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Branda Nowell


NC State University

School of Public and International Affairs

Area(s) of Expertise

I study networks and institutional design in complex problem domains - particularly in the context of network meta-governance related to wildfires and wildfire resiiency. My current research interests include understanding the changes in institutional complexity that has occurred over the past 20 years in terms of the task environment of wildfire and the ways in which agencies are adapting to these changes. We are also studying how institutions respond to unprecedented events in order to identify institutional factors that promote and hinder effective adaptation.