The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Gary E. Machlis

Professor of Environmental Sustainability
Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Parks @ Clemson University

Tel: 864-656-6802
Location: 260 Lehotsky Hall

B.S./B.A. 1973, University of Washington (Outdoor Recreation)
M.S. 1975, University of Washington (Forestry)
M.Phil. 1978, Yale University (Environmental Sociology)
Ph.D 1979, Yale University (Human Ecology)

Research Interests:
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Human ecology
  • Science Policy
  • Conservation

Publications: (last 5 years)

Machlis, G. and C. Kooistra. 2012. Science during crisis: The DOI Strategic Sciences Group and its OSS inspiration. The OSS Society Journal (Fall 2012): 48-50.

National Park System Advisory Board Science Committee (NPS member). 2012. Revisiting Leopold: Resource Stewardship in the National Parks. National Park System Advisory Board, Washington, DC.

Machlis, G.E., Frankovich, T.A., Alcolado, P.M., García-Machado, E., Hernández-Zanuy, A.C., Hueter, R.E., Knowlton, N., Perera, E, and J.W. Tunnell Jr. (2012) US-Cuba scientific collaboration: Emerging issues and opportunities in marine and related environmental sciences. Oceanography 25(2): 227-231.

Machlis, G.E. and M.K. McNutt.  2011. Black swans, wicked problems, and science during crisis. Oceanography 24(3): 318-320.

Machlis, G.E., J. Colón, J, and J. McKendry. 2011. Science for Haiti: A Report on Advancing Haitian Science and Science Education Capacity. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

Machlis, G.E. and M.K. McNutt. 2010. Scenario-building for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Science 329: 1018-1019.

Machlis, G.E., T. Hanson, J. McKendry and Z. Špirić (eds.), 2011. Warfare Ecology: A New Synthesis for Peace and Security. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

McKendry, J.E. and G.E. Machlis. 2009. Cartographic design and the quality of climate change maps. Climatic Change 5(1-2): 219-230.

Hanson, T., T.M. Brooks, G.A.B. da Fonseca, M. Hoffman, J.F. Lamoreaux, G.E. Machlis, C.G. Mittermeier, R.A. Mittermeier, and J.D. Pilgrim. 2009. Warfare in biodiversity hotspots. Conservation Biology 23(3): 578-587.

Machlis, G.E. and T. Hanson. 2009. Sobre la ecología de los conflictos armados.  Papeles de Relaciones Ecosociales y Cambio Global 105: 11-23.

Machlis, G.E. and T. Hanson. 2008. Warfare Ecology. BioScience 58(8): 729-736. 

Courses Taught:

  • PRTM 8200 - Recreation Resource Policy Issues and Processes