Chief of the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch (PASA), United States Geological Survey
PASA projects integrate social, behavioral, economic, and biological analyses in the context of human-natural resource interactions. Specifically, Dr. Schuster provides social science to facilitate sustainable tourism, community resilience, and sustainable management of natural resources. He focuses on sustainable co-management of natural resources and the human communities dependent upon natural resources; public attitudes and perceptions of land management actions; understanding how visitors to public land cope with impacted resource and social conditions; and using concepts such as ‘sense of place’ to facilitate resilience and sustainability in local communities. His science is used for management at the local and regional levels.