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Wolf, Aaron

Department Chair
Office:  212 Wilkinson Hall
Phone:  541.737.2722
Fax:      541.737.1200
Email:   wolfa@geo.oregonstate.edu
Specialty: Water Resources Policy and Conflict Resolution, Middle East Geopolitics
Research Interests: Transboundary Water Conflicts and Conflict Resolution, Water Basin Technical and Policy Analysis, Environmental Policy Analysis

Curriculum Vitae


BA Physical Geography/Resource Management
San Francisco State University, 1985
MS Water Resources Management
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1990
PhD Land Resources
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1992


GEO 335 - Intro to Water Science and Policy
GEO 339 - Area Studies: Middle East
GEO 420/520 - Geography of Resource Use
GEO 424/524 - Water Resources Geography
GEO 425/525 - Water Resource Management in the U.S.
GEO 518 - Proseminar in Geography
GEO 529 - Topics: Water Resources Management
GEO 534 - Field Research in Physical Geography

Recent Publications

Wolf, A. ed. Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Water Systems. Cheltenham, UK: Elgar, 2002.

Amery, H. and A. Wolf, eds. "Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace." Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

Wolf, A. "Indigenous Approaches to Water Conflict Negotiations and Implications for International Waters." International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Vol. 5 #2, December 2000.

Graduate Students

McNally, Amy, MS, 2008
A Collaborative Potential Assessment of Project Atmospheric Brown Clouds
Odom, Olivia, MS, 2008, 
Institutional Capacity Building through Land and Water Stewardship Integration - An Analysis of Source Water Protection in Corvallis, Oregon. (Benton County Soil and Water District Fellowship, 2007-08)
Bakker, Marloes, PhD, 2007, 
Transboundary River Floods: Vulnerability of Continents, International River Basins and Countries. (Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, 2005)
Boehlert, Brent, MS, 2006
Irrigated Agriculture, Energy, and Endangered Species in the Upper Klamath Basin: Evaluating Trade-Offs and Interconnections. (Co-advised with Bill Jaeger)
Geren, Barbara, MS, 2006
Predicting Sediment Delivery from Small Catchments in the Western Cascades of Oregon. (Co-advised with Hannah Gosnell)
Jarvis, Todd, PhD, 2006
Transboundary Groundwater: Geopolitical Consequence, Commons Sense, and the Law of the Hidden Sea.(Williamson Water Prize for leadership and academic excellence, 2006)
Blankespoor, Brian, MS, 2004
Irrigated Agriculture as an Indicator of Socio-Political Stability in the Wadi el Far'a, West Bank
Larson, Kelli, PhD, 2004
Residents' Attitudes Toward Water Resource Protection in Metropolitan Portland, Oregon. (Co-directed with Mary Santelmann.) (Honorable Mention, Universities Council on Water Resources PhD Dissertation Awards, 2005.) (Association of American Geographers Water Resources Specialty Group Best Paper, 2000.)
Matsumoto, Kyoko, MS, 2002
Transboundary Groundwater and International Law: Past Practices and Current Implications
Pearson, Cathy, MS, 2002
Towards a Better Understanding of Water Quality Management in International Basins
Giordano, Meredith, PhD, 2002
Water Quality Management in International River Basins. Sasakawa Award for Research in Sustainable Development, 2001, 2002
Yoffe, Shira, PhD, 2002
Indicators of Future Water Dispute. Universities Council on Water Resources Best Dissertation, 2002
Wise, Daniel, MS, 2001
Irrigated versus Irrigable Land at the Global Scale