Dr. Amit Pradhananga

Research Associate


Dr. Amit Pradhananga's research centers on investigating linkages between natural environments and human systems. He has applied qualitative and quantitative social science research methodologies to examine the human, social, and policy dimensions of natural resources in the context of water resource, forest, invasive species, and recreation resource management, as well as climate change adaptation. His research areas include: 1) social and psychological drivers of conservation behavior, and 2) diversity and inclusion in environmental planning and management. In the area of AIS management, he is interested in understanding public perceptions and values related to AIS and AIS management.



  • B.S. Environmental Studies, St. Cloud State University
  • M.S. Environmental and Technological Studies, St. Cloud State University
  • Ph.D. Natural Resources Science and Management, University of Minnesota

Current MAISRC Projects

Amit Pradhananga

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