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Jason Papenfuss

Jason Papenfuss

PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


Jason Papenfuss is researching the relationships between mindfulness and ecologically sustainable behavior.

Attention to one's subjective experience is reported to improve measurable states of physical and mental well-being, and lead to increased self-awareness or reflexivity. Jason is particularly interested in the extent to which various contemplative practices might lead to social dynamics congruent with ecological dynamics.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Sustainability and Society

Research Assistant Experience

  • Conservation Biology - Adapative management in Voyageurs National Park


  • MS, Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
  • BS, Chemical Engineering (chemistry minor), University of Minnesota
  • BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota


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Journal Articles


Cloutier, S., A. Karner, H. L. Breetz, P. Toufani, N. C. Onat, S. Patel, S. N. Paralkar, E. Berejnoi, B. Morrison, J. T. Papenfuss, A. D. Briggs and C. Carlson. 2017. Measures of a sustainable commute as a predictor of happiness. Sustainability 9(7):1214. DOI: 10.3390/su9071214. (link )


Papenfuss, J. T., N. Phelps, D. Fulton and P. A. Venturelli. 2015. Smartphones reveal angler behavior: A case study of a popular mobile fishing application in Alberta, Canada. Fisheries 40(7):318-327. DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2015.1049693. (link )



Papenfuss, J. T., T. Cross and P. A. Venturelli. 2014. Adaptive management in the Namakan Reservoir: Effects on walleye spawning habitat. Presentation at the 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 17-21 August 2014, Quebec, Canada. (link )

Wrigley Fellowship, Arizona State University