Nicholas James Reo

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Native American Studies

Dickey Center
Environmental Studies
Native American Studies
B.S. University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
M.S. University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
Ph.D. Michigan State University Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife

Selected Publications

Reo, N. J. and K. P. Whyte. 2012. Morality and Hunting as Elements of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Human Ecology 40(1).

Reo, N. J. 2011. The Importance of Belief Systems in Traditional Ecological Knowledge Initiatives. International Indigenous Policy Journal 2(4).

McConnell, W. J., J. D. A. Millington, N. J. Reo, et al. 2011. Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges and Strategies. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 92: 218–228.

Reo, N. J. and J. W. Karl 2010. Tribal and state ecosystem management regimes influence forest regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 260 (5).

Reo, N. J. 2009. Ash trees, Indian communities and the emerald ash borer. Unpublished article available online at

Kazmierski, J., M. Kram, E. Mills, D. Phemister, N. J. Reo, et al. 2004. Conservation planning at the landscape scale: a landscape ecology method for regional land trusts. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 47 (5).

Works in Progress

Manajiwin: Respecting Tribes, First Nations and Cultural Resources in Cooperative Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making funded by US Dept of Intertior, Upper Midwest – Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Aanii Ezhi-maamwiboodaweyaang: Restoring (traditional) knowledge, ecosystems & tribal relations through fire management