Towards a Human Dimensions Research Agenda for Parks and Protected Areas R.J. Payne & Norm McIntyre School of Outdoor Recr...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas </li></ul></u...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary rese...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delphi technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 participant...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and Managing Human Use of PPAs </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>PPAs in Regional Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative ma...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Management Effectiveness for PPAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PPA mes...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Arrangements for PPAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devel...
Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the changing Canadian population </li...
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Towards A Human Dimensions Research Agenda For Parks

  1. 1. Towards a Human Dimensions Research Agenda for Parks and Protected Areas R.J. Payne & Norm McIntyre School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism Lakehead University Thunder Bay, Ontario
  2. 2. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four Research Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary research into human behaviours in natural environments involving researchers from both the social sciences and the humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>human dimensions of wildlife, fisheries and climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>builds understandings of people’s behaviours in relation to environmental management and provides knowledge for environmental managers and policy makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>human dimensions research also connects to universal concepts such as fairness, justice, risk, and sustainability </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delphi technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 participants from academia and parks agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rounds to achieve agreement </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and Managing Human Use of PPAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding human use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Population change and the use of PPAs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perspectives of the public, politicians and parks agency employees about PPAs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deepening the understanding of human use through qualitative methods of research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing human use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carrying capacity tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determining “appropriate” use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Servicing recreation and tourism in PPAs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>PPAs in Regional Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Co-management institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of ENGOs and local communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional socio-economic linkages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Links between social and ecological systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trans-boundary issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Values and benefits of PPAs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aboriginal people and PPAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy and aboriginals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Management Effectiveness for PPAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PPA messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of PPA messages locally, regionally and nationally </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of heritage interpretation in PPAs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PPA management practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zoning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculating economic impacts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive management and visitor management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge management in PPAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where do managers get information? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data warehousing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Arrangements for PPAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing and applying PPA policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of science in park policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making and conflict resolution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forms of public participation over time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New forms of PPAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Co-existence of public and private forms of protection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roles of Nature Conservancy of Canada, private reserves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Historical development and implementation of the biosphere reserve idea in Canada </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Human Dimensions Research <ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the changing Canadian population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding human dimensions research in PPAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing human dimensions data, information and knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training human dimensions researchers </li></ul></ul>
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