Areas of Interest:
- Human dimensions of environmental change
- Institutional analysis and collective action
- Farmer adoption of conservation practices
- Collaborative watershed governance
He is trained as a human-environment geographer and focuses on how farmers, government, and society cooperate to navigate tradeoffs between agricultural production and conservation, with a focus on water quality. His work combines both social and natural science data and spatial analysis to examine how biophysical conditions, social dynamics, and institutional arrangements jointly influence environmental change.
His current research is focused on collaborative watershed governance among local governments in Iowa and cover crop adoption by farmers in Indiana.
Keywords: Focused on the decades-long collective action problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution.
My research focuses on the decades-long collective action problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution. I am particularly interested in the role of collective action in agricultural landscapes, especially how farmers, government, and society cooperate to navigate tradeoffs between agricultural production and conservation. In addition, I study the influence of biophysical conditions, infrastructure, and monitoring data in shaping feedbacks between social and natural systems.
Research: Collective action in agricultural landscapes; Collaborative watershed governance; Private land conservation
- Human Environment Interaction and Sustainability
- Environmental Policy and Management
- Environmental Science
Yoder's field research explores agricultural water management practices in the context of Everglades water quality restoration.
Research interests: Human dimensions of global environmental change, agricultural decision making, instituional analysis, governance, and geographic information system.
- Ecology & Conservation
- Hydrology & Water Resources
- Energy Policy
- Sustainability & Sustainable Development
- Policy Analysis
- Governance & Public Law