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Paul Lachapelle

Montana State University
United States
Email paul.lachapelle [at] montana [period/dot] edu

Paul Lachapelle is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Montana State University-Bozeman. His teaching and research spans many disciplines and practices including community climate change resiliency, climate change pedagogy, and social justice topics. His publications include the edited book, Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level (Routledge 2019). He earned a Ph.D. (Forestry) at the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation and serves as Editor of the Community Development Society Current Issues Book Series and member of the Board of Directors (and past-President 2016-2019) of the International Association for Community Development.

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Kipp, J., Klain, R., Lachapelle, P. & McCann, R. 2021. “Extension climate and extreme weather programming: Successes, challenges, and opportunities.” eXtension Foundation online FlippingBook.

Higgins, S., A. Adams, M. Eggers, L. Byron, P. Lachapelle, S. Moyce, R. Ready, L. Richidt, J. Robohm, and E. Webber. 2021. Whose Health is Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Impacts? In: Adams A, Byron R, Maxwell B, Higgins S, Eggers M, Byron L, Whitlock C. “Climate Change and Human Health in Montana: A Special Report of the Montana Climate Assessment.” (pg. 71-108). Bozeman MT: Montana State University, Institute on Ecosystems, Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity. 216 p.

Howard, M., A. Selena, P. Lachapelle and M. Schure. 2020. “Farmer and Rancher Perceptions of Climate Change and Their Relationships with Mental Health.” The Journal of Rural Mental Health.

Lachapelle, P.R. 2020. “The National Extension Climate Initiative.” Rural Connections, 13, 2: 25-28.

Lachapelle, P.R., and D. Albrecht. (Eds.), 2019. “Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States.” Community Development Research and Practice Series, New York: Routledge.

Lachapelle, P.R., and D. Albrecht. 2019. Community approaches to climate change: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century. In: Lachapelle, P.R., and D. Albrecht. (Eds.), “Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States.” Community Development Research and Practice Series, New York: Routledge.

Ward, M. and P.R. Lachapelle (Eds.). 2019. “4-H Weather and Climate Youth Learning Lab.” Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 70 pages.

Haggerty, J., K. Smith, J. Weigle, T. Kelsey, K. Walsh, R. Coupal, D. Kay, and P. Lachapelle. 2019. “Tradeoffs, balancing, and adaptation in the agriculture-oil and gas nexus: Insights from farmers and ranchers in the United States.” Energy Research & Social Science. 47:84-92.

Lachapelle, P.R., K. Smith, J. Haggerty and T. Kelsey. 2018. “The National Extension Oil and Gas Initiative.” Journal of Extension.

Haggerty, J., K. Smith, T. Mastel, J. Lapan, and P. Lachapelle. 2017. “Assessing, monitoring, and addressing boomtown impacts in the US: evaluating an existing public health model.” Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 36:1, 115-127.