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Human dimensions and others in fisheries and wildlife


Human Dimensions (and Others) in Fisheries and Wildlife




Fish and Wildlife

Human dimensions in fisheries and wildlife

Human Dimensions in Fisheries and Wildlife

Understanding the roles of people in

fish and wildlife conservation



Human dimensions and others in fisheries and wildlife


Area of interest

  • Mark Axelrod:international environmental law/policy

  • Tracy Dobson: law/policy, gender, international

  • Carole Gibbs: law enforcement

  • Meredith Gore: environmental risk

  • Ken Frank: network analysis, diffusion of innovation, program evaluation

  • Geoff Habron: community-based watershed management

  • Dan Kramer: resource policy and governance

  • Jack Liu:integration of ecology & economics, impacts of development

  • Frank Lupi: resource economics

  • Shawn Riley: integration of environmental & human dimensions, decision analysis

  • Bill Taylor: fisheries policy

Historical peek at human dimensions research at

Historical Peek at Human Dimensions Research at



  • (1961) Techniques for teaching high school conservation education

  • (1964) Effects of pollution on recreational uses of water

  • (1969) Analysis of attitude changes in adults after participation in a conservation-oriented biology course



  • (1971) A community action program in conservation education for pre-service elementary school teachers

  • (1971) A study of litigation related to management of forest service administered lands and its effect on policy decisions

  • (1979) Costs and returns of Michigan’s charter boat fishing industry



  • (1980) A profile of attitudes, actions and communication behaviors of teachers entering an environmental education experience

  • (1986) A survey of the environmental knowledge, comprehension, responsibility, and interest of the secondary level students and teachers in the Philippines



  • (1992) Human disposition toward hazards: testing the environmental appraisal inventory

  • (1998) A survey of Michigan agricultural producers and attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors regarding deer crop depredation to fruit, vegetables and field crops

  • (1996) Fisheries co-management in Malawi: management shift begins to local level

Recently completed projects 2000s just a sample

Recently completed projects – 2000s (just a sample)

  • (2001) Environmental concern and motivations of Polish youth for community action: voices of a post-communist generation.

  • (2002) Evaluation and comparative analysis of fishery management policies in 1836 treaty waters of the Great Lakes.

  • (2004) The role of a social network in the functioning of the Grand Haven charter boat fishery, Lake Michigan.

  • (2004) Great Lakes Women Conservationists.

  • (2006) Legal frameworks for fisheries management in the Great Lakes Basin. Human dimensions of rare reptile conservation.

  • (2007) Human dimensions of rare reptile conservation.

Ongoing projects another sample

Ongoing Projects (another sample)

  • Enabling adaptive impact management for deer in southern Michigan.

  • Fisheries co-management in developing countries.

  • Safe drinking water initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa, beginning with Malawi

  • Environmental justice and culturally relevant urban watershed indicators.

  • Decision analysis of wildlife disease management in US national parks.

  • Consumer awareness of fish consumption advisories.

Others areas that do fit neatly or touch on all

Others:areas that do fit neatly or touch on all

DiseaseJean Tsao, Jen Owen, Cheryl Murphy, Mohamed Faisel

Environmental Philosophy/Ethics Michael Nelson

400 level courses in Philosophy of Ecology, Conservation Ethics

May be the most inclusive program in the country

Thesis dissertation concerns of a human dimensions others student

Thesis/Dissertation Concerns of a Human Dimensions/Others Student

  • Committee Formation – melding Fisheries and Wildlife faculty with Psychology (?), Education (?), Sociology (?), Economics, Communications (?), Philosophy/Ethics (?)

  • Analyses – blending qualitative and quantitative techniques

Professional concerns expressed by human dimensions student

Professional Concerns Expressed by Human Dimensions Student

  • Credibility –will I still be respected by my professional fish and wildlife peers?

  • Sense of place –where do I fit in?

  • Opportunity –will I be marketable?

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