Faculty photo of Meredith Gore

Meredith Gore, PhD

Associate Professor

PhD, Cornell University
MA, George Washington University
BA, Brandeis University


Dr. Meredith Gore is an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She holds a PhD in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Cornell University, a MA in Environment and Resource Policy from The George Washington University, and a BA in Anthropology from Brandeis University. She is a social scientist working not only to improve the effectiveness of environmental governance but also reduce risk to people and the environment. Her work is motived by: 1) improving conservation social science methods, 2) generating knowledge for conservation problems, and 3) enhancing concepts of risk and their application to conservation. Currently, Dr. Gore teaches classes on Global Risks, Conservation and Criminology; Communication for  Fisheries and Widllife Professionals; Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management; and Study Abroad in Madagascar.


Wildlife Disease and Risk Perception

Year: Forthcoming Authors: Hanisch-Kirkbride, S.L., Riley, S.J., and Gore, M.L. Journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Rethinking Corruption in Conservation Crime: Insights from Madagascar

Year: 2013 Authors: Gore, M.L., Ratsimbazafy, J., and Lute, M.L. Journal: Conservation Letters

Conservation Officers: A Force Multiplier for Homeland Security

Year: 2013 Authors: Carter, J.G., and Gore, M.L. Journal: Journal of Applied Security Research

Evaluating Bovine Tuberculosis Risk Communication Materials in Michigan and Minnesota for Severity, Susceptibility and Efficacy Messages

Year: 2013 Authors: Muter, B.A., Gore, M.L., and Riley, S.J. Journal: Wildlife Society Bulletin

Shark Bytes: Message Sensation Value and Emotional Appeals in Shark Diving Websites

Year: 2013 Authors: Lapinski, M.K., Neuberger, L., Gore, M.L., Muter, B.A., and Van Der Heide, B. Journal: Journal of Risk Research