Meredith Welch-Devine, Interim Assistant Dean of University of Georgia Graduate School

Meredith Welch-Devine

Research Emphasis:

My primary research interests include political ecology, collective management of common-pool resources, and policy and practice in conservation and agriculture.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Meredith Welch-Devine
UGA Graduate School
210 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602

Office Phone:  706-542-6002


Web Page:

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Sourdril A., Welch-Devine M., Andrieu É, Bélaïdi N., 2017. Do April showers bring May flowers? Knowledge and perceptions of local biodiversity influencing understanding of global environmental change. A presentation of the PIAF project. Nat. Sci. Soc. Vol, No, 1–7.

Brian J. Burke, Meredith Welch-Devine, Seth Gustafson, Nik Heynen, Jennifer L. Rice, Ted L. Gragson, Sakura R. Evans & Donald R. Nelson (2015): Can Science Writing Collectives Overcome Barriers to More Democratic Communication and Collaboration? Lessons from Environmental Communication Praxis in Southern Appalachia, Environmental Communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2014.999695

Burke, B.J., Welch-Devine, M. and Gustafson, S. 2015. Nature Talk in an Appalachian Newspaper: What Environmental Discourse Analysis Reveals about Efforts to Address Exurbanization and Climate Change. Human Organization. 74(2):185-196.

Vercoe, R., Welch-Devine, M., Hardy, R., Demoss, J., Bonney, S., Allen, K., Brosius, J.P., Charles, D., Crawford, B., Heisel, S., Heynen, N., de Jesús-Crespo, R., Nibbelink, N.P., Parker, L., Pringle, C., Shaw, A. and Van Sant, L. 2014. Acknowledging Trade-offs and Understanding Complexity: Exurbanization Issues in Macon County, North Carolina. Ecology and Society. 19(1):

Welch-Devine, M., Hardy, R., Brosius, J. and Heynen, N. 2014. A pedagogical model for integrative training in conservation and sustainability. Ecology and Society. 19(2):10.

Books and Book Sections

Gragson, Ted L, Paul V. Bolstad, and Meredith Welch-Devine. 2008. Agricultural Transformation of Southern Appalachia. In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition. Charles Redman and and David Foster, eds. Pp. 89-121. New York: Oxford University Press.

Theses and Dissertations

Welch-Devine, Meredith. 2008. From common property to co-management: Implementing Natura 2000 in Soule.. Ph.D. Dissertation. Athens, GA: University of Georgia

Conference Posters and Presentations

Rzonca, S., B. Burke, and M. Welch-Devine. 2018. Climate change’s gendered impacts in Southern Appalachia. Association of American Geographers. April 10-14. New Orleans, LA.

Steacy, C., M. Welch-Devine. B.J. Burke, S. Rzonca. 2018. We have seen the effects. Narratives of place-change among amenity migrants to southern Appalachia. Association of American Geographers. April 10-14. New Orleans, LA.