111/soru.12067
R.L. Schewe, and M. McDermott. 2014. Reducing nitrogen fertilizer application
as a climate change mitigation strategy: understanding farmer decision-making
and potential barriers to change in the US. Land
Use Policy 36: 210 –218.
Stuart, D., E.
Benveniste, and L.M. Harris. 2014. Evaluating the use of an environmental
assurance program to address pollution from United States cropland. Land Use Policy 39: 34 – 43.
Peralta, A., D.
Stuart, A. Kent, and J. Lennon. 2014. Integrating human-microbe interactions: a
social-ecological framework for management of microbial services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12
Petersen, B. and D.
Stuart. 2014. Explanations of a changing landscape: a critical examination of
the British Columbia bark beetle epidemic. Environment
and Planning A 46: 598 – 613.
Gunderson, R. and D.
Stuart. 2014. Industrial animal agribusiness and environmental sociological
theory: applications and areas for development. International Journal of Sociology 44: 54-74.
and S. Gillon. 2013. Scaling up to address new challenges to conservation on US
farmland. Land Use Policy 31:
and M.R. Worosz. 2013. The myth of efficiency: technology and ethics in
industrial food production. Journal of
Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26: 231 – 256.
R.L. Schewe, and R. Gunderson. 2013. Extending social theory to farm animals:
addressing alienation in the dairy sector. Sociologia
Ruralis 52(2): 201 – 222.
R.L. Schewe, and M. McDermott. 2012. Responding to climate change: barriers to
reflexive modernization in US agriculture. Organization
& Environment. 25:(3) 308 – 327.
and M.R. Worosz. 2012. Risk, anti-reflexivity, and ethical neutralization in
industrial food processing. Agriculture
and Human Values 29: 287-301.