Emily K. Brock conducts research on the intersections of science, business, and government in the management of land and natural resources. Her current focus is especially on twentieth century forest environments in transnational and global contexts. She studies the resilience of industrial forestlands, the development of American forest science, definitions of wilderness, and the globalization of the lumber trade. Her monograph on American forest management, Money Trees: The Douglas Fir and American Forestry, 1900-1944, focuses on the Pacific Northwest's forests as places of economic, scientific, and political importance.
She holds a doctorate in history from Princeton University and a masters degree in biology from the University of Oregon. Along with having taught at several American universities, she has been the 2013 Fulbright Foundation US Senior Research Scholar to the Philippines, a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (Munich), and a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Lane Center for the American West.
Brock, E. K. (2016). Repairing the damage: reforestation and the origins of the modern industrial tree farm. In H. T. Foster II, L. M. Paciulli, & D. J. Goldstein (Eds.), Viewing the future in the past: historical ecology applications to…Read More
Brock, E. K. (2017). The desert and the dendrograph: place, community, and ecological instrumentation. In N. Mössner, & A. Nordmann (Eds.), Reasoning in measurement (pp. 170-185). London: Routledge.Read More
Brock, E. K. (2015). Money trees: the Douglas fir and American forestry, 1900-1944. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.Read More
Brock, E. K. (2014). New patterns in old places: forest history for the global present. In A. C. Isenberg (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of environmental history (pp. 154-177). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.Read More