Leave No Trace Scientists

Scientist Bios: Dr. Timothy James Mateer

About Timothy:

Timothy J. Mateer is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Human Centered Design at Cornell University. He received a dual PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment & Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. His research focuses on how exposure to natural environments through recreational and educational experiences helps to support thriving social and ecological systems.

“My work with Leave No Trace aims to understand how engagement in environmentally-responsible outdoor recreation can support the adoption of generalized pro-environmental behaviors across life domains.”

-Timothy James Mateer