Karen Bailey

  • Karen Bailey
    Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
    University of Colorado Boulder

    Karen Bailey

    Principal Investigator

    Dr. Karen Bailey is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a systems researcher interested in understanding how human-environment interactions impact human health and well-being and natural resources. She completed her PhD in 2018 in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Florida (McCleery Lab) and a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Environmental Studies Program (Hartter Lab) in 2020. She is interested in sustainable livelihoods, wildlife conservation, global change, and coupled human natural systems. She also has a strong commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in environmental work and STEM more broadly.


  • Bailey, Karen M., Katie R. Hooker, Anne A. Loggins, Alex D. Potash, Donald W. Hardeman, and Robert A. McCleery. 2022. “It Pays to Get Paid: Factors Influencing Wildlife‐related Employment Success.” Wildlife Society Bulletin 46 (1).   https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.1252

  • Gaughan, Andrea E., Nicholas E. Kolarik, Forrest R. Stevens, Narcisa G. Pricope, Lin Cassidy, Jonathan Salerno, Karen M. Bailey, Michael Drake, Kyle Woodward, and Joel Hartter. 2022. “Using Very-High-Resolution Multispectral Classification to Estimate Savanna Fractional Vegetation Components.” Remote Sensing 14 (3): 551.   https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14030551

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