Master of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, 1984
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University, 1981
Areas of Focus:
Sustainability (Built Environment Resilience)
Helping people and places cope with and adapt to wildfire in the intermountain west of the USA
David Hulse’s expertise, research and teaching focus on social-ecological systems and using computer-based tools to facilitate land and water use planning and natural resource decision-making. With a focus on the things that people can do at local and landscape scales, Dave works with interdisciplinary teams to explain the mechanisms controlling how social-ecological systems cope with and adapt to intensifying natural disturbance regimes. Recent efforts include alternative future scenario work with colleagues at the National Science Foundation and a consortium of universities to anticipate how, where and when enhanced social network capacities can reduce emerging risks from wildfire. Hulse is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a Fulbright Scholar; a recipient of the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology’s Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award, a corecipient of a group award of the 2012 International RiverPrize for work in the western U.S.A., and in 2012 was named by DesignIntelligence as one of the 25 Most Admired Teachers nationally in environmental design.