Barbara Cosens is a Professor with the University of Idaho (UI) College of Law and the Waters of the West Graduate Program. She has a BS and MS in Geology and a JD from University of California, Hastings. She teaches Water Law, Water Policy, Law Science and the Environment, and a leads a team taught graduate course in Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources. Barbara coordinates the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program at UI. Her research interests include the integration of law and science in education, water governance, and dispute resolution; adaptive water governance and resilience; and the recognition and settlement of Native American water rights.
Activities and Products
- Mapping legal authority for riparian conservation corridors
- Building ecological resilience through coordinated riparian conservation
- Mapping legal authority for corridor conservation: local footholds for cross-boundary coordination
- Integrated legal-ecological landscape mapping identifies priority areas for habitat connectivity