Ph.D., 2015, Texas A&M University
Dr. Audrey Joslin’s research broadly focuses on the junctures of conservation and development and contributes to theoretical advancement in political ecology, environmental governance, and natural resource management in geographical literatures. Her current project in the Great Plains region examines how the uptick in wildfire influences decision-making by rural land managers to engage in conservation programs. In the Andes, Dr. Joslin examines the relationship between urban and rural landscapes as montane grasslands are re-defined as infrastructure for urban water provision.
- Joslin, A. 2022. Labor as a linchpin in ecosystem services conservation: Appropriating value from collective institutions? Capitalism Nature Socialism. 33(1): 90-110. DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2021.1927126
- Joslin, A. 2021. Intersections of conservation, cattle, and culture in Ecuador's Páramo grasslands. Mountain Research and Development. 41(4): R1-R7. DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-21-00015.1
- Joslin, A. 2020. Dividing 'above' and 'below': Constructing territory for ecosystem services conservation in the Ecuadorian highlands. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 110(6): 1874-1890. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2020.1735988
- Joslin, A. 2020. Translating water fund payments for ecosystem services in the Ecuadorian Andes. Development and Change. 51(4), 94-116. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12542
- Petriello, M.A. and A.J. Joslin. 2019. The embers of radical ecology and revolutionary ideology in Nicaragua’s protests. Journal of Latin American Geography. 18(1): 203-209. DOI: 10.1353/lag.2019.0010
- Great Plains Rocky Mountain Regional Director, Rural Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers
- Proposal Reviewer, Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation
- Journal Manuscript Reviewer, Geoforum, Ecological Economics, Land Use Policy, Environment and Planning E, Sustainability, and others.
- Mentor, McNair Scholars Program
Dr. Audrey Joslin is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences. She joined Kansas State University in 2016 after earning her doctorate from Texas A&M University. Her research examines the interactions between nature and society, emphasizing environmental governance and the socio-political dimensions of conservation programs. Using qualitative and mixed methods approaches, she engages questions about environmental change and sustainable development. Her recent work particularly focuses on the outcomes of incentive-based conservation in grassland ecosystems and includes projects in the Andes mountains as well as the Great Plains. She is a recognized expert on the human dimensions of water trust fund programs in Latin America.
Several of Dr. Joslin’s projects have been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation. She has published research in highly-regarded journals including the Annals of the American Association of Geography, Geoforum, and Development and Change and actively engages in professional organizations including the American Association of Geography, the Conference of Latin American Geography, and the Society for Conservation Biology. In 2018, she established Kansas State University as a node within the international Political Ecology Network.
In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Joslin teaches innovative courses and mentors students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.