H. Paul Friesema
Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research
PhD, University of Iowa; JD, Detroit College of Law
Professor Friesema's interests include natural resources and environmental policy as well as urban politics. He is author and co-author of four books, 17 monographs and technical reports, and some 30 scholarly articles. His most recent coauthored book is Forecasts and Environmental Decision Making (Westview Press, 1987). Much of his work focuses on the politics and policy issues arising from the environmental assessment process, including examining how the assessment process can be incorporated into land use planning. He has also been conducting a long-term study of the political empowerment of native peoples on issues concerning natural resources. Friesema also serves on a study team that is examining the possible outlines of a series of national parks in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Among his current research projects is a study of the new biological and cultural roles that national parks will struggle to assume in the next century.