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The Larson Lab

Journal Articles

Listed chronologically by research theme; *denotes student author

Natural Resource Management & Conservation:

          Environmental Management          

Krafte, K. E.*, Larson, L. R., & Powell, R. B. (in review). Managing conflict between humans and big cats (Panthera spp.): Research trends and opportunities.

Sene-Harper, A., Matarrita-Cascante, D., & Larson, L. R. (in review). Exploring the conditional success of livelihood-focused integrated conservation and development projects: insights from Senegal and Mauritania.

Stedman, R. C., Larson, L. R., Tidball, K. G., Tidball, M., & Curtis, P. (in press). Hunting and the local food movement: insights from New York State. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.802

Quartuch, M. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Larson, L. R., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (in press). 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

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

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

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

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., 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

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

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

Outdoor Recreation & Health:

                    

Keith, S. J.*, Larson, L. R., Hallo, J. C., Shafer, C. S., & Fernandez, M. (in review). Greenway use and preferences in diverse urban communities: Implications for trail design and management.

Wilcer, S. R.*, Larson, L. R., Hallo, J. C., & Baldwin, E. (in review). First Day Hikes: participation, impacts, and implications for the future.

Wilcer, S. R.*, Larson, L. R., Hallo, J. C., & Baldwin, E. (in review). Hiking motivations and benefits: insights from the popular First Day Hikes initiative.

Larson, L. R., Barger, B., Ogletree, S.*, Torquati, J., Rosenberg, S., Johnson Gaither, C., Bartz, J. M., Gardner, A., Moody, E., & Schutte, A. (in review). Green space, gray space, and anxiety in youth with autism.

Harris, B.*, Larson, L. R., & Ogletree, S.* (2017). Different views from the 606: Impacts of an elevated linear trail on crime in Chicago. Environment & Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0013916517690197

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., 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

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. 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

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., 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)

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)

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:

                   

Larson, L., Cooper, C., Stedman, R., Decker, D., & Gagnon, R.* (in review). Nature-based recreation, sense of place, and pathways to pro-environmental behavior.

Mascovich, K. A.*, Andrews, K. A., & Larson, L. R. (in review). Lights on, or lights off? Hotel guests’ response to non-personal educational outreach designed to protect nesting sea turtles.

Bowers, E. P., Larson, L. R., & Sandoval, A. M. (in review). “An opportunity you can’t turn down”: evaluation of an outdoor adventure camp from the perspectives of urban youth.

Cooper, C., Larson, L., Krafte, K.*, Gibson, R. A.*, Farnham, D. J.*, Hsueh, D. Y., Culligan, P. J., & McGillis, W. R. (in press). 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.

Larson, L. R., Usher, L. E., & Chapmon, T.* (2017). Surfers as environmental stewards: Understanding place-protecting behavior at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Leisure Sciences. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2017.1305306

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

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

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

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 Research:

     

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)


Book Chapters

Hvenegaard, G., Spenceley, A., Buckley, R., Beyer, M., Larson, L., & Leung, Y. (in press). Negative impacts of protected area tourism. In Leung, Y. F., Spenceley, A., Hvenegaard, G., & R. Buckley (Eds.), Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas: Guidelines for Sustainability (3rd Ed.). Gland, Switzerland, World Conservation Union (IUCN).

Leung, Y., Spenceley, A., Manning, R., Mucha, D., Larson, L., Monteiro, L., & Schuett, M. (in press). Management and monitoring strategies. In Leung, Y. F., Spenceley, A., Hvenegaard, G., & R. Buckley (Eds.), Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas: Guidelines for Sustainability (3rd Ed.). Gland, Switzerland, World Conservation Union (IUCN).


Conference Papers & Technical Reports

Listed chronologically by research theme; *denotes graduate student author

Natural Resource Management & Conservation:

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., 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

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)

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. (2012). State park use and outdoor recreation benefits across demographically diverse populations in Georgia. Doctoral Dissertation, 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.

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/