NC State

The Larson Lab

The Larson Lab: A Hub for Human Dimensions Research


Great Smoky Mountains NP, NC

Welcome to the Larson Lab! We are a research group that explores connections between people and nature by focusing on “human dimensions” of natural resource management. The Lab is directed by Dr. Lincoln Larson and housed within the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) in the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University.

All of our human dimensions research, teaching, and outreach efforts are designed to promote sustainable human-environment interactions and foster healthy relationships between people, parks, and nature. Our team uses social science research methods to seek interdisciplinary solutions to natural resource management problems. We focus on questions that relate to three broad themes:

Please use this site to learn more about our team, our work, current job openings and opportunities, and other ways to connect with the Lab and our various projects.