Dr. Theresa Jedd

E-Mail: theresa.jedd@hfp.tum.de

Environmental Policy Specialist
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
National Drought Mitigation Center
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Theresa Jedd has joined the Department of Environmental and Climate Policy in October 2019. She has been a post-doctoral research associate and environmental policy specialist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln since September 2015. During this time, she has served on research teams focused on how policies, plans, and management actions ameliorate the effects of climate variability, specifically drought, at the park, community, state, national, and international levels. Recent projects have used a range of news media analysis, interviews, focus groups, participatory workshops, physical drought indicators, and document evaluation methods. Previously, while completing her dissertation on North American transboundary conservation governance, she was a research assistant on U.S. landscape-scale forestry policy. She has taught sustainable development, U.S. environmental policy, international environmental politics, international institutions, and current world issues at Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming.

5 Key Publications

Fragaszy, S.R., Jedd, T., Wall, N., Knutson, C., Belhaj Fraj, M., Bergaoui, K., Svoboda, M., Hayes, M. and McDonnell, R., 2020. Drought Monitoring in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region: Participatory Engagement to Inform Early Warning Systems. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.https://journals.ametsoc.org/bams/article-pdf/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0084.1/4907677/bamsd180084.pdf

Jedd, T. (2019). The limits of resilience in US community responses to recent drought events. Community Development50(2), 141-159.

Jedd, T. M., Bhattacharya, D., Pesek, C., & Hayes, M. J. (2019). Drought impacts and management in prairie and Sandhills state parks. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 26, 1-12.

Bixler, R.P., Jedd, T., Wyborn, C. (2018). Polycentric governance and forest landscape restoration: considering local needs, knowledge types, and democratic principles. In Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation. Eds. S. Mansourian and J. Parrotta. London and New York: Routledge (Earthscan Press).

Jedd, T., Bathke, D., Gill, D., Paul, B., Wall, N., Bernadt, T., Wall, M. (2018). Tracking Drought Recovery and Resilience at the Community Level: A Rural Case Study of a Recurrent Invisible Hazard. Weather, Climate, and Society, 10(4): 653-672.

Teaching (digest)

Winter 2019/2020

  • The Ethics and Politics of Existential Environmental Risks

Summer 2019/2020

  • Environmental Politics in International Comparison
  • Civil Society and Technological Change