Department: W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University System: University of Montana - Missoula
My research and teaching focus on the human dimensions of natural resources with an emphasis on outdoor recreation and management. I currently teach PTRM 300 Recreation Behavior and PTRM 310 Natural Resource Interpretation and Communication. I also teach a graduate-level class on Perspectives in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource. My research examines the attitudes, values, and beliefs of individuals and how they influence recreation choices and shape how we manage our natural resources.
My current research projects and interests include:
-Issues related to hunter recruitment and retention including engaging diverse participants and access to public and private land
-Social acceptability of managing urban deer populations
-Working with MT State Parks to develop MT's State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
-Modeling constraints to recreation behavior