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Human dimensions theory

Human dimensions theory

Key papers

Bennett, N. J., R. Roth, S. C. Klain, K. Chan, P. Christie, D. A. Clark, G. Cullman, D. Curran, T. J. Durbin, G. Epstein, A. Greenberg, M. P. Nelson, J. Sandlos, R. Stedman, T. L. Teel, R. Thomas, D. Veríssimo, and C. Wyborn. 2017. Conservation social science: understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation. Biological Conservation 205:93-108. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Bruskotter, J. T., A. Singh, D. C. Fulton, and K. Slagle. 2015. Assessing tolerance for wildlife: clarifying relations between concepts and measures. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20:255-270. External resource

Bruskotter, J. T., and R. S. Wilson. 2014. Determining where the wild things will be: using psychological theory to find tolerance for large carnivores. Conservation Letters 7:158-165. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Carter, N. H., S. J. Riley, and J. Liu. 2012. Utility of a psychological framework for carnivore conservation. Oryx 46:525-535. External resource

Dickman, A. J. 2010. Complexities of conflict: the importance of considering social factors for effectively resolving human-wildlife conflict. Animal Conservation 13:458-466. External resource

Heberlein, T. A. 2012. Navigating environmental attitudes. Conservation Biology 26:583-585. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Jacobsen, K. S., and J. D. C. Linnell. 2016. Perceptions of environmental justice and the conflict surrounding large carnivore management in Norway - implications for conflict management. Biological Conservation 203:197-206. External resource

Kansky, R., M. Kidd, and A. T. Knight. 2016. A wildlife tolerance model and case study for understanding human wildlife conflicts. Biological Conservation 201:137-145. External resource  

Manfredo, M. J., J. T. Bruskotter, T. L. Teel, D. Fulton, S. H. Schwartz, R. Arlinghaus, S. Oishi, A. K. Uskul, K. Redford, S. Kitayama, and L. Sullivan. 2017. Why social values cannot be changed for the sake of conservation. Conservation Biology 31:772-780. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Manfredo, M. J., and A. A. Dayer. 2004. Concepts for exploring the social aspects of human–wildlife conflict in a global context. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 9:1-20. External resource

Manfredo, M. J., L. Sullivan, A. W. Don Carlos, A. M. Dietsch, T. L. Teel, A. D. Bright, and J. T. Bruskotter. 2018. America's wildlife values: the social context of wildlife management in the U.S., Colorado State University, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Fort Collins, CO. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download  

Peterson, M. N., J. L. Birckhead, K. Leong, M. J. Peterson, and T. R. Peterson. 2010. Rearticulating the myth of human-wildlife conflict. Conservation Letters 3:74-82. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Sandbrook, C., W. M. Adams, B. Büscher, and B. Vira. 2013. Social research and biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 27:1487-1490. External resource

Treves, A., and J. Bruskotter. 2014. Tolerance for predatory wildlife. Science 344:476. External resource

Vucetich, J. A., D. Burnham, E. A. Macdonald, J. T. Bruskotter, S. Marchini, A. Zimmermann, and D. W. Macdonald. 2018. Just conservation: what is it and should we pursue it? Biological Conservation 221:23-33. Adobe Acrobat PDF Download

Books and Book Chapters

Decker, D. J., S. J. Riley, and W. F. Siemer. 2012. Human dimensions of wildlife management. Johns Hopkins University Press. External resource

Dickman, A., S. Marchini, and M. Manfredo. 2013. The human dimension in addressing conflict with large carnivores. Pages 110-126 Key topics in conservation biology 2. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. External resource

Manfredo, M. J. 2008. Who cares about wildlife?: Social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues. Springer New York. External resource

Manfredo, M. J., J. J. Vaske, P. J. Brown, D. J. Decker, and E. A. Duke. 2009. Wildlife and society: the science of human dimensions. Island Press. External resource

Marchini, S. 2014. Who’s in conflict with whom? Human dimensions of the conflicts involving wildlife. Pages 189-209 in L. M. Verdade, M. C. Lyra-Jorge, and C. I. Piña, editors. Applied ecology and human dimensions in biological conservation. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg. External resource