David HavlickDavid Havlick

Associate Professor
Columbine 2015
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curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
  • MS, Environmental Studies, University of Montana, 1992
  • AB, English, Dartmouth College, 1987

Research Interests:

  • Militarized Landscapes
  • Ecological Restoration, Ethics, and Policy
  • Conservation and Public Land Policy
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Politics
  • Critical Geography

Research Projects:

  • Authenticity and Historical Fidelity in Ecological Restoration: The Case of Former U.S. Military Lands," (with Co-PI Marion Hourdequin, Dept. of Philosophy, Colorado College). Supported by the National Science Foundation, Science, Technology and Society division, 2010-2014
  • Iron Curtain Trail, Central Europe
  • Fountain Creek watershed restoration
  • Recreational trail impacts (motorized, non-motorized)

Courses Taught:

  • World Regional Geography
  • Conservation and U.S. Public Lands
  • Recreation, Tourism, and the Environment
  • Restoration Geographies
  • Militarization, Environment, and Society
  • Sustainability Seminar
  • Cultural and Political Ecology
  • Qualitative Methods in Geography
  • Introduction to Human Geography

Awards and Honors:

  • 2014 LAS Outstanding Research and Creative Works Award
  • American Geographic Society, 2013 McColl Family Fellowship
  • Teaching Enhancement Award, "Enhancing Teaching in Sustainability and Geography: Wind Power Pilot Study," 2009-2010
  • Student Achievement Assessment Committee grant, "Assessment and Enhancement of the UCCS Minor in Sustainable Development," 2009-2010
  • National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Studies, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant, 2005-2006

Selected Publications:

  • Hourdequin, Marion and David G. Havlick (eds.) Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture (NY: Oxford University Press [under contract]).
  • Havlick, David G., Marion Hourdequin, and Matthew John. "Examining Restoration Goals at a Former Military Site," (in press, 2014) Nature and Culture 9(3).
  • Havlick, David G. 2014. "Opportunistic Conservation at Former Military Sites in the United States, "Progress in Physical Geography 38(3): 271-285.
  • Hourdequin, Marion and David G. Havlick. 2013. "Restoration and Authenticity Revisited," Environmental Ethics 35(1): 79-93.
  • Havlick, David G. 2011. "Disarming Nature: Converting Military Lands to Wildlife Conservation," The Geographical Review 101(2): 183-200.
  • Havlick, David G. and Martin W. Doyle. September 2009. "Restoration Geographies," Ecological Restoration 27(3): 240-243.
  • Doyle, Martin W., Emily H. Stanley, David G. Havlick, Mark J. Kaiser, George Steinbach, William L. Graf, Gerald E. Galloway, and J. Adam Riggsbee, "Aging Infrastructure and Ecosystem Restoration," Science 319 (18 January 2008): 286-287.
  • Havlick, David G. "Logics of Change for Military-to-Wildlife Conversions in the United States," GeoJournal 69(2007): 151-164.
  • Havlick, David G. March 2006. "Reconsidering Wilderness: Prospective Ethics for Nature, Technology, and Society," Ethics, Place and Environment 9(1): 47-62.
  • Havlick, David G. 2002. No Place Distant: Roads and Motorized Recreation on America's Public Lands. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. 297 pp.

Outreach and Service:

  • Director, UCCS Sustainable Development minor
  • Chair, UCCS Sustainability Committee
  • AAG Meridian Book Award Committee
  • Board Member, Rocky Mountain Field Institute
  • Board Member, Catamount Center for Geography of the Southern Rockies
  • Advisory Board, Wild Rockies Field Institute