Chloe Wardropper

Chloe Wardropper, former lab member, PhD, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies,, CV_27Jan2017

2015-08-10 16.37.50

About me: I graduated from UW-Madison in May, 2017. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue University working on The Nature Conservancy’s reThink Soil Health initiative. I will begin a faculty position at the University of Idaho in November, 2017.

My research interests include, 1) the use of scientific information by natural resource managers; 2) the role of federalism in the implementation of US water and other natural resource policies; 3) market-led conservation; and 4) planning and adaptation for changing weather conditions.

At UW-Madison, I contributed to the interdisciplinary Water Sustainability and Climate Project, part of North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research. I am currently supported by the Novel Ecosystems IGERT.

Before coming to UW, I worked on public land acquisitions with the U.S. Department of Justice, assisted in soil and wetland conservation with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Massachusetts, and implemented environmental practices with a U.S. Agency for International Development agriculture project in West Africa. I hold a B.A. from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies.


Rissman, A.R., C.B Wardropper, P. Kohl. Should we use carrots or sticks to protect our watershed? Values, beliefs, and self-interest channel public support for runoff control policies. In press, Environmental Science and Policy.

Rissman, A.R., J. Owley, A. L’Roe, A. Morris, C.B. Wardropper. 2017. Public access to spatial data on private-land conservation. Ecology and Society, Ecology and Society 22 (2):24.

Qiu, J., C.B. Wardropper, A.R. Rissman, M.G. Turner. Spatial fit between water quality policies and hydrologic ecosystem services in an urbanizing agricultural landscape. Accepted, Landscape Ecology. doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0428-0.

Wardropper, C.B., S. Gillon, E. McKinney, S. Carpenter, A. R. Rissman. Local perspectives and global archetypes in scenario development. Ecology and Society, 21(2), 12.

Wardropper, C.B., C. Chang and A.R. Rissman. (2015). Fragmented water quality governance: Constraints to spatial targeting for nutrient reduction in a Midwestern USA watershed. Landscape and Urban Planning, 137, 65-75.

Carpenter, S.R., E. Booth, S. Gillon, C. Kuckarik, S. Loheide, M. Motew, J. Qiu, A. R. Rissman, C.B. Wardropper, J. Seifert, A. Mase, E. Soylu, M. G. Turner. (2015). Changing Drivers and Plausible Futures of a Social-Ecological System: Yahara Watershed, Wisconsin, USA. Ecology and Society, 20(2), 10.

Outreach and education:

Blogging at Yahara in situ and Edge Effects

Teaching module on future thinking

Citizen stream monitor, Rock River Coalition

Twitter @cbwardropper