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I am an assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College. I teach or co-teach a range of courses, including Environment and Society, Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing, Environmental Policy, Endangered Species Policy and Practice,and Environmental Policy Practicum.

My interdisciplinary research bridges the natural and social sciences to address human interactions with the environment. I am particularly interested in human-wildlife conflict and endangered species conservation. My current research addresses tiger and large mammal conservation in Asia and the United States. I have published over 20 scholarly articles and book chapters and am currently co-editing Tigers of the World: The Biology, Politics and Conservation of Panthera tigris.

I received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Land Resources from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. From 1999 to 2001 I was a National Science Foundation Award for the Integration of Research and Education postdoctoral fellow at Colby College. From 2001 to 2004 I was Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania.

Additional information is available from my Colby Faculty Profile, curriculum vitae, and my teaching and research pages.

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ES118:  Environment and Society
ES212: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
ES233: Environental Policy
ES336:  Endangered Species Policy and Practice
ES493:  Environmental Policy Practicum
Course Projects
State of Maine:  An Environmental Assessment
Atlas of Maine
Curriculum Vitae
Research Projects
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Philip Nyhus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program, Colby College 5358 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine, 04901 USA
T: 207-859-5358; F: 207-859-5229; Email: pjnyhus@colby.edu
Last Modified: June 10, 2009