Stanley Aash is a social scientist who studies the ways that human behavior, organizational behavior, and politics can be used to inform sustainable natural resource management and conservation. His interest in human-environment interactions spans from how to connect people—especially children—to the outdoors, to the impact of smoke from wildland fires on small forest communities. He is currently researching how ecosystem services provided by U.S. national forests might play a role in promoting involvement in nature-based activities and environmental stewardship. He is finding ways to use the psychological sciences, including social marketing and persuasive communication, to create and sustain pro-environmental behaviors such as energy conservation and efficiency. He is also researching the social feasibility and impact of a regional biofuels system for the Pacific Northwest.