Nicole Ardoin

Nicole Ardoin, Emmett Family Faculty Scholar, is an associate professor in the Social Sciences Division of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, and Sykes Family Faculty Director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Her research focuses on the nexus of environmental behavior, environmental learning, and sense of place. Prof. Ardoin’s Social Ecology lab group studies the design, implementation, and effectiveness of conservation practices that motivate individual and collective environmental behaviors in terrestrial and marine environments in the United States and internationally. Her work occurs primarily in informal and community settings, including, but not limited to, parks and protected areas, within fishing communities, with participants on nature-based tours, and in farmers’ markets, among other everyday-life settings. Prof. Ardoin and her research group frequently pursue their work in collaboration with community partners including nonprofit conservation organizations, national and state parks, philanthropic foundations, and a range of national and international governmental agencies.