outdoor grow within hillside forest

Cannabis landscapes in Southern Oregon

In this StoryMap, and across her research, Phoebe Parker-Shames examines the role of humans within ecological systems. The interactive map explores how cannabis landscapes in Josephine County change over time and how these changes interact with the region’s biodiversity. 

Dr. Parker-Shames is an interdisciplinary researcher combining landscape ecology, wildlife conservation, community ecology, and social science. Her work engages stakeholders in conservation solutions that intersect policy, management, and the environment. Currently, she is the Wildlife Ecologist for the Presidio of San Francisco,  previously she was a postdoctoral researcher with the CRC, where her work focused on the ecological outcomes of cannabis legalization.