Papers

Journal Articles

Listed chronologically by research theme. Also accessible via Google Scholar and Research Gate.


Natural Resource Management & Conservation:

JWMG Environmental Management

Featured Publications

  • Vayer, V. R.., Larson, L. R., Peterson, M. N., Lee, K. J., von Furstenberg, R., Choi, D. Y., Stevenson, K., Ahlers, A. A., Anhalt-Depies, C., Bethke, T., Bruskotter, J., Chizinki, C. J., Dayer, A. A., Ghasemi, B., Gigliotti, L., Graefe, A., Irwin, K., Keith, S., Kelly, M., Kyle, G., Metcalf, E., Morse, W., Needham, M. D., Poudyal, N., Quartuch, M., Rodriguez, S., Romulo, C., Sharp, R. L., Siemer, W., Springer, M., Stedman, R., Stein, T., van Deelen, T., Whiting, J., Winkler, R. L., & Woosnam, K. M. (2021). Diverse university students across the United States reveal promising pathways to hunter recruitment and retention. Journal of Wildlife Management, 85(5), 1017-1030. doi:10.1002/jwmg.22055
  • Sene-Harper, A., Matarrita-Cascante, D., & Larson, L. (2019). Leveraging local livelihood strategies to support conservation and development in West Africa. Environmental Development, 29, 16-28. doi:10.1016/j.envdev.2018.11.002
  • Holland, K. K., Larson, L. R., & Powell, R. B. (2018). Characterizing conflict between humans and big cats Panthera spp: a systematic review of research trends and management opportunities. PLoS ONE, 13(9): e0203877. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0203877
  • Larson, L. R., Conway, A. L., Krafte, K. E., Hernandez, S. M., & Carroll, J. P. (2016). Community-based conservation as a potential source of conflict around a protected area in Sierra Leone. Environmental Conservation, 43(3), 242-252. doi:10.1017/S0376892916000096
  • Larson, L. R., Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. C., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (2014). Exploring the social habitat for hunting: A comprehensive view of factors influencing hunter recruitment and retention. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 19(2), 105-122. doi:10.1080/10871209.2014.850126
  • Sharp, R. L., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Factors influencing public preferences for invasive alien species management. Biological Conservation, 144(8), 2097-2104. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.04.032

Other Publications

  • Holland, K. K.*, Larson, L. R., Powell, R. B., Holland, W. H., Allen, L. R., Nabaala, M., Tome, S., Seno, S., & Nampushi, J. (in press). Impacts of tourism on support for conservation, local livelihoods, and community resilience around Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. doi:10.1080/09669582.2021.1932927
  • Larson, L. R., Peterson, M. N., von Furstenberg, R., Vayer, V. R., Lee, K. J., Choi, D. Y., Stevenson, K., Ahlers, A. A., Anhalt-Depies, C., Bethke, T., Bruskotter, J., Chizinki, C. J., Clark, B., Dayer, A. A., Dunning, K. H., Ghasemi, B., Gigliotti, L., Graefe, A., Irwin, K., Keith, S. J., Kelly, M., Kyle, G., Metcalf, E., Morse, W., Needham, M. D., Poudyal, N., Quartuch, M., Rodriguez, S., Romulo, C., Sharp, R. L., Siemer, W., Springer, M., Stedman, R., Stein, T., van Deelen, T., Whiting, J., Winkler, R. L., & Woosnam, K. M. (2021). The future of wildlife conservation funding: what options would U.S. college students support? Conservation Science and Practice, e505. doi:10.1002/csp2.505
  • Beall, J. M., Casola, W. R., Peterson, M. N., Larson, L. R., Carr, W. A., Seekamp, E., Stevenson, K. T., & Jackson, B. (2021). Cultural cognition and ideological framing influence communication about zoonotic disease in the era of COVID-19. Frontiers in Communication, 6, 645692. doi:10.3389/fcomm.2021.645692
  • Lasky, M., Parson, A. W., Schuttler, S., Mash, A., Larson, L., Norton, B., Pease, B., Boone, H., Gatens, L., & Kays, R. (2021). Candid Critters: Challenges and solutions in a large-scale citizen science camera trap project. Citizen Science: Theory & Practice, 6(1), 4. doi:10.5334/cstp.343
  • Casola, W. R., Rushing, J., Futch, S., Vayer, V., Lawson, D. F., Cavalieri, M., Larson, L. R., & Peterson, M. N. (2020). How do YouTube videos impact tolerance of wolves? Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 25(6), 531-543. doi:10.1080/10871209.2020.1773582
  • Cooper, C. B., & Larson, L. R. (2020). Advice for collaborations between natural and social scientists: A response to Martin (2020). BioScience, 70(4), 372. doi:10.1093/biosci/biaa029
  • Shipley, N. J., Larson, L. R., Cooper, C. B., Dale, K., LeBaron, G., & Takekawa, J. (2018). Do birdwatchers buy Duck Stamps to support wildlife conservation efforts? Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 24(1), 61-70. doi:10.1080/10871209.2018.1517227
  • Stedman, R. C., Larson, L. R., Tidball, K. G., Tidball, M., & Curtis, P. D. (2017). Hunting and the local food movement: insights from New York State. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 41(4), 720-728. doi:10.1002/wsb.802
  • Larson, L. R., Lauber, T. B., & Kay, D. L. (2017). Local government capacity to respond to environmental change: Insights from towns in New York State. Environmental Management, 60(1), 118-135. doi:10.1007/s00267-017-0860-1
  • Quartuch, M. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Larson, L. R., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (2017). Exploring non-traditional pathways into hunting: Implications for recruitment and retention. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(5), 391-405. doi:10.1080/10871209.2017.1334247
  • Joshi, O., Poudyal, N., & Larson, L. (2017). The influence of socio-political, natural, and cultural factors on international tourism growth: a cross-country panel analysis. Environment, Development & Sustainability, 19(3), 825-838. doi:10.1007/s10668-016-9767-x
  • Larson, L. R., Conway, A. L., Hernandez, S. M., & Carroll, J. P. (2016). Human-wildlife conflict, conservation attitudes, and a potential role for citizen science in Sierra Leone, Africa. Conservation & Society, 14(3), 205-217. doi:10.4103/0972-4923.191159
  • Larson, L. R., Cooper, C. B., & Hauber, M. E. (2016). Emotions as drivers of wildlife stewardship behavior: Examining citizen science nest monitors’ responses to invasive house sparrows. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21(1), 18-33. doi:10.1080/10871209.2015.1086933
  • Conway, A., Hernandez, S., Carroll, J., Green, G., & Larson, L. (2015). Local awareness of and attitudes toward pygmy hippopotamus conservation in the Moa River Island Complex, Sierra Leone. Oryx, 49(3), 550-558. doi:10.1017/S003060531300077X
  • Larson, L. R., & Poudyal, N. C. (2012). Developing sustainable tourism through adaptive resource management: A case study of Machu Picchu, Peru. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 20(7), 917-938. doi:10.1080/09669582.2012.667217

Outdoor Recreation & Health:

Featured Publications

  • Bowers, E. P., Larson, L. R., & Parry, B. J. (2021). Nature as an ecological asset for positive youth development: empirical evidence from rural communities. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 688574. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.688574
  • Larson, L. R., Szczytko, R., Bowers, E. P., Stephens, L., Stevenson, K. T., Floyd, M. F. (2019). Outdoor time, screen time, and connection to nature: troubling trends among rural youth? Environment & Behavior, 51(8), 966-991. doi:10.1177/0013916518806686
  • Harris, B., Schmalz, D., Larson, L., Fernandez, M., & Griffin, S. (2020). Contested spaces: Intimate segregation and environmental gentrification on Chicago’s 606 Trail. City & Community, 19(4), 933-962. doi:10.1111/cico.12422
  • Keith, S. J., Larson, L. R., Hallo, J. C., Shafer, C. S., & Fernandez, M. (2018). Greenway use and preferences in diverse urban communities: Implications for trail design and management. Landscape and Urban Planning, 172, 47-59. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.12.007
  • Whiting, J. A., Larson, L. R. Green, G. T., & Kralowec, C. (2017). Outdoor recreation motivation and site preferences across diverse racial/ethnic groups: A case study of Georgia State Parks. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 18, 10-21. doi:10.1016/j/jort.2017.02.001
  • Larson, L. R, Jennings, V., & Cloutier, S. A. (2016). Public parks and wellbeing in urban areas of the United States. PLOS ONE, 11(4), e0153211. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153211
  • Jennings, V., Larson, L., & Yun, J. (2016). Advancing sustainability through urban green space: cultural ecosystem services, equity, and social determinants of health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 196. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020196
  • Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Cordell, H. K. (2011). Children’s time outdoors: Results and implications of the National Kids Survey. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 29(2), 1-20. (online access)

Other Publications

  • Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., Greenwood, C., & Lankford, S. (in press). Public sno-parks help Latinos negotiate constraints to winter recreation in California’s Central Valley. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2020-10161
  • McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Larson, L. R., Smith, J. W., & Davenport, M. (in press). Climate change and nature-based tourism: How do different types of visitor respond? Tourism Planning & Development. doi:10.1080/21568316.2020.1861079
  • Rosa, C. D., Larson, L. R., Collado, S., Cloutier, S., & Cabicieri Profice, C. (in press). Gender differences in connection to nature, outdoor preferences, and nature-based recreation among young adults in Brazil and the United States. Leisure Sciences. doi:10.1080/01490400.2020.1800538
  • Harris, B., Schmalz, D., Larson, L., & Fernandez, M. (in press). Fear of the unknown: examining neighborhood stigma’s effect on urban greenway use and surrounding communities. Urban Affairs Review. doi:10.1177/1078087420909529
  • Kitheka, B., Baldwin, E., Larson, L. R. (in press). Romanticism in urban landscape: parks, tourism, and the rebirth of Chattanooga, TN, USA. Tourism Geographies. doi:10.1080/14616688.2019.1618904
  • Rosa, C. D., Larson, L. R., Collado, S., & Profice, C. C. (2021). Forest therapy can prevent and treat depression: evidence from meta-analyses. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 57, 126943. doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126943
  • Jackson, S. B., Stevenson, K. T., Larson, L. R., Peterson, M. N., & Seekamp, E. (2021). Outdoor activity participation improved adolescents’ mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 2506. doi:10.3390/ijerph18052506
  • Barger, B., Torquati, J., Larson, L. R., Bartz, J. M., Johnson-Gaither, C., Gardner, A., Moody, E., Rosenberg, S., Schutte, A., Murray, M., & Schram, B. (2021). Measuring greenspace effects on attention and stress in children and youth: a scoping review. Children, Youth and Environments, 31(1), 1-54. doi:10.7721/chilyoutenvi.31.1.0001
  • Browning, M. H. E. M., Larson, L. R., Sharaievska, I., Rigolon, A., McAnirlin, O., Mullenbach, L., Cloutier, S., Vu, T. M., Thomsen, J., Reigner, N., Metcalf, E. C., D’Antonio, A., Helbich, M., Bratman, G. N., & Alvarez, H. O. (2021). Psychological impacts from COVID-19 among university students: Risk factors across seven states in the United States. PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0245327. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0245327
  • Cothran, J. W., Bowker, J. M., Larson, L. R., Parajuli, R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2020). Fee hikes at state parks in Georgia: effects on visitation, revenue, welfare, and visitor diversity. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 38(3), 55-76. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2019-9726
  • Rigolon, A., Keith, S. J., Harris, B., Mullenbach, L. E., Larson, L. R., & Rushing, J. R. (2020). More than “just green enough”: Helping park professionals achieve equitable greening and limit environmental gentrification. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 38(3), 29-54. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2019-9654
  • Barger, B., Larson, L. R., Ogletree, S., Torquati, J., Rosenberg, S., Johnson Gaither, C., Bartz, J. M., Gardner, A., Moody, E., & Schutte, A. (2020). Tree canopy coverage predicts lower conduct problem severity in children with ASD. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(1), 43-61. doi:10.1080/19315864.2020.1714824
  • Riungu, G. K., Hallo, J. C., Backman, K. F., Brownlee, M. T. J., Beeco, J. A., & Larson, L. R. (2020). Water-based recreation management: a normative approach to reviewing boating thresholds. Lake and Reservoir Management, 36(2), 139-154. doi:10.1080/10402381.2019.1711469
  • Bowers, E. P., Larson, L. R., & Sandoval, A. M. (2019). Urban youth perspectives on the benefits and challenges of outdoor adventure camp. Journal of Youth Development, 14(4), 122-143. doi:10.5195/jyd.2019.809
  • Wilcer, S. R., Larson, L. R., Hallo, J. C., & Baldwin, E. (2019). Exploring the diverse motivations of day hikers: implications for hike marketing and management. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 37(3), 53-69. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2019-9176
  • McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Larson, L. R., Smith, J. W., & Davenport, M. A. (2019). Predictors of visitors’ climate-related coping behaviors in a nature-based tourism destination. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 26, 23-33. doi:10.1016/j.jort.2019.03.005
  • Larson, L. R., Barger, B., Ogletree, S., Torquati, J., Rosenberg, S., Johnson Gaither, C., Bartz, J. M., Gardner, A., Moody, E., & Schutte, A. (2018). Gray space and gray space proximity associated with higher anxiety in youth with autism. Health & Place, 53, 94-102. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.07.006
  • Harris, B., Larson, L. R., & Ogletree, S. (2018). Different views from the 606: Impacts of an elevated linear trail on crime in Chicago. Environment & Behavior, 50(1), 56-85. doi:10.1177/0013916517690197
  • Wilcer, S. R., Larson, L. R., Hallo, J. C., & Baldwin, E. (2018). First Day Hikes: participation, impacts, and implications for the future. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 36(2), 213-226. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2018-V36-I2-8403
  • Larson, L. R., Keith, S. J.*, Fernandez, M., Hallo, J. C., Shafer, S. C., & Jennings, V. (2016). Ecosystem services and urban greenways: What’s the public’s perspective? Ecosystem Services, 22, 111-116. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.10.004
  • Jennings, V., Yun, J., & Larson, L. (2016). Finding common ground: Environmental ethics, social justice, and a sustainable path for nature-based health promotion. Healthcare, 4(3), 61. doi:10.3390/healthcare4030061
  • Jennings, V., Larson, L. R., & Larson, C. L. (2016). Ecosystem services and preventive medicine: a natural connection. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(5), 642-645. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.11.001
  • Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2015). Physical activity of youth in non-urban parks: an observation-based assessment. Leisure/Loisir, 38(3-4): 225-232. doi:10.1080/14927713.2015.1042212
  • Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2015). Contributions of non-urban state parks to youth physical activity: a case study in northern Georgia. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 33(2), 20-36. (online access)
  • Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2014). Physical activity levels and preferences of ethnically diverse visitors to Georgia state parks. Journal of Leisure Research, 46(5), 540-562. (online access)
  • Cloutier, S., Larson, L., Jambeck, J., & Scott, N. (2014). Are sustainable cities “happy” cities? Associations between sustainable development and human well-being in urban areas of the United States. Environment, Development & Sustainability, 16(3), 633-647. doi:10.1007/s10668-013-9499-0
  • Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2014). Physical activity locations in Georgia: Frequency of use by socio-demographic group. Journal of Outdoor Recreation & Tourism, 5-6, 68-72. doi:10.1016/j.jort.2013.11.001
  • Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2013). Youth outdoor recreation and state park use: Perceived benefits from the parent/guardian’s perspective. Children, Youth, and Environments, 23(3) 89-118. doi:10.7721/chilyoutenvi.23.3.0089
  • Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Monitoring visitation in Georgia state parks using the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC). Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 30(4), 21-37. (online access)
  • Whiting, J. W., Pawelko, K. A., Green, G. T., & Larson, L. R. (2011). Whitewater kayaking: A social world investigation. Illuminare, 9(1), 1-15. (online access)

Environmental Education & Stewardship:

Featured Publications

  • Cooper, C. B., Hawn, C., Larson, L. R., Parrish, J. K., Bowser, G., Cavalier, D., Dunn, R. R., Haklay, M., Gupta, K. K., Jelks, N. O., Johnson, V A., Katti, M., Leggett, Z., Wilson, O. R., & Wilson, S. (2021). Inclusion in citizen science: the conundrum of rebranding. Science, 372(6549), 1386-1388. doi:10.1126/science.abi6487
  • Larson, L. R, Cooper, C. B., Futch, S., Singh, D., Shipley, N. J., Dale, K., LeBaron, G., & Takekawa, J. (2020). The diverse motivations of citizen scientists: Does conservation emphasis grow as volunteer participation progresses? Biological Conservation, 242, 108428. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108428
  • Larson, L., Cooper, C., Stedman, R., Decker, D., & Gagnon, R. (2018). Place-based pathways to pro-environmental behavior: Empirical evidence for a Conservation-Recreation Model. Society and Natural Resources, 31(8), 871-891. doi:10.1080/08941920.2018.1447714
  • Larson, L. R., Stedman, R. C., Cooper, C., & Decker, D. J. (2015). Understanding the dimensions of pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 43: 112-124. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.06.004
  • Cooper, C., Larson, L., Dayer, A., Stedman, R., & Decker, D. (2015). Are wildlife recreationists conservationists? Linking hunting, birdwatching, and pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Wildlife Management, 79(3), 446-457. doi:10.1002/jwmg.855
  • Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2011). Construction and validation of an instrument to measure environmental orientations in a diverse group of children. Environment and Behavior, 43(1), 72-89. doi:10.1177/0013916509345212
  • Larson, L. R., Castleberry, S. B., & Green, G. T. (2010). Effects of an environmental education program on the environmental orientations of children from different gender, age, and ethnic groups. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 28(3), 95-113. (online access)

Other Publications

  • Carson, B., Cooper, C., Larson, L., & Rivers, III, L. (2021). How can citizen science enhance environmental justice? Exploring the noise paradox through sense of place? Cities & Health, 5(1-2), 33-45. doi:10.1080/23748834.2020.1721222
  • Rosa, C. D., Collado, S., Cabicieri Profice, C., Larson, L. R. (2019). Nature-based recreation associated with connectedness to nature and leisure satisfaction among students in Brazil. Leisure Studies, 38(5), 682-691. doi:10.1080/02614367.2019.1620842
  • Auerbach, J. D., Barthelmess, E., Cavalier, D., Cooper, C. B., Fenyk, H., Haklay, M., Hulbert, J. M., Kyba, C. C. M., Larson, L. R., Lewandowski, E., & Shanley, L. (2019). The problem with delineating narrow criteria for citizen science. PNAS, 116(31), 15336-15337. doi:10.1073/pnas.1909278116
  • Flowers Staples, A., Larson, L. R., Worsley, T., Green, G. T., & Carroll, J. (2019). Effects of an art-based environmental education camp program on the environmental attitudes and awareness of diverse youth. Journal of Environmental Education, 50(3), 208-222. doi:10.1080/00958964.2019.1629382
  • Mascovich, K. A., Andrews, K. A., & Larson, L. R. (2018). Lights on, or lights off? Hotel guests’ response to non-personal educational outreach designed to protect nesting sea turtles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 17(2), 206-215. doi:10.2744/CCB-1299.1
  • Larson, L. R., Chapmon, T., Usher, L. E. (2018). Surfers as environmental stewards: Understanding place-protecting behavior at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Leisure Sciences, 40(5), 442-465. doi:10.1080/01490400.2017.1305306
  • Cooper, C., Larson, L., Krafte, K., Gibson, R. A., Farnham, D. J., Hsueh, D. Y., Culligan, P. J., & McGillis, W. R. (2017). Contrasting the views and actions of data collectors and data consumers in a volunteer water quality monitoring project: Implications for project design and management. Citizen Science: Theory & Practice, 2(2), 8. doi:https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.82
  • Skupien, G. M., Andrews, K. M., & Larson, L. R. (2016). Teaching tolerance? Effects of conservation education programs on acceptance capacity for the American alligator. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21(3): 264-279. doi:10.1080/10871209.2016.1147624
  • Flowers, A. E., Carroll, J. P., Green, G. T., & Larson, L. R. (2014). Using art to assess environmental education outcomes. Environmental Education Research. doi:10.1080/13504622.2014.959473
  • Sharp, R. L., Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., Tomek, S. (2012). Comparing interpretive methods targeting invasive species management at Cumberland Island National Seashore. Journal of Interpretation Research, 17(2), 23-43. (online access)
  • Small, R. M., Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Shenk, A. (2012). Effects of an environmental educator training workshop on environmental knowledge, awareness, and teaching self-efficacy. Illuminare, 10(1), 30-43. (online access)
  • Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Exploring the influence of outdoor recreation participation on pro-environmental behavior in a demographically-diverse population. Local Environment, 16(1), 67-86. doi:10.1080/13549839.2010.548373

Research on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning:

Featured Publications

  • Fernandez, M., Lee, K., Larson, L., Johnson, C., Mowatt, R., Bush, K., Robinett, J., Sharaievska, I., & Stewart, W. (in press). Deepening diversity: A collection of teaching perspectives and strategies from social justice advocates. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education. doi:10.1080/1937156X.2020.1763875
  • Larson, L. R., Duffy, L. N., Fernandez, M., & Sturts, J., Gray, J., & Powell, G. M. (2019). Getting started on the tenure track: challenges and strategies for success. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 34(1), 36-51. doi:10.1080/1937156X.2019.1589804
  • Camus, M., Hurt, N., Larson, L., & Prevost, L. (2016). Facebook as an online teaching tool: Effects on student participation, learning, and overall course performance. College Teaching, 64(2): 84-94. doi:10.1080/87567555.2015.1099093
  • Larson, L. R., & Lovelace, M. D. (2013). Evaluating the efficacy of questioning strategies in lecture-based classroom environments: Are we asking the right questions? Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 24(1), 105-122. (online access)
  • Hurt, N., Moss, G., Camus, M., Bradley, C., Larson, L., Lovelace, M., Prevost, L., Riley, N., & Domizi, D. (2012). The ‘Facebook’ effect: An investigation of college students’ perspectives regarding online discussions in the age of social networking. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 6(2), 2-14. (online access)

Other Publications

  • Fernandez, M., Sturts, J., Duffy, L. N., Larson, L. R., Gray, J., & Powell, G. M. (2019). Surviving and thriving in graduate school. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 34(1), 3-15. doi:10.1080/1937156X.2019.1589791
  • Duffy, L. N., Larson, L. R., Fernandez, M., & Powell, G. M. (2019). Introduction to the special issue on navigating academic life (part 2): Responding to change. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 34(2), 69-70, doi:10.1080/1937156X.2019.1622943
  • Duffy, L. N., Fernandez, M., Larson, L. R., Powell, G. M. (2019). Introduction to the special issue on navigating academic life (part 1): Pathways to success. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 34(1), 1-2, doi:10.1080/1937156X.2019.1589788
  • Gray, J., Larson, L., Fernandez, M., Duffy, L., Sturts, J., Powell, G., & Roberts, K. (2019). The academic job search: steps for success. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 34(1) 16-28. doi:10.1080/1937156X.2019.1589794

Book Chapters & Sections

Miller, A. B., Larson, L. R., Wimpey, J., & Reigner, N. (2020). Outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship: the sustainable symbiosis. In S. Selin, L. K. Cerveny, D. J. Blahna, & A. B. Miller (Eds.), Igniting Research for Outdoor Recreation: Linking Science, Policy, and Action (General Technical Report PNW-GTR-987) (pp. 227-244). Portland, OR: U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340610067_Outdoor_Recreation_and_Environmental_Stewardship_The_Sustainable_Symbiosis

Larson, L. R. (2018). Negative impacts of protected area tourism. In Y.-F. Leung, A. Spenceley, G. Hvenegaard, & R. Buckley (Eds.), Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas: Guidelines for Sustainability (3rd Ed.). Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series no. 27 (p. 32). Gland, Switzerland, World Conservation Union (IUCN). Available at: https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/47918.

Larson, L. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Siemer, W. F., & Quartuch, M. R. (2017). Social habitats for hunting: a broader context for R3 programming. In Responsive Management & National Shooting Sports Foundation (Eds.), Hunting, Fishing, Sport Shooting, and Archery Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation: A Practitioner’s Guide (pp. 88-91). Harrisonburg, VA: Responsive Management.

Stayton, B., Larson, L. R., Sharp, R. L., Ahlers, A. A., & Downer, B. (2017). Colleges and universities: prime habitat for hunter recruitment and retention? In Responsive Management & National Shooting Sports Foundation (Eds.), Hunting, Fishing, Sport Shooting, and Archery Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation: A Practitioner’s Guide (pp. 441-444). Harrisonburg, VA: Responsive Management.


Conference Papers & Technical Reports

Listed chronologically by research theme

Natural Resource Management & Conservation:

Larson, L. R., & Stayton, B. (2017). Impacts of special hunting clinics on the recruitment and retention of youth and young adult hunters in South Carolina (pp. 57). Report prepared for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources. (PDF)

Quartuch, M. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Siemer, W. F., Baumer, M. S., & Larson, L. R. (2016). Taking a non-traditional path to hunting in New York: insights and implications for recruitment and retention (pp. 40). Human Dimensions Research Unit Series Publication 16-2. Ithaca, NY: Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. (online access)

Larson, L. R., Lauber, T. B., & Kay, D. L. (2014). Building local capacity to respond to environmental change: Lessons and case studies from New York State. CaRDI Report Series, Issue Number 16. Ithaca, NY: Community and Regional Development Institute, Cornell University. (online access)

Sharp, R. L., Brownlee, M. T. J., & Larson, L. R. (2014). Visitors’ climate change beliefs and perceptions of climate-sensitive resources at Great Sand Dunes National Park. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/nerr/2012/Papers/13/

Larson, L. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Quartuch, M. R., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (2014). Understanding Non-traditional Hunters in New York: Initial Insights and Implications for Recruitment and Retention Research (pp. 30). Human Dimensions Research Unit Series Publication 14-10. Ithaca, NY: Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. (online access)

Tidball, K. G., Tidball, M., Larson, L. R., Curtis, P., Poindexter, L., & Stedman, R. C. (2014). Locavore preferences for wild fish and game: Implications for wildlife recreation in New York State. Human Dimensions Research Unit Series Publication 14-06. Ithaca, NY: Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. (online access)

Larson, L. R., Sharp, R. L., & Green, G. T. (2014). Visitor attitudes toward and support for invasive species management at Cumberland Island National Seashore. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/nerr/2011/Papers/30/

Larson, L. R., Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. C., Siemer, W. F., Baumer, M. S., & Enck, J. W. (2013). Hunter recruitment and retention: A framework for research and action (pp. 82). Human Dimensions Research Unit Series Publication 13-04. Ithaca, NY: Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. (online access)

Outdoor Recreation & Public Health:

Wilcer, S. R., Larson, L. R., & Hallo, J. C. (2017). First Day Hikes: Understanding participation and assessing broader impacts (pp. 56). Report prepared for the National Association of State Park Directors. Clemson, SC: Clemson University, Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management. (PDF)

Keith, S. J., & Larson, L. R. (2016). Urban greenways in diverse neighborhoods: Public use, constraints to use, and perceptions of benefits (pp. 1-60). Report prepared for Atlanta Beltline, Inc., & the San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation. Clemson, SC: Clemson University, Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management. (PDF)

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2014). Visitor support for recreation fees in Georgia State Parks. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/nerr/2012/Papers/7/

Larson, L. R., Cordell, H. K., Betz, C. J., & Green, G. T. (2014). Children’s time outdoors: Results from a national survey. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/nerr/2011/Papers/31/

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2014). Place attachment: How do visitors value state parks? In: Proceedings of the 2011 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/nerr/2011/Papers/5/

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2012). Diversity in state parks: A cross-cultural examination of outdoor recreation and park use in Georgia (pp. 1-130). Report prepared for Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Parks, Recreation, & Historic Sites Division. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (PDF)

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J., & Green, G. T. (2010). Physical activity in Georgia State Parks: A Pilot Study. In C. L. Fisher & C. E. Watts (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94) (pp. 53-57). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2010). Valuing state parks: Accounting for diverse visitor perspectives. In C. L. Fisher & C. E. Watts (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94) (pp. 58-63). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Larson, L. (2010). Analysis of Forest Service Radio Use Questionnaire (pp. 1-42). Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service. Athens, GA: USDA Forest Service Social Science Research Station.

Zarnoch, S. J., Bowker, J. M., Cordell, H. K., Owens, T. M., Ginn, A., Larson, L., Green, G.T. (2008). Appalachian Trail Pilot Survey (pp. 1-87). Report prepared for the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station.

Environmental Education & Stewardship:

Larson, L. R., Pedrozo, C., Schuttler, S., Lasky, M., Kays, R., Cooper, C., & Stevenson, K.  (2020). Evaluating learning and conservation activities of volunteers in the NC Candid Critters Citizen Science Project (pp. 41). Report prepared for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources.

Siemer, W. F., Larson, L. R, Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. C., Cooper, C., Doyle-Capitman, C., & Seekamp, E. (2017). Measuring complex connections between conservation and recreation: an overview of key indicators (pp. 47). Human Dimensions Research Unit Publication Series 17-3. Ithaca, NY: Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. NY. (online access)

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2010). I‘m too old to go outside! Examining age-related differences in children’s environmental orientations. In C. E. Watts & C. L. Fisher (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (Gen. Tech. Report NRS-P-66) (pp. 42-47). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, p. 42-46. (PDF)

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2009). The impact of a summer education program on the environmental attitudes and awareness of minority children. In D. B. Klenosky & C. L. Fisher (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (Gen. Tech. Report NRS-P-42) (pp. 1-7). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. (PDF)

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2008). The effect of a summer education program on the environmental attitudes and awareness of minority children (pp. 1-12). Report prepared for Athens-Clarke County School District. Athens, GA: Clarke County School District.


Theses & Dissertations Linked to the Lab

Master’s Theses

  • Vayer, V. (2020). Changing the face of hunting in America: Understanding and influencing college students’ hunting-related beliefs and behaviors. Master’s Thesis, N.C. State University. Available at: https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/handle/1840.20/38232
  • Futch, S. (2020). Understanding citizen science engagement through social network analysis. Master’s Thesis, N.C. State University. Available at: https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/handle/1840.20/38036
  • Smith, K. (2019). Building capacity for grant success: insights from local parks and recreation agencies in North Carolina. Master’s Thesis, N.C. State University. Available at: https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/handle/1840.20/37055
  • Pedrozo, C. (2019). Candid Critters and wildlife conservation behaviors: Exploring the broader impacts of citizen science participation. Master’s Thesis, N.C. State University. Available at: https://repository.lib.ncsu.edu/handle/1840.20/36535
  • Boles Johnson, E. (2017). Pets, parks, and conflict: An exploration of visitor attitudes towards dog walking at Lake Conestee Nature Park. Online Master’s Thesis, Clemson University. (PDF)
  • Wilcer, S. R. (2017). Understanding hiking participation and benefits: Lessons learned from the First Day Hikes initiative. Master’s Thesis, Clemson University. Available at: http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/all_theses/2688/
  • Cheezem, T. (2016). Visitors’ pro-environmental attitudes, behaviors, and place attachment on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Comparing surfers and other recreationists. Online Master’s Thesis, Clemson University. (PDF)
  • Keith, S. J. (2016). Urban greenway use and benefits in diverse cities: a tale of two trails. Master’s Thesis, Clemson University. Available at: http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/all_theses/2396/
  • Flowers, A. E. (2012). The effects of an art-based environmental education program on children’s environmental awareness. Master’s Thesis, University of Georgia. Available through University of Georgia Electronic Theses & Dissertations Database.
  • Larson, L. R. (2008). Environmental education and ethnicity: The impact of a summer education program on the environmental attitudes and awareness of minority children. Master’s Thesis, University of Georgia. Available through University of Georgia Electronic Theses & Dissertations Database.

Ph.D. Dissertations