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Rebecca Lave
IU Bloomington

Rebecca Lave

Department of Geography

Expert Bio

Rebecca Lave is a professor of geography at Indiana University. Her research takes a critical physical geography approach, combining political economy, science and technology studies, and fluvial geomorphology to analyze stream restoration, the politics of environmental expertise, and community-based responses to flooding.

She has published in journals including Science and Social Studies of Science, and is the author of two monographs: “Fields and Streams: Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science” (2012, University of Georgia Press) and “Streams of Revenues: The Restoration Economy and the Ecosystems It Creates” (2021 MIT Press; co-written with Martin Doyle).

Areas of Expertise

Clean Water Act, stream restoration, environmental markets, mitigation, mitigation banking, compensatory mitigation, political economy of science, Rosgen.

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