Needham, Mark

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Professor; Director of the Natural Resources, Tourism, and Recreation (NATURE) Studies Lab
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

204 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-1498
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-5814
Editor of the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife: http://www.tandfonline.com/UHDW
International collaborator at the Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa (iCWild): http://www.icwild.uct.ac.za
The Academy of Leisure Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society Graduate Students’ Award for Outstanding Faculty for 2013
College of Forestry Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching and Advising Professor for 2009
College of Forestry Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Professor for 2007
B.A., Geography and Environmental Studies, 1999, University of Victoria, Canada
M.A., Geography, 2002, University of Victoria, Canada
Ph.D., Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, 2006, Colorado State University
Research Areas: 
  • Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
  • Social Science, Policy, and Natural Resources
  • Sustainable Recreation and Tourism
Research Interests: 
  • Human Dimensions
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Social Science
  • Tourism
Human dimensions of natural resources (e.g., wildlife, forestry, marine issues); applications of social psychology to natural resource issues (e.g., norms, attitudes, values, specialization, risk, trust); recreation and tourism in parks and other areas (e.g., marine and wildlife reserves, rivers, ski areas); carrying capacity, crowding, and conflict; and survey design and quantitative methods


Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
TRAL 251
Recreation Resource Management
Fall Term
TRAL 353
Nature, Eco, and Adventure Tourism
Fall Term
FES 523
Quantitative Analysis in Social Science
Spring Term
For a complete list of publications, visit NATURE Studies Lab website