Gerard Kyle

Dr. Kyle research interests lie in the area of the human dimensions of natural resources. Specifically, he has been studying the meanings various groups ascribe to wildland environments throughout the U.S. This approach has been especially useful for identifying the locus of resource conflicts among various stakeholders and assisting natural resource management agencies resolve the conflicts.

Jim Absher

Dr. Jim Absher's research foci are customer service, carrying capacity, communications, and the human dimensions of wildland fire. He has over 40 years experience applying social science to natural resource management issues, and for the past 17 years, he has held the position of Research Social Scientist with the US Forest Service.

Gerard Kyle

Dr. Kyle research interests lie in the area of the human dimensions of natural resources. Specifically, he has been studying the meanings various groups ascribe to wildland environments throughout the U.S. This approach has been especially useful for identifying the locus of resource conflicts among various stakeholders and assisting natural resource management agencies resolve the conflicts.

Jim Absher

Dr. Jim Absher's research foci are customer service, carrying capacity, communications, and the human dimensions of wildland fire. He has over 40 years experience applying social science to natural resource management issues, and for the past 17 years, he has held the position of Research Social Scientist with the US Forest Service.

Gerard Kyle

Dr. Kyle research interests lie in the area of the human dimensions of natural resources. Specifically, he has been studying the meanings various groups ascribe to wildland environments throughout the U.S. This approach has been especially useful for identifying the locus of resource conflicts among various stakeholders and assisting natural resource management agencies resolve the conflicts.

Jim Absher

Dr. Jim Absher's research foci are customer service, carrying capacity, communications, and the human dimensions of wildland fire. He has over 40 years experience applying social science to natural resource management issues, and for the past 17 years, he has held the position of Research Social Scientist with the US Forest Service.

Gerard Kyle

Dr. Kyle research interests lie in the area of the human dimensions of natural resources. Specifically, he has been studying the meanings various groups ascribe to wildland environments throughout the U.S. This approach has been especially useful for identifying the locus of resource conflicts among various stakeholders and assisting natural resource management agencies resolve the conflicts.

Jim Absher

Dr. Jim Absher's research foci are customer service, carrying capacity, communications, and the human dimensions of wildland fire. He has over 40 years experience applying social science to natural resource management issues, and for the past 17 years, he has held the position of Research Social Scientist with the US Forest Service.

Mike Schuett

Dr. Schuett specializes in outdoor recreation, wildland urban interface, and visitor management research. Specifically, his work identifies social and environmental factors that impact the planning and management of parks, forests and protected areas. He examines visitor behavior and the recreation experience, trends in outdoor recreation behavior, and public involvement in natural resource decision-making. s.

Scott Shafer

Dr. Shafer's interests are focused on planning and design of parks, trails and other places where people spend leisure time. He also conducts research on perceptions and use patterns of parks and trails, as well as capacity and resource allocation issues related to recreation and tourism areas. His teaching revolves around park planning and design at the undergraduate level and the relationships between tourism and the natural environment at the graduate level.