Emily Brock

Senior Research Scholar (Sep 2014-Aug 2017)


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.  



No current projects were found for this scholar.

Another Green World: Tropical Trees and American Jungle


Selected Publications

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…

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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.

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Brock, E. K. (2015). Money trees: the Douglas fir and American forestry, 1900-1944. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.

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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.

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