I'm a professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My research and teaching focuses focuses on environmental politics, U.S. national parks, and the European Union.
My blog, "Parking Lots," covers national park and wilderness topics: http://publish.illinois.edu/pahre/ . You can also follow me on Twitter, @RPahre .
I teach a summer course on the Politics of the Greater Yellowstone Area. Non-degree students are welcome to apply, as are students at other universities. Information is here:
I've authored both academic and non-academic publications on the national parks. You can find the full list here: http://publish.illinois.edu/pahre/pahres-research/
I've written articles the Traveler on Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, David Berger National Memorial, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Teton National Park, Nicodemus National Historic Site, and Yellowstone National Park. Check out associated photos on Flickr:
My favorite national park photos are here:
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