Patricia Jarema, Ph.D.

Patricia Jarema, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 2013
M.S., Resource Administration and Management, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2008
B.S., Natural Resources Conservation minors in Wildlife and Fisheries and Forestry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 2000

Courses Taught:

Applied Biostatistics I, (BIOL 528)

Statistical Methods and Applications, (EREC 525)

Urban Ecology

Investigations in Research Design and Analysis (BIOL 795)

Investigations in Urban Ecology (BIO 795/BIOL 895)

General Area of Interest and/or Specialty

My research and training is interdisciplinary, with a focus on analyzing social – ecological systems and the impacts on land cover change, habitat, and measures of biodiversity and environmental quality.  My dissertation examined the role of social capital in housing growth in wildland – urban areas in the United States.  I use methods in spatial statics, economics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), ecology, and environmental policy to examine pathways to sustainability and resilient ecosystems.   Additionally, I have worked on integrating technology in teaching and promoting education in the fields of STEM. 

Selected Publications:

Jarema, P.M. and John M. Halstead.  “The relationship between social capital and ecosystem services:  A regional analysis.”  In Social Capital from Theory to Application:  An Interdisciplinary Perspective.  Halstead, J.M., and S.C. Deller (eds.).  New York:  Routledge Press. 2015.

Rogers, Shannon H. and Jarema, P.M. “A brief history of social capital research.” In Social Capital from Theory to Application: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Halstead, J.M. and S.C. Deller (eds).  New York: Routledge Press 2015.

Halstead, J.M., P.M. Jarema, and S.H. Rogers.  2010.  “Measuring the Effects of Social Capital and Land Use on Quality of Life: Two Case studies.”   Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 39(3): 590.

Halstead, J.M., P.M. Jarema, and K.S. Conway.  2009.  “Civic Engagement and Land Use Policy Change: Does Social Capital Affect Ecosystem Service Flows?”   Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 38(2): 287. 

Selected Paper Presentations:

J.M. Halstead, Deller S.C., and P.M. Jarema.  “Incorporating Spatial Issues into the Environmental Kuznets Curve.”  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.  August 12-14, 2012.  Seattle, Washington 

 Jarema, P.M., J.M. Halstead, and S.C. Deller.  “Social Capital and housing growth in the wildland urban interface, with spatial extensions.” Prepared for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Lowell, Massachusetts.  June, 2012

Jarema, Patricia M., John M. Halstead, and S.C. Deller.  “Social capital and environmental quality: A meso-scale empirical analysis examining the effects of social capital on biodiversity.”  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association.  March 22-24, 2012.  Charlotte, North Carolina.

 Jarema, Patricia M., John M. Halstead, Steven C. Deller, and Andria Fraser.  “The Environmental Kuznets Curve for Eastern U.S. Counties: The Role of Social Capital on the Wildland-Urban Interface.”  Presented at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings.  New York, New York, 2011.

 Jarema, P.M., J.M. Halstead, and K.S. Conway.  “Effects of Civic Engagement on Forested Land Cover Change in the Central Appalachian Region.”  Presented at the 49th Annual Meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association.  San Antonio, Texas, April 2-5, 2009.

Patricia Jarema
G56 Spaulding Hall
Phone: 
(603)862-4466