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 (i.e the field of 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!
4/8/2020: A new article from the ARCS Oregon Chapter highlights two prestigious awards that Lara Jacobs (an ARCS Scholar) recently received to support her PhD research. Excellent work Lara!
4/7/2020: On Thursday April 9th, 2020, Ashley D'Antonio will be giving a virtual presentation as part of the College of Forestry's "Stay at Home" Lecture Series. This presentation is opened to the public and will focus on research from the lab group from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
3/23/2020: Lara Jacobs was awarded a Graduate Student Research and Travel Award from the Native Nations Institute to support the first phase of her dissertation research! Learn more about these awards here.
2/24/2020: Lara Jacobs was awarded one of OSU's Thurgood Marshall Graduate Awards! This award is named after Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice and supports students who have demonstrated commitments to fostering a just and equitable community. Congratulations to Lara!
2/17/2020: The Oregon State University campus newspaper featured a piece on the new Indigenous student groups on campus. Lara Jacobs, Ph.D. student in our group, has been heavily involved in the formation of these groups. Her voice and the voices of others from the College of Forestry are highlighted in this piece: "Indigenous organizations open their arms to new members"
2/14/2020: Ashley D'Antonio gave a seminar to OSU's Ocean11 student organization focused on recreation ecology in marine systems and former M.S. student, Carli Schoeleber's, thesis work. You can check out the presentation on YouTube here.
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Let it be acknowledged that Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (https://ctsi.nsn.us).