University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lisa Naughton

Department Chair, Professor of Geography


Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1997
PhD, University of Florida-Gainesville, 1996

Research Areas

Biodiversity conservation in developing countries; Social conflict and land use around protected areas; Land tenure & property rights; Attitudes toward wildlife; Wildlife conservation in human-dominated landscapes; Tropical Africa; Tropical South America

Current Research

- Participatory zoning in Tambopata, Peru
- Analysis of process and land cover outcomes
- The impact of land tenure in tropical forest regions
- People-wildlife interactions around protected areas in East Africa
- Attitudes toward wolves and wolf recovery in Wisconsin

Courses Taught

Geog 339 Environmental Conservation
Geog 434 People, Wildlife and Landscapes
Geog 538 The Humid Tropics: Ecology and Development
Geog 930 People and Protected Areas in the Tropics
Geog 930 People, Wildlife and Landscapes


- Women in Geography, UW Madison
- Editorial board, Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy
- Association of American Geographers
- American Association of University Women
- Graduate Women in Science
- Society for Conservation Biology

Recent Publications

Hogberg, J., Treves, A., Shaw, B. and L. Naughton-Treves. In review. Does a public hunt improve attitudes toward wolves? Early evidence from Wisconsin.

Weisse, M., Omrudy, M, Roth, R. and L. Naughton-Treves. In press. "Who owns paradise: Using web mapping to enhance a geography course exercise about tropical forest conservation". Journal of Maps. 9 pp.

Naughton-Treves, L., L'Roe, J., L'Roe, A. and A. Treves. In press. A long term comparison of local perceptions of crop raiding at Kibale National Park, Uganda: Exploring consistency across individuals and sites. pp. xx-xx. in Human-Wildlife Conflict: an Interdisciplinary Approach. K. Hill et al. (Eds) Berghahn Books, London.

L'Roe, J. and L. Naughton-Treves. 2014. Effects of a conservation policy-induced income shock on forest-dependent households in the Peruvian Amazon. Ecological Economics 97: 9 pp.

Hazzah, L., Dolreny, S., Naughton, L., Edwards, C., Mwebi, O. , Kearney, F. and L. Frank. 2014. "Participation and Payments: Efficacy of two lion conservation programs in Maasailand, Kenya". Conservation Biology. 28(3):851-860.

Karanth, K., DeFries, R. Naughton-Treves, L. and A. Gopalaswamy. 2013. "Living with Wildlife and Mitigating Conflicts around Three Indian Protected Areas". Environmental Management. 52(6): 1320-1332.

Treves, A., Naughton-Treves, L. and V. Shelley. 2013. "Longitudinal analysis of attitudes toward wolves" Conservation Biology. 27(2): 315-323.

Robinson, B., M. Holland and L. Naughton-Treves. 2013. "Does secure land tenure save forests? A meta-analysis of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation". Global Environmental Change. DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.05.012

Naughton-Treves, L. and K. Wendland. 2013. "Land Tenure and Tropical Forest Carbon Management" World Development. DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.01.010

Holland, M., de Koning, F, Morales, M, Naughton-Treves, L., Robinson, B. and L. Suárez. 2013. "Complex tenure and deforestation: implications for conservation incentives in the Ecuadorian Amazon". World Development. DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.01.012

Jackson, M. and L. Naughton-Treves. 2012. "Eco-bursaries as incentives for conservation around Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya". Environmental Conservation. 39 (4): 347-356.

Naughton-Treves, L., Alix-Garcia, J. and C. Chapman. 2012. "Land tenure issues in tropical forest: whom to pay for carbon offsets?" pp. xx in Falque, M. and H. Lamotte (eds). Biodiversity, Property Rights, Economics and the Environment. Conference proceedings. Bruylant Publishers.

Naughton-Treves, L. 2012. "Participatory Zoning to Balance Conservation and Development in Protected Areas" pp. 235-252 in J. Ingram et al eds. The Application of Ecology in Development Solutions. Springer Press, New York.

Naughton-Treves, L. and C. Day. eds. 2012. Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+.Case Studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Madison, Wisconsin: UW-Madison Land Tenure Center. USAID

Day, C. and L. Naughton-Treves. 2012. "Introduction: Early Efforts to Secure Land Tenure within Forest Carbon Management Projects" Chpt. 1 in Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+.Case Studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Madison, Wisconsin: UW-Madison Land Tenure Center.

Lastarria, S., Morales, M., Naughton-Treves, L. and L. Suárez. 2012. Efforts to secure indigenous communal land rights in NW Ecuador. Chpt 10 in Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+.Case Studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Madison, Wisconsin. UW-Madison Land Tenure Center.

Naughton-Treves, L., Chapman, C. and J. Alix-Garcia. 2011. "Parks and Poverty: Lessons from a decade of forest loss and economic growth around Kibale National Park, Uganda". Proc of Natl Academy of Science. 108(34): 13919-13924.

Shelley, V., A. Treves and L. Naughton-Treves. 2011. "Attitudes to Wolves and Wolf Policy among Ojibwe Tribal Members and Non-tribal Residents of Wisconsin's Wolf Range". Human Dimensions of Wildlife.16(6): 397-413.

Bruce, J., K. Wendland and L. Naughton-Treves. 2010. "Whom to pay? Key Concepts and Terms regarding Tenure and Property Rights in Payment-based Forest Ecosystem Conservation." Land Tenure Center Policy Brief 15.

Morales, M., Naughton-Treves, L. and L. Suárez (Eds). 2010. Seguridad en la tenencia de la tierra e incentives para la conservación de bosques. Quito-Ecuador: Publicaciones ECOLEX. 95 pp.

Agarwala, M., Naughton-Treves, L., Sumar, S. and A. Treves. 2010. "Paying for wolves in Solapur, India and Wisconsin, USA: The politics and practice of compensation". Biodiversity Conservation. 143:2945-55.

Wendland, K., Naughton-Treves, L. Suárez, L. and Suyanto. 2010."Rewards for Ecosystem Services and Collective Land Tenure: Lessons from Ecuador and Indonesia". Mountain Research Forum. Vol X(1):19-22.

Treves, A., Jurewicz, R., Naughton-Treves, L. and D. Wilcove. 2009. "The Price of Tolerance: Wolf Damage Payments After Recovery". Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI 10.1007/s10531-009-9695-2

Naughton-Treves, L. 2007. "Collaborative land use planning. Zoning for conservation and development in protected areas". LTC Policy Briefing, #4. August.

Naughton-Treves, L., et al. 2006. "Expanding protected areas and incorporating human resource use: A study of 15 forest parks in Ecuador and Peru" Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy.

Treves, A., Wallace, R., Naughton-Treves, L. and A. Morales. 2006. "Co-managing human-wildlife conflicts: A review." Human Dimensions of Wildlife.11(6): 383 - 396.

Naughton-Treves, L., Chapman, C. and D. Kammen. 2006. "Burning Biodiversity: Commerical and subsistence use of woody biomass in western Uganda", Biological Conservation. 134:232 - 241.

Naughton-Treves, L., Buck, M. and K. Brandon. 2005. "The Role of Protected Areas in Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Local Livelihoods" Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 30:219-252.

Chiyo, P.I., Cochrane, E.P., Naughton-Treves, L.and G.I. Basuta. 2005. "Temporal patterns in crop raiding by elephants. A response to changes in forage quality of crop availability?" African Journal of Ecology. 43:48-55.

Naughton-Treves, L., and A. Treves. 2005. "Socio-ecological factors shaping local attitudes to wildlife in rural Africa", pp. 253-277 in Woodroffe, R. et al. (eds) People and Wildlife: Conflict and Coexistance. Cambridge University Press.

Treves, A. and Naughton-Treves, L.. 2005. "Evaluating Lethal Contol in the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict", pp. 86-106 in Woodroffe, R. et al. (eds) People and Wildlife: Conflict and Coexistance. Cambridge University Press.

Naughton-Treves, L. and N. Salafsky. 2004. "Wildlife conservation in agroforestry buffer zones: Opportunity and conflict." pp. 319-345 in G. Schroth, et. al, editors, Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes. Island Press.

Naughton-Treves, L.. 2004. "Deforestation and carbon emissions at tropical frontiers: A case study from the Peruvian Amazon" World Development. 32:173-190.

Chapman, C., Chapman, L.J., Naughton-Treves, L.., Lawes, M.J., and L.R. McDowell. 2004. Predicting folivorous primate abundance: Validation of a nutrition model. American Journal of Primatology. 62:55-69

Treves, A., Naughton-Treves, L., Harper, E., Mladenoff, D., Rose, R., Sickley, T. and A. Wydeven. 2004. "Predicting human-carnivore conflict: A spatial model based on 25 years of wolf predation on livestock" Conservation Biology. 18:114-125.

Chapman, C.A., M.J. Lawes, Naughton-Treves, L., and T.R. Gillespie. 2003. "Primate survival in community-owned forest fragments: Are metapopulation models useful amidst intensive use?" in L.K. Marsh, editor, Primate Ecology and Conservation. Kluwer Academic /Plenum Publishers, New York. Pp. 63-78.

Naughton-Treves, L., Mena, J.L., Treves, A., Alvarez, N. and V. Radeloff. 2003. "Wildlife survival beyond park boundaries: The impact of slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting on mammals in Tambopata, Peru" Conservation Biology. 17:1106-1117.

Alvarez, N. and Naughton-Treves, L.. 2003. "Linking national agrarian policy to deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon: A case study of Tambopata, 1986-1997" Ambio. 23:269-274.

Grossberg, R., Treves, A. and Naughton-Treves, L.. 2003. "The incidental ecotourist - Measuring visitor impacts on endangered howler monkeys inhabiting an archaeological site in Belize" Environmental Conservation. 30(1):40-51.

Naughton-Treves, L., Grossberg, R. and A. Treves. 2003. "Paying for tolerance? The impact of livestock depredation and compensation payments on rural citizens' atttiudes toward wolves" Conservation Biology. 17(6):1500-1511.

Naughton-Treves, L. 2002. "Wild animals in the garden: Conserving wildlife in Amazonian agroecosystems." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 92(3):488-506.

Naughton-Treves, L. and C. Chapman. 2002. "Fuelwood resources on fallow land in East Africa." Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 14:19-32.

Awards and Honors

- Fulbright-IIE, Universidad Austral de Chile & Universidad de Magallanes, Chile, 2012-13
- USAID. Promoting Transformation by Linking Natural Resources, Economic Growth and Governance, 2007-12 (PI for LTC/UW-Madison, Lead PI: D. Wilkie, WCS)
- Picard Chair of Geography, 2008-09
- Vilas Faculty Associate Research Award, 2006-07
- Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship. Reforming Environmental Governance: The Ecuadorian Experience with Protected Areas, 2006-07
- Fulbright-IIE, Research and Teaching Grant, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 2005-06
- Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award for 2005 - Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, 2001-02
- Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, 2000-01 (declined)
- Lilly Teaching Fellowship, UW-Madison, 1999-2000
- MacArthur Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environment and Security, Princeton University, 1996-97
- American Association of University Women Fellowship, 1995

Graduate Students and Postdocs

N. Kimambo (M.Sc.) "Forest Connectivity in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania"
N. Etchart (Ph.D, co-advisor w/ M. Robertson) "PES & Development in Ecuador"
P. Stowhas (M.Sc.) "Wildlife presence in agroecosystems in Chile's Lake District"
M. Weisse (M.Sc.) "Do Buffer Zones slow Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon?"
J. L'Roe (Ph.D., co-advisor w/ H. Gibbs) "Land tenure and land use change in Western Uganda"

C. Poelking (Honors thesis, Geography) "Wildlife corridors around Amboseli NP, Kenya" 2013
E. Johnson (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow)
H. Robertson (M.Sc.) "Promoting a Caribbean Bird Trail to advance sustainable ecotourism" 2012
R. Marsh (M.Sc.) "Decentralization and forest use, Andasibe, Madagascar" 2012
J. Long (M.Sc.) "Forest use and Dependency, Peru" 2012
S. Jones (M.Sc.) "Social capital and natural resource conservation in Coast Province, Kenya" 2010
M. Holland (Ph.D.) "Biodiversity conservation and human welfare in Mesoamerica" 2009
M. Purdy (M.Sc.) "A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Mangrove Change in Honduras" 2008
M. Vicksta (M.Sc.) "Mapping Wolf Recovery in Wisconsin" 2008
M. Gooch (M.Sc.) "Local attitutudes toward Aruboko-Sokoke Reserve, Kenya" 2008
M. Reuling (M.Sc.) "Land use change and wildlife corridors around Shimba Hills Reserve, Kenya" 2007
K. Martin (M.Sc.) "Wolf dispersal patterns in rural landscapes of the Lake Superior Region" 2007
R. Rose (Ph.D.) "A Multi-scaled Model of Land Cover Change in Northwestern Wisconsin" 2007
P. Witucki (M.Sc.) "The impact of fencing on land use and cover at Aberdares National Park, Kenya" 2005
K. Kapp (M.Sc.) "Socioecological correlates of Human-Black Bear conflict in N. Wisconsin" 2005
V. Blank (M.Sc.) "Participatory mapping for community management of land and biodiversity in WI" 2004
E. Dutilly (Honors thesis, Geography) "Land Tenure Disputes in three Protected Forests of Ecuador" 2004
M. Schenck (M.Sc.) "Poverty and the demand for bush meat in Gabon" 2003
J. Ewald-Equivel (M.Sc.) "Tropical forest restoration ecology in a developing country context" 2002
N. Alvarez (M.Sc.) "Land use and deforestation in Bajo Madre de Dios, Peru" 2001
S. Benson (Honors thesis, Geography) "Type II Clean Development Mechanism Projects in C. America" 2000
E. Parker (Honors thesis, Geography) "Carbon sequestration and forest conservation at Rio Bravo, Belize" 2000
K. Archabald (M.Sc.) "Ecotourism revenue sharing around Jozani Forest Reserve, Zanzibar" 2000

Other Activities

- "Learning about Deer Hunting" (story by the Wisconsin State Journal)
- Wolf recovery in Wisconsin
- Land tenure issues related to forest carbon sequestration projects in developing countries
- Decentralization and governance of protected areas in developing countries
- Chair, Undergraduate Program, Department of Geography, UW-Madison
- Faculty Affiliate, Land Tenure Center, UW-Madison
- Program Committee Member, Graduate Program in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, Nelson Inst for Env Studies
- Scientific Advisor to the Endangered Resources Program of the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources
- Collaborative research with international conservation organizations, including: The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science The Wildlife Conservation Society

Contact Information

Office Hours: Wed 1-2 or by appt,

Mailing Address:

Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 355
Science Hall
550 North Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1404

Phone: (608) 262-4846

Fax: 6082653991