University of California, Berkeley
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM)
• Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, 2010-2015. Advisors: Reginald Barrett & Lynn Huntsinger
• M.S., Range Management, 2008-2010. Advisor: James Bartolome

University of Notre Dame, 1998-2002
• B.A., Program of Liberal Studies
• B.A., Spanish


Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist: 2016-Present
University of California, Berkeley

Fellow with American Association for the Advancement of Science: 2016-2017
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Adjunct Professor in Water Resources: 2016
George Washington University

Postdoctoral Researcher: 2015-16
University of California, Berkeley

Research, Teaching, and Service
Graduate Student in Extension Pilot Program Development, 2013-2015
Co-organizer of Cooperative Extension Seminar, Spring 2013
Graduate Student Instructor – American Wildlife, 2008, 2012
Committee to Revise Core Curriculum for ESPM, 2012
ESPM Graduate Student Coordinator, Spring 2011
East Bay Regional Parks, Rangeland Monitoring Project – 2008- 2011
UC Berkeley Center for Forestry, Evaluation of Integrated Hardwood Program, 2010
Point Reyes National Seashore, Elk Population Biology Research, 2007-2008
Literature Seminar at Juvenile Justice Center, 2001

Independent Environmental Consulting, May 2009 – 2013
Renewable Energy Environmental Impact Review

Hill & Knowlton, 2007
Public Affairs Consultancy, Senior Account Executive

U.S. Department of Justice, 2002-2007
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern Dist. of California, 2004-2007
Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC, 2004
Antitrust Division, Washington, DC, 2003

Philmont Backpacking Ranch, Boy Scouts of America, Cimarron, New Mexico, 1999, 2001


Brunson, M.; Coppock, D. L.; Epanchin-Niell, B.; Hardegree, S; Kreuter, U.; Macaulay, L.; Rollins, K; Gornish, E. S. In review. Social, environmental, and economic perspectives on outcome uncertainty in rangeland restoration decision-making.

Stackhouse, J; Giusti, G.; Macaulay, L.; In review. Game Species Management and Economics of Hunting Enterprises in California Grasslands. Grasslands.

Macaulay, L.; Butsic, V.; In press. Ownership characteristics and crop selection in California cropland. California Agriculture.

Shapero, M.; Dobrovna, I; Macaulay, L.; 2017.  Implications of changing spatial dynamics of irrigated pasture, California’s third largest agricultural water use. Science of the Total Environment.

Macaulay, L. 2016. The role of wildlife-associated recreation in private land use and conservation: Providing the missing baseline. Land Use Policy 58: 218–233.

Macaulay, L. 2015. Pastured Pig Production in California Oak Woodlands: Lessons from the Spanish Dehesa.

Macaulay, L. 2015. Proceedings of the 7th Oak Symposium. Evaluating Recreational Use as an Incentive for Habitat Conservation on Private Land in California.

Huntsinger, L., N. Sayre, and L. Macaulay. 2014. Ranchers, land tenure, and grass-roots governance: maintaining pastoralist use of rangelands in the U.S. in three different settings. In: Davies, J. (ed). International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report: Rangeland resource governance: the foundation of sustainable development.

Macaulay, Luke T.; Starrs, Paul F.; Carranza, Juan, 2013. Hunting in Managed Oak Woodlands: Contrasts Among Similarities, in: Mediterranean Oak Woodland Working Landscapes. Springer, pp. 311–350.


Hopkinson, P., Hammond, M., Macaulay, L., & Bartolome, J. 2011. Grazing Management Plan, Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, California State Parks.

Macaulay, L. 2011.  Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program (IHRMP) Evaluation Report. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Bartolome, J., Hopkinson, P., Hammond, M., Kellogg, B., Macaulay, L., Spiegal, S., & Voelker, B. 2009. Cowell Ranch Ecosystem Management Alternatives Plan, California State Parks.

Hopkinson, P., Hammond, M., Bartolome, J., & Macaulay, L. 2009. Grazing Management Plan, Macedo Ranch, Mount Diablo State Park.

East Bay Regional Park District Annual Report: Birds Abundance and Diversity.  2010.

East Bay Regional Park District Annual Report: Invertebrate & Bird Abundance and Diversity. 2009.

Popular Press Publications

“What about native fish?”  Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. April 2010. Letters.

“Made in California – meth.”  San Francisco Chronicle.  November 30, 2006.  Op-ed.  Drafted by Luke Macaulay for U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan.

“Criminal Case Filing Comparison Inaccurate.” November 13, 2006.  Letter to the Editor.  The Recorder, By Luke Macaulay, Spokesman, U.S. Attorney’s Office, San Francisco.


Workshops Organized or Led

Introduction to Analysis of National Datasets in R. Graduate Group in Cooperative Extension Workshop. October 14, 2014.

The role of hunting in modern conservation biology.  North America Congress for Conservation Biology, July 2014. Submitted proposal, identified speakers, developed curriculum and performed marketing for entire event. Built workshop website at Featured in Missoulian newspaper article and ESPM blog.

How to write a policy brief, by Dr. David Zilberman. University of California, Berkeley. February 25, 2014.

Recent Presentations

Invited speaker to the California Forest Council Executive Committee. Wildlife Recreation Economics and Private Land. Scheduled for November 5, 2015.

Conservation, economics and management of hunting on private land. Golden Gate Chapter of Safari Club International. Pleasant Hill, California. August 19, 2015.

Jamon iberico de bellota, aka Iberian ham of acorn… in California. Outdoor Pig Production: Managing Forage and Natural Resources for a Successful Farm Business. Healdsburg, California. June 2015.

Introduction to the Graduate Student in Extension (GSE) Pilot Program.  Co-speakers John Battles & Vanessa Murua. UC ANR County Directors Meeting. July 17, 2015.

Conservation, economics and management of hunting on private land. Finishing Talk for Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley. May 2015.

Evaluating recreational use as an incentive for habitat conservation on private land. Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. Sacramento, California. February 2015.

Conservation Practices and Hunting on California Ranches. Meat Production and Food Safety Program Team Meeting. Reno, Nevada. November 2014.

Evaluating recreational use as an incentive for habitat conservation on private land. 7th Oak Symposium. Visalia, California. November 2014.

Recreational Spending on U.S. Private Lands Economic and Conservation Impact. Western Section of Wildlife Society. Reno, Nevada. February 2014.

Paid Hunting Operations: Conservation and Revenue Potential. Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Workshop and Training Program.  Morgan Hill, California. October 2013.

Recreational Income on U.S. Private Lands: The Conservation Impact.  International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Estes Park, Colorado. June 2013.

Recreational Income on Farms and Ranches: Economics of Private Lands Recreation.  Western Section of Wildlife Society. Sacramento, California. February 2013.

Economic Role of Hunting in Private Oak Savanna Ranches in California.  International Wildlife Management Congress. Durban, South Africa. July 2012.


Visiting Scholar at CSIC and INIA, Madrid, Spain, Fall 2009
Study Abroad in Toledo, Spain, Spring 2000
Summer Service Fellowship in El Salvador


Graduate Training in Cooperative Extension Fellowship, 2014
Goertz Chair Fellowship, 2012-2014Golden Gate Chapter of Safari Club International Research Grant 2012, 2013Graduate Division Summer Fellowship, 2012Environmental Science, Policy & Management Fellowship, 2011, 2014National Science Foundation GRFP – Honorable Mention 2010Range Management Scholarship Award, 2008Wilson Scholarship, 1998-2002


·      Associate Rangeland Manager – California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management

·      Steering committee for Graduate Students in Extension (GSE) Program, 2014-2015

·      Statistical programming in R

·      Visual Basic programming in Excel

·      ArcGIS mapping and analysis

·      Certified Hunter Education Instructor with California Department of Fish & Wildlife

·      Fluent in Spanish

·      Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2008

·      Wildlife Society: Webmaster of San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 2009-2011

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