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Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment; Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences


B.S., 1967, M.A., 1970, and Ph.D., 1975, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh


  • Quantitative methods applied to resource management and environmental impact assessment
  • Marine pollution management
  • Ocean policy studies

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Thomas Leschine

Selected Publications

Leschine, T.M.  2010.  Human dimensions of nearshore restoration and shoreline armoring, with application to Puget Sound.  In Shipman, H., Dethier, M.N., Gelfenbaum, G., Fresh, K.L., and Dinicola, R.S., eds., 2010, Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring--Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop, May 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5254, p. 103-113.

Ryu, J., T.M. Leschine, J. Nam, W.K. Chang, and K. Dyson.  2011.  A resilience-based approach for comparing expert preferences across two large-scale coastal management programs.  Journal of Environmental Management.  92(1): 92-101. 

Rosa, E.A., S.P. Tuler, et al.  2010.  Nuclear waste: knowledge waste?  Science.  329: 762-763. 

Weber, E.P., T.M. Leschine, and J. Brock.  2010.  Civic science and salmon recovery planning in Puget Sound.  Policy Studies Journal.  38(2): 235-256. 

Bauer, M.B., P. Hoagland, T.M. Leschine, et al.  2009.  The importance of human dimensions research in managing harmful algal blooms.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.  8(2): 75-83. 

Leschine, T.M. and A.W. Petersen.  2007.  Valuing Puget Sound's Valued Ecosystem Components.  A White Paper Prepared for the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership, Tech. Rpt. 2007-07. 

Leschine, T.M. (ed.).  2007.  Long-Term Management of Contaminated Sites, Vol. 13 in Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, London, Elsevier JAI. 

Van Cleve, F.B., T.M. Leschine, T. Klinger, and C. Simenstad.  2006.  An evaluation of the influence of natural science in regional-scale restoration projects.  Environmental Management.  37(3): 367-379. 

Drew, C.D., T.L. Nyerges, and T.M. Leschine.  2004.  Promoting transparency of long-term environmental decisions: the Hanford decision mapping system pilot project.  Risk Analysis.  24(6): 1641-1664.

Leschine, T.M., B.T. Ferriss, K.P. Bell, K.K. Bartz, S. MacWilliams, M. Pico, and A.K. Bennett.  2003.  Challenges and strategies for better use of scientific information n the management of coastal estuaries.  Estuaries.  26(48): 1189-1204. 

Leschine, T.M., K.A. Lind, and R. Sharma.  2003.  Beliefs, values and technical assessment in environmental management: contaminated sediments in Puget Sound.  Coastal Management .  31(1) 1-24. 

Burger, J., T.M. Leschine, M. Greenberg, J.R. Karr, M. Gochfield, and C.W. Powers.  2003.  Shifting priorities at the Department of Energy's bomb factories: balancing protection of human and ecological health.  Environmental Management.  31(2): 157-167. 

Kinney, A.T. and T.M. Leschine.  2002.  A procedural evaluation of an analytic-deliberative process: the Columbia River comprehensive impact assessment.  Risk Analysis.  22(1): 83-100. 

Leschine, T.M.  2002.  Oil spills and the social amplification and attenuation of risk.  Spill Science and Technology Bulletin.  7(1-2): 63-73.