We are a group of interdisciplinary scientists working on current visitor use management issues in parks and protected areas. Our research focuses on understanding the impacts of outdoor recreation on ecosystems (recreation ecology) and the human behaviors that lead to both social and ecological impacts. To learn more about who we are please visit our People page and to learn more about current projects in the lab please visit our Projects and Publications page. Current opportunities with our group will be listed under Opportunities.
Latest Research Group News!
6/2/2021: Congrats to Susie Sidder and Lara Jacobs! Susie and Lara were both awarded Social Scientist Graduate Student Awards for the FES Department. This award acknowledges their amazing commitment, skills, and talents as researchers!
2/18/2021: Lara Jacobs (Ph.D. student) was selected to present at OSU's Grad Inspire event! You can register to attend the webinar-style event here.
2/09/2021: Thanks to a nomination by the amazing graduate students and postdoc in our lab group - Dr. Ashley D'Antonio received one of the College of Forestry's Dean's Award for Mentorship of Graduate students!
1/18/2021: Huge congratulations to Lara Jacobs (Ph.D. student) on being awarded the Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award during Oregon State's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Legacy awards!!
8/26/2020: Jenna Baker, M.S. student, defends her thesis via Zoom on August 27th at 10:00am! We are all excited for Jenna to show off her excellent, important research in visitor use and spatial behavior at String and Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park.
7/31/2020: New publication! Dr. Ashley D'Antonio is a co-author on a new, open access paper published today. The paper presents a conceptual model that encourages visitor use management (VUM) researchers to think intentionally across temporal and spatial scales when designing studies. The paper is a call to action that aims to move VUM research forward so it can better address the complex, transboundary problems facing parks and protected areas today.
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