Towards A Human Dimensions Research Agenda For Parks

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Published on February 27, 2009

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Research Agenda - Parks

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

Human Dimensions Research Overview Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas Methods Four Research Themes Moving Forward

Overview

Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas

Methods

Four Research Themes

Moving Forward

Human Dimensions Research Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas interdisciplinary research into human behaviours in natural environments involving researchers from both the social sciences and the humanities human dimensions of wildlife, fisheries and climate change builds understandings of people’s behaviours in relation to environmental management and provides knowledge for environmental managers and policy makers human dimensions research also connects to universal concepts such as fairness, justice, risk, and sustainability

Human Dimensions in Parks & Protected Areas

interdisciplinary research into human behaviours in natural environments involving researchers from both the social sciences and the humanities

human dimensions of wildlife, fisheries and climate change

builds understandings of people’s behaviours in relation to environmental management and provides knowledge for environmental managers and policy makers

human dimensions research also connects to universal concepts such as fairness, justice, risk, and sustainability

Human Dimensions Research Methods Delphi technique 30 participants from academia and parks agencies 3 rounds to achieve agreement

Methods

Delphi technique

30 participants from academia and parks agencies

3 rounds to achieve agreement

Human Dimensions Research Themes Understanding and Managing Human Use of PPAs Understanding human use Population change and the use of PPAs Perspectives of the public, politicians and parks agency employees about PPAs Deepening the understanding of human use through qualitative methods of research Managing human use Carrying capacity tools Determining “appropriate” use Servicing recreation and tourism in PPAs

Themes

Understanding and Managing Human Use of PPAs

Understanding human use

Population change and the use of PPAs

Perspectives of the public, politicians and parks agency employees about PPAs

Deepening the understanding of human use through qualitative methods of research

Managing human use

Carrying capacity tools

Determining “appropriate” use

Servicing recreation and tourism in PPAs

Human Dimensions Research Themes PPAs in Regional Context Collaborative management Co-management institutions Roles of ENGOs and local communities Regional socio-economic linkages Links between social and ecological systems Trans-boundary issues Values and benefits of PPAs Aboriginal people and PPAs Cooperative strategies Policy and aboriginals

Themes

PPAs in Regional Context

Collaborative management

Co-management institutions

Roles of ENGOs and local communities

Regional socio-economic linkages

Links between social and ecological systems

Trans-boundary issues

Values and benefits of PPAs

Aboriginal people and PPAs

Cooperative strategies

Policy and aboriginals

Human Dimensions Research Themes Management Effectiveness for PPAs PPA messages Evaluation of PPA messages locally, regionally and nationally Roles of heritage interpretation in PPAs PPA management practices Zoning Calculating economic impacts Adaptive management and visitor management Knowledge management in PPAs Where do managers get information? Knowledge sharing Data warehousing

Themes

Management Effectiveness for PPAs

PPA messages

Evaluation of PPA messages locally, regionally and nationally

Roles of heritage interpretation in PPAs

PPA management practices

Zoning

Calculating economic impacts

Adaptive management and visitor management

Knowledge management in PPAs

Where do managers get information?

Knowledge sharing

Data warehousing

Human Dimensions Research Themes Institutional Arrangements for PPAs Developing and applying PPA policy Roles of science in park policy Decision making and conflict resolution Forms of public participation over time New forms of PPAs Co-existence of public and private forms of protection Roles of Nature Conservancy of Canada, private reserves Historical development and implementation of the biosphere reserve idea in Canada

Themes

Institutional Arrangements for PPAs

Developing and applying PPA policy

Roles of science in park policy

Decision making and conflict resolution

Forms of public participation over time

New forms of PPAs

Co-existence of public and private forms of protection

Roles of Nature Conservancy of Canada, private reserves

Historical development and implementation of the biosphere reserve idea in Canada

Human Dimensions Research Moving Forward Understanding the changing Canadian population Funding human dimensions research in PPAs Sharing human dimensions data, information and knowledge Training human dimensions researchers

Moving Forward

Understanding the changing Canadian population

Funding human dimensions research in PPAs

Sharing human dimensions data, information and knowledge

Training human dimensions researchers

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