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Amanda Bentley Brymer

Amanda Bentley Brymer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mailing Address

Department of Natural Resources and Society
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Amanda is a postdoctoral fellow working in coordination with USDA-ARS Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed to understand how rural communities across the Great Basin plan to survive and thrive in invasive annual grass systems. Amanda earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho, and a Master of Science in Recreation, Park, & Tourism Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Texas A&M University. Amanda's background in interdisciplinary collaboration and systems thinking inform her work on social-ecological processes and impacts to human well-being. Her research interests include the roles of communal processes and social support in mitigating the negative impacts of livelihood-related stressors in livestock production and ranch management.


  • Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2015
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 2011
  • B.A., Texas A&M University, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Eriksson, M., van Riper, C. J., Leitschuh, B., Bentley Brymer, A. L., Rawluk, A., Raymond, C. M., and Kenter, J. O. (2019). Social learning as a link between the individual and the collective: evaluating deliberation on social values. Sustainability Science, 14(5) 1323-1332.
  • Bentley Brymer, A. L., Taylor, D. T., Wulfhorst, J. D., Rimbey, N. R., and Tanaka, J. A. (2018). Economic and social impact assessment of ranching on public lands: guide to concepts, methods, and applications. Journal of Rangeland Applications, (4) 1-16.
  • Bentley Brymer, A. L., Wulfhorst, J. D., and Brunson, M. (2018). Analyzing stakeholders' workshop dialogue for evidence of social learning. Ecology & Society, 23(1) 42.
  • Bentley Brymer, A. L., Holbrook, J. D., Niemeyer, R. J., Suazo, A. A., Wulfhorst, J.D., Vierling, K. T., Newingham, B. A., Link, T. E., and Rachlow, J. L. (2016). A social-ecological impact assessment for public lands management: application of a conceptual and methodological framework. Ecology & Society, 21(3).
  • Bosque-Perez, N., Klos, Z. P., Force, J. E., Waits, L. P., Cleary, K., Rhoades, P., Galbraith, S. M., Bentley Brymer, A. L., O'Rourke, M., Eigenbrode, S. D., Finegan, B., Wulfhorst, J.D., Sibelet, N., and Holbrook, J. D. (2016). A pedagogical model for team-based, problem-focused interdisciplinary doctoral education. BioScience-Education. 66(6) 477-488.

Awards & Honors

  • NSF-IGERT Fellowship, University of Idaho (2011-2012)

Research Interests

  • rural communities & rangelands
  • social-ecological services
  • social interactions
  • social learning
  • social impact assessments
  • individual and community well-being


College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho
Rm: CNR 16B

Mailing Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Phone: 208-885-7428