Even though Americans shared the experience of living through a global pandemic, their individual attitudes towards it differed and evolved – sometimes dramatically. This story also appeared in The Conversation We study risk perception. Using public opinion polls and state-level data, we conducted an in-depth analysis of how American attitudes and behaviors changed over the […]
Author Archives: Wanyun Shao/University of Alabama
I am a geographer who studies the relationship between nature and society at various geographic scales and its policy implications. Specific research and teaching interests include human dimension of climate change, environmental risk perceptions, environmental policy/planning, community resilience to natural hazards, and social response to hydrological hazards. My current research can be generalized as: understanding environmental decision making in a geographic context. My scholarly work has appeared in the Annals of American Association of Geographers, Environmental Research Letters, Climatic Change, Climate Policy, Geographic Review, Weather, Climate, and Society, Journal of Risk Research, Risk Analysis, International Journal of Climatology, Social Science Quarterly, Disasters, Environmental Politics, Journal of Hydrology, Social Science & Medicine, Scientific Reports, Science of the Total Environment, Water Research, and Energy Research & Social Science. In addition to my academic experience, I have worked for Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in Louisiana. I consider myself as both an environmental scholar and a practitioner.