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BA, 1984, University of California Santa Barbara; BLA, 2003, MLA, 2006 and PhD, 2013, University of Oregon.

Chris's recently completed dissertation explores the potential for the Willamette Valley's agricultural landscape to provide ecosystem services as part of an intentionally coevolving social/ ecological system. Since 2002, Chris has worked with the UO's Institute for a Sustainable Environment as part of Dave Hulse's research group. She has co-taught the department's introductory GIS course since 2006 and contributed as a graduate teaching fellow to the planning studio, the introductory planning course and the plants course. Before coming to the UO, Chris worked as a botanic garden curator and nursery manager.