R. Patrick Bixler

Research Fellow

Email: rpbixler@utexas.edu

R. Patrick Bixler is a research fellow with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Bixler's work focuses on collaborative governance and the ways that cross-sector networks influence policy and on-the-ground outcomes. He recently published a book, Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene, that examines the impacts of climate change on America's forests and policy responses to facilitate adaptation. More generally his research and teaching focuses on the interplay between society and environment. He has published in numerous social science and environmental science journals on topics of land and water management, biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation, residential development, and urban resilience.

In the News

KVUE - 05/10/2017 New fund will help Central Texas' growing Hispanic community

In an effort to respond to the disparate income levels of Hispanics living in Central Texas, the Austin Community Foundation recently launched the Hispanic Impact Fund to increase economic security in this growing segment of the population through investments in early childhood education, healthy communities and entrepreneurship.  The fund was launched in part due to findings from the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators.  Read and watch.