Mike Dockry, PhD

Research Forester / Social Scientist at the USDA Northern Research Station, Strategic Foresight Group and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources

Mike Dockry is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He is a research forester and social scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in St. Paul, Minnesota. Located on the University of Minnesota’s campus, he is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Forest Resources. Mike is part of a team of ecological and social scientists working on interdisciplinary research to support foresighted natural resource management decisions. His research interests include understanding social aspects of forest and natural resource management, sustainability, indigenous community forestry, strategic foresight research, and environmental history. He is involved in several projects supporting sustainable forest management and climate change adaptation with American Indian communities in the Great Lakes.

A dynamic presenter, Mike will blend his diverse experiences working with the Menominee Tribe and a range of other projects that examine people’s relationships with forest stewardship. He brings a unique perspective on the role of people, communities, and forest conservation. Mike earned a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison, a Master’s Degree in Forest Ecology and Ecophysiology from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin Madison.