NC State
The Larson Lab

Selected Presentations

Listed chronologically by research theme; *denotes graduate student author

Natural Resource Management & Conservation:

Krafte, K. E.*, Larson, L. R., & Powell, R. B. (2017). Assessing the cultural context for predator conservation in/around protected areas: a Social Suitability Index. George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Norfolk, VA: April 2-7, 2017. [Presentation]

Singh, D.*, Khandal, D., Shaikh, P., & Larson, L. R. (2017). Ecotourism impacts on conservation and local livelihoods: a case study of Ranthambore National Park, India. George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Norfolk, VA: April 2-7, 2017. [Presentation]

Krafte, K. E.*, Larson, L. R., & Powell, R. B. (2016). Managing conflict between humans and big cats (Panthera spp.): Research trends and opportunities. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Raleigh, NC: October 15-19, 2016. [Presentation]

Stayton, B.*, Larson, L. R., Sharp, R. L., & Ahlers, A. (2016). Hunting-related attitudes and behaviors of college students: Implications for wildlife conservation. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Raleigh, NC: October 15-19, 2016. [PresentationPoster]

Cooper, C., Larson, L., Shipley, N.*, Dayer, A., Dale, K., LeBaron, G., & Takekawa, J. (2016). Managing birdwatchers as a citizen science resource for avian research and conservation. North American Ornithological Conference. Washington, DC: August 16-20, 2016. [Symposium Presentation]

Quartuch, M. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Larson, L. R., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (upcoming). Non-traditional path hunters in New York: an emerging hunter segment or more of the same? International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Houghton, MI: June 22-26, 2016. [Presentation]

Stayton, B.*, & Larson, L. (2016). The future of hunting?: Assessing impacts of hunting clinics on youth and young adults. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Asheville, NC: March 20-22, 2016. [Presentation]

Decker, D. J., Stedman, R. C., Larson, L. R., Siemer, W. F., & Quartuch, M. R. (2015). Hunting for wildlife management – can the wildlife management institution foster a community-centric wildlife orientation? The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: October 17-21. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Krafte, K. E.*, & Powell, R. B. (2015). Characterizing and managing conflicts between humans and big cats (Panthera spp.): Lessons learned from the literature. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Charleston, SC: June 14-18, 2015. [Presentation]

Krafte, K.*, Larson, L. R., Conway, A. L., Hernandez, S. M., & Carroll, J. P. (2015). Community-based conservation as a source of conflict around a protected area in Sierra Leone, Africa. George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Oakland, CA: March 29-April 3, 2015. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Tidball, K. G., Tidball, M. M., Curtis, P. D., & Stedman, R. C. (2015). Locavore consumption of wild fish and game: preferences, barriers, and opportunities. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Asheville, NC: March 22-24, 2015. [Presentation]

Cooper, C., & Larson, L. (2015). Participant emotion in a knowledge gap: managing native and non-native songbirds in a residential landscape. Citizen Science 2015 Conference. San Jose, CA: February 11-12, 2015. [Presentation]

Larson, L., Cooper, C., & Hauber, M. (2014). Emotions as drivers of wildlife management behavior: Citizen science nest monitors’ response to invasive house sparrows. Pathways to Success Conference:  Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management. Estes Park, CO: Oct. 5-9, 2014. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (2014). Understanding public support for hunting: a national perspective. Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference. Portland, ME: April 13-15, 2014. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Stedman, R. C., Decker, D. J., Siemer, W. F., & Baumer, M. S. (2014).  Public support for hunting across the United States: It all depends on purpose. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Cooperstown, NY: April 6-8, 2014. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Lauber, T. B., & Kay, D. L. (2013). Factors influencing local government capacity to respond to environmental change: case studies in New York State. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Estes Park, CO: June 4-8, 2013. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Conway, A., Hernandez, S., Carroll, J., & Green, G. (2013). Community-based conservation perspectives: Assessing and addressing the potential for conflict around a protected area in Sierra Leone. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Estes Park, CO: June 4-8, 2013. [Poster]

Larson, L., Conway, A., Hernandez, S., & Carroll, J. (2012). Local perceptions of pygmy hippopotamus conservation in Sierra Leone, Africa. Pathways to Success Conference: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management. Breckenridge, CO: Sept. 24-27, 2012. [Presentation]

Sharp, R. L., Larson, L. R., Brownlee, M. T. J., & Conway, A. (2012). Public attitudes toward invasive species management at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado. North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Oakland, CA: July 15-18, 2012. [Poster]

Larson, L. R., Sharp, R. L., & Brownlee, M. T. J. (2012). Visitors’ climate change beliefs and perceptions of climate-sensitive resources at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Cooperstown, NY: April 1-3, 2012. [Poster]

Larson, L. R. (2011). Tourism management at Machu Picchu: Can Peru save its famous “Lost City”? International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Madison, WI: June 4-8, 2011. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Sharp, R. L., & Green, G. T. (2011). Visitor attitudes toward and preferences for invasive species management on Cumberland Island National Seashore. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Bolton Landing, NY: April 10-12, 2011. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Crupi, A. P., & Gilbert, B. K. (2009). Foraging behavior and habitat use patterns of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in relation to human activity and salmon abundance on a coastal Alaskan salmon stream. Warnell Graduate Symposium. Athens, GA: February 26-27, 2009. [Presentation]

Outdoor Recreation & Health:

Wilcer, S.*, Graham, E., Larson, L., & Hallo, J. (2016). The First Day Hike phenomenon: a unique interpretive opportunity. National Association for Interpretation National Conference. Corpus Christi, TX: November 8-12, 2016. [Presentation]

Harris, B.*, Ogletree, S.*, & Larson, L. (2016). Urban greenways and crime: What can we learn from Chicago’s 606? College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences Research Forum. Clemson, SC: April 20, 2016. [Poster]

Keith, S. J.*, & Larson, L. R. (2016). Urban greenways in diverse neighborhoods: Public use, constraints to use, and perceptions of benefits. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Asheville, NC: March 20-22, 2016. [Presentation]

Wilcer, S.*, Larson, L. R., & Hallo, J. C. (2016). Exploring the First Day Hikes phenomenon: who hikes, and why? Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Asheville, NC: March 20-22, 2016. [Poster]

Jennings, V., & Larson, L. (2016). Urban green spaces, public health, and sustainability across the United States. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA: March 16-19, 2016. [Presentation]

Jennings, V., & Larson, L. (2015). Linking the cultural ecosystem services of urban green space with the social determinants of health and well-being. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Charleston, SC: June 14-18, 2015. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Jennings, V. J., & Cloutier, S. (2015). Contributions of urban parks and green space to human well-being. George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Oakland, CA: March 29-April 3, 2015. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., & Jennings, V. (2015). Benefits of urban green space: linking ecosystem services and human well-being. Southeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Asheville, NC: March 22-24, 2015. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Cooper, C. B., Stedman, R. C., & Decker, D. J. (2014). Linking nature based recreation and pro-environmental behavior: Toward a Conservation-Recreation Model. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium. Charlotte, NC: October 14-16, 2014. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Cothran, J. W., Bowker, J. M., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2014).  Predicting Hispanic visitors’ response to user fee increases in Georgia State Parks. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium. Charlotte, NC: October 14-16, 2014. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Cooper, C. B., Stedman, R. C., & Decker, D. J. (2014). Cultivating sense of place through outdoor recreation: implications for rural communities in New York. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Cooperstown, NY: April 6-8, 2014. [Presentation]

Bowker, J. M., Cothran, W.*, Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., Whiting, J. A., & Moore, R. (2013). Visitor reaction to user fees: An assessment of stated and revealed preference models. Society of American Foresters National Convention. Charleston, SC: October 23-27, 2013. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2012). Physical health benefits of children’s outdoor recreation in state parks. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium. Anahiem, CA: October 16-18, 2012. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Measuring physical activity participation in Georgia State Parks with SOPARC. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium. Anahiem, CA: October 16-18, 2012. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2012). Public support for recreation fees in Georgia state parks. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Cooperstown, NY: April 1-3, 2012. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). State park visitation and recreation constraints among ethnically diverse populations in Georgia. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Cooperstown, NY: April 1-3, 2012. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Assessing the reliability and validity of the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC) in state parks. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Presentation]

Green, G. T., Poudyal, N. C., Cordell, H. K, & Larson, L. R. (2012). Results from the National Kids Survey: Identifying and examining recreation participation clusters of 16 to 19 year olds. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Contributions of state parks to physical activity in Georgia. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium. Atlanta, GA: November 1-4, 2011. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Place attachment: A study of state park visitation. National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium. Atlanta, GA: November 1-4, 2011. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Cordell, H. K., Betz, C. J., & Green, G. T. (2011). Children’s time outdoors: results and implications from the National Kids Survey. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Madison, WI: June 4-8, 2011. [Poster]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Accounting for constraints in outdoor recreation: a study of Georgia state parks. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Greenville, SC: February 27-March 1, 2011. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Physical activity in Georgia state parks. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Greenville, SC: February 27-March 1, 2011. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., & Larson, L. R. (2010). Promoting cultural diversity in outdoor recreation. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition. Minneapolis, MN: October 25-29, 2010. [Education Session]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2010). Park-based physical activity in ethnically-diverse populations: a case study in Georgia state parks. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Bolton Landing, NY: April 11-13, 2010. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2010). Willingness to pay for state parks: differences in participation patterns across cultural diversity. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Bolton Landing, NY: April 11-13, 2010. [Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2010). Race and ethnicity in Georgia State Parks: an examination of outdoor recreation participation patterns. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Greenville, SC: February 21-23, 2010. [Presentation]

Zarnoch, S. J., Bowker, J. M., Cordell, H. K., Owens, T. M., Ginn, A., Larson, L., Green, G.T. (2009). Visitation on the Appalachian Trail: results of a pilot survey. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Athens, GA: February 22-24, 2009. [Presentation]

Environmental Education & Stewardship:

Larson, L., Flowers, A.*, & Green, G. (2016). Connecting children and nature through art-based environmental education programming. The Play Conference 2016. Clemson, SC: April 3-6, 2016. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Cooper, C. B., Krafte, K. E.*, Gibson, R., Farnham, D., Hsueh, D., Culligan, P., & McGillis, W. (upcoming). Characterizing citizen scientists based on project engagement: Date generators, data users, and ‘onlooker effects.’ Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Asheville, NC: March 20-22, 2016. [Presentation]

Hsueh, D., Farnham, D., Gibson, R., Cooper, C., & Larson, L. (2015). Advancing the potential of citizen science for urban water quality monitoring: Exploring research design and methodology in New York City. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Franciso, CA: December 14-18, 2015. [Poster]

Skupien, G. M.*, Andrews, K. M., & Larson, L. R. (2014). Evaluating the effectiveness of two education programs on participants’ attitudes and risk perceptions of the American Alligator. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA: October 25-30, 2014. [Presentation]

Larson, L., Cooper, C., Dayer, A., Stedman, R., & Decker, D. (2014). Birdwatching, hunting, and conservation behavior: associations and management implications. Pathways to Success Conference:  Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management. Estes Park, CO: Oct. 5-9, 2014. [Presentation]

Sharp, R. L., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). How to educate visitors about invasive species: A case study at Cumberland Island National Seashore. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Cooperstown, NY: April 1-3, 2012. [Presentation]

Flowers, A.*, Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., Carroll, J. P. (2012). Effects of an art-based environmental education program on children’s environmental perceptions. Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA: March 30-31, 2012. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Sharp, R. L., & Green, G. T. (2012). Comparing the effects of two invasive species education programs at Cumberland Island, Georgia. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Presentation]

Flowers, A.*, Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., Carroll, J. P. (2012). Effects of an art-based environmental education program on children’s environmental perceptions. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Presentation]

Flowers, A.*, Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., Carroll, J. P. (2012). Using art in environmental education program evaluation. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Poster]

Flowers, A.*, Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., Carroll, J. P., & Shenk, A. (2011). Using art in environmental education program evaluation. North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference. Raleigh, NC: October 12-15, 2011. [Poster]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Exploring the influence of outdoor recreation participation on pro-environmental behavior. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Greenville, SC: February 27-March 1, 2011. [Poster]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2009). Assessing cognitive and affective impacts of EE programs for diverse audiences. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium: First Annual Doctoral College. Portland, OR: October 7, 2009. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2009). Diversity in environmental education: Effects and implications for program assessment. North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium. Portland, OR: October 6-7, 2009. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2009). I’m too old to go outside: Examining age-related differences in children’s views of nature. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Bolton Landing, NY: March 29-31, 2009. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2009). Environmental education and children’s environmental orientations: evaluating program effects by gender, age, and ethnicity. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Athens, GA: February 22-24, 2009. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2008). The impact of a summer education program on the environmental attitudes and awareness of minority children. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Bolton Landing, NY: March 30-April 1, 2008. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2008). What are we teaching? Who are we reaching? Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia Annual Conference. Unicoi State Park, GA: March 14-16, 2008. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Green, G. T., & Castleberry, S. B. (2008). Measuring the environmental attitudes and awareness of children. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Savannah, GA: February 24-26, 2008. [Presentation]

Other Research:

Larson, L. R., Hurt, N. E., Camus, M. S., & Prevost, L. B. (2016). Facebook as an online teaching tool: Effects on student participation and learning. Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute. Greenville, NC: February 24-26, 2016. [Presentation]

Fernandez, M., Duffy, L., & Larson, L. (2016). ‘Growing Up Academic’ Parts 1 & 2: Getting started on the tenure track & achieving tenure and promotion. Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute. Greenville, NC: February 24-26, 2016. [Panel Discussion Organizer and Participant]

Hurt, N. E., Camus, M., Larson, L. R., & Prevost, L. B. (2015). Embracing Facebook as an online discussion medium: Is it worth the effort? National Communication Association Convention. Las Vegas, NV: November 19-22. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Parker, S. E., & Green, G. T. (2012). Intercept survey response rates and non-response reasons in diverse populations. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Poster]

Camus, M., Bradley, C., Hurt, N., Larson, L., Lovelace, M., Moss, G., Prevost, L., & Riley, N. (2011). Using Facebook for Course Discussions. University of Georgia College of Education Graduate Student Research Conference. University of Georgia, Athens, GA: April 29, 2011. [Poster]

Larson, L. Camus, M., Bradley, C., Hurt, N., Lovelace, M., Moss, G., Prevost, L., & Riley, N. (2011). Teaching within social networks: assessing the relative value of Facebook as an online discussion forum in college courses. Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Conference. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA: March 8, 2011. [Presentation]

Larson, L. R. (2011). Are we asking the right questions? Identifying optimal strategies for engaging students. Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Conference. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA: March 8, 2011. [Presentation]


Invited Talks

Taff, B. D., Allen, D., Larson, L. R., Thomsen, J., Van Riper, C., Newman, P., Hipp, J. A., Jennings, V., Brownlee, M., Bricker, K., Koontz, L., & Richardson, L. (upcoming). Healthy Parks Healthy People: State of the evidence and paths to improve the science. George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Norfolk, VA: April 2-7, 2017. [Co-organizer and co-host for Panel Session]

Larson, L. R., Jennings, V., Allen, D., Zarr, R., Schultz, C., & Taff, B. D. (2017). Nature-based health promotion: Integrating ecosystem services, human health and well-being across diverse populations. National Council on Science and the Environment – National Conference and Global Forum: Integrating Environment and Health. Washington, DC: Jan. 24-26, 2017. [Co-organizer and host for Panel Session]

Larson, L., Wilcer, S.*, & Hallo. J. (2016). First Day Hikes: trends, impacts and opportunities. National Association of State Park Directors Annual Conference. French Lick, IN: Sept. 6-9, 2016. [Invited Speaker]

Larson, L., Stayton, B.*, Tidball, K., Tidball, M., Curtis, P., Stedman, R., Decker, D., Quartuch, M., Siemer, W., & Baumer, M. (2015). The ‘locavore’ hunter: myth or reality? Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference. Asheville, NC: November 1-4. [Invited Speaker for Panel Session]

Larson, L. R., Tidball, K. G., Tidball, M. M., Stedman, R. C., & Curtis, P. D. (2015). The “Locavore” angler/hunter: Myth or reality? International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Charleston, SC: June 14-18, 2015. [Invited Speaker for Special Session]

Larson, L., Stewart, S., Confer, J., Bristow, R., & Sharp, R. (2012). Aspects of climate change in parks and recreation. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium Management Roundtable. Cooperstown, NY: April 1-13, 2012. [Invited Speaker for Panel Discussion]

Larson, L., Bruton, C., Jeon, J., & Clark, B. S. (2011). Preparing for the professoriate: the state of doctoral programs from the student perspective. Leisure, Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Educators’ Teaching Institute. Rutledge, GA: February 17-19, 2011. [Invited Speaker for Panel Discussion]

Larson, L., Cordell, H. K., Betz, C., & Green, G. (2010). State and national trends on kids and outdoor time. Georgia No Child Left Inside Summit on Children and the Outdoors. Covington, GA: October 23, 2010. [Invited Speaker]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2009). Promoting health in diverse populations: physical activity in Georgia State Parks. Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great American Outdoors National Conference. Atlanta, GA: September 23-26, 2009. [Invited Speaker for Panel Discussion]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J., Green, G. T. (2009). Diversity in state parks: a cross-cultural examination of outdoor recreation activities and benefits in Georgia. National Association of State Park Directors Annual Conference. Stone Mountain, GA: September 8-11, 2009.