Nicholas James Reo

|Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Native American Studies

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Dr. Nicholas J. Reo is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He is Associate Professor of Native American and Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College where he studies Indigenous knowledge and ecological stewardship on Indigenous lands. Dr. Reo blends ecological, anthropological and Indigenous methodologies in his work, often via tribal community-university partnerships.


313 Sherman House
HB 6152


  • B.S. University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • M.S. University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife

Selected Publications

  • Reo, N.J., S.M. Topkok, N. Kanayurak, J.N. Stanford, D.A. Peterson, and L.J. Whaley (2019) Environmental Change and Sustainability of Indigenous Languages in Northern Alaska. Arctic 72(3): 215–228. DOI:

  • Schuster, R., R.R. Germain, J.R. Bennett, N.J. Reo, and P. Arcese (2019) Vertebrate biodiversity on indigenous-managed lands in Australia, Brazil, and Canada equals that in protected areas. Environmental Science & Policy 101. pp 1-6.

  • Reo, N.J. (2019) Inawendiwin and Relational Accountability in Anishnaabeg Studies: The Crux of the Biscuit. Journal of Ethnobiology, 39(1):65-75.

  • Reo, N.J. and L.A. Ogden (2018) From invasive species to migrating nations: broad perspectives of invasive species plants in Anishnaabe aki. Sustainability Science: 1-10.

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Works In Progress

  • Manajiwin: Respecting Tribes, First Nations and Cultural Resources in Cooperative Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making funded by US Dept of Intertior, Upper Midwest – Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative

  • Aanii Ezhi-maamwiboodaweyaang: Restoring (traditional) knowledge, ecosystems & tribal relations through fire management