Travis W. Reynolds

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Office: Diamond 245 [ campus map ]
Box 5364

Phone: 207-859-5364
Fax: 207-859-5369
Mailing Address:
5364 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Reynolds, Travis W.


Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management
Dissertation: Institutional Determinants of Economic and Social Viability among Forestry-Based Carbon Sequestration Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Honors: Certificate in social statistics from the Center for Statistics & Social Sciences.

M.S. in Community Development and Applied Economics
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, Vermont.
Thesis: Energy Efficiency in Small Island States: Overcoming the Island Factor in Saint Lucia.
Honors: Graduate Certificate in Ecological Economics; University Fellowship; Peace Corps Fellow; North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

B.A. in International Relations and French Civilization
BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, Rhode Island.
Honors: magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Expertise

  • International environmental policy
  • Institutional economics
  • Carbon forestry
  • Common pool resources
  • Community based forest management
  • Payments for ecosystem services
  • Global food policy
  • Food and agricultural policy in the United States
  • Church forests in rural Ethiopia

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
ES234 AInternational Environmental Policy
ES346 AGlobal Food Policy
ES493 AEnvironmental Policy Practicum

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
ES347Tropical Forests and Rural Livelihoods


Reynolds, T.W., Waddington, S., Anderson, C.L., Chew, A., True, Z., Cullen, A. (2015). Environmental impacts and constraints associated with the production of major food crops in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Food Security, in press.
Reynolds, T., Murray, B. T., Kolodinsky, J., & Howell, J. (2015). Contrasting self-reported willingness to pay and demonstrated purchase behavior for energy-saving technologies in a small island developing state. Energy for Sustainable Development, 27, 18-27.
McClenachan, L., O’Connor, G., & Reynolds, T. (2015). Adaptive capacity of co-management systems in the face of environmental change: The soft-shell clam fishery and invasive green crabs in Maine. Marine Policy, 52, 26-32.
Reynolds, T, Sisay, TS, Lowman, M, Wassie, A. (2015). “Sacred Natural Sites Provide Ecological Libraries for Landscape Restoration and Institutional Models for Biodiversity Conservation.” Policy Brief for the 2015 U.N. Global Sustainable Development Report.
Reynolds, TW. (2012). Institutional determinants of success among forestry-based carbon sequestration programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development, 40(3):542-554.
Reynolds, TW; Murray, BT; Kolodinsky, J. (2012). Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for compact fluorescent lighting: Policy implications for energy efficiency promotion in Saint Lucia. Energy Policy, 41:712-722.
Reynolds, TW; Bostrom, A; Read, D. (2011). Now what do people know about global climate change? Survey studies of educated laypeople. Risk Analysis, 30(10):1520-1538.
Reynolds, TW; Huber, CH & Farley, J. (2010). Investing in human and natural capital: An alternative paradigm for sustainable development in Awassa, Ethiopia. Ecological Economics, 69(11):2140-2150.
Gugerty, MK; Reynolds, TW. (2009). Ethnicity and Civil Society. In International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, Anheier, H & Toepler, S (Eds.).
Kolodinsky, J; Reynolds, TW; Cannella,M; Timmons, D & Bromberg, D. (2009). U.S. consumer demand for restaurant calorie information: targeting demographic and behavioral segments in labeling initiatives. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(1):11-14.
Reynolds, TW; Murray, B; DeSisto, T & Kolodinsky, J. (2007). Energy efficiency in small island states: overcoming the island factor in Saint Lucia. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31(5):460-467.


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