Troy Abel

Troy Abel

Troy Abel

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Department of Environmental Studies
Huxley College of the Environment at WWU

I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Environmental Studies and the graduate program in Geography.

We are counting down to the 2013 Rainforest Immersion and Conservation Action (RICA) Study Abroad in Costa Rica! Please check out our five year retrospective book “Five years in Ecotopia” now available at Village Books. Some of my pictures are in the slideshow below. You'll find more pictures on the RICA Study Abroad page!

My teaching and research interests focus on the dynamic tensions of environmental science and democratic politics in a variety of arenas including community-based environmental protection, environmental justice, and international conservation projects. I hold an appointment with the faculty of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment where I annually teach environmental policy, environmental regulation, environmental impact assessment, and environmental policy analysis. Service-learning is one of my central teaching philosophies and the core of my Rainforest Immersion and Conservation Action (R.I.C.A.) study abroad program in Costa Rica.

Our recent book Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance won the Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for the best book in environmental politics and policy for 2012!

Page Updated 10.15.2013