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Institutions, the rules that govern interactions between people, evolve over time. This special issue presents a number of detailed case studies of human environment interactions during a significant historical period. With social-ecological systems, or a set of people, their natural and human-made resources, and the relationships among them (Anderies et al., 2004, Janssen et al., 2005).
In order to understand obstacles to securing garbage from bears at the municipal levels, authors conducted semi-structured interviews of local government administrations and waste service providers.
Find out what the FWS Human Dimensions Branch was up to in FY 2016.
This study explores the spatial variation element of people's attitudes toward brown bears living nearby .
This article presents research on what influences wolf stakeholders' values and behaviors.
This study explores what factors influence people's concern about interaction with black bears.
In cases where physical removal of alligators in human-dominated landscapes is not viable, conservation education programs provide a more realistic strategy to address this issue. This paper presents an examination of two education approaches: a classroom-based program and a field excursion.
This research experiments with possible intervention exercises to decrease fear of bears in people who live in brown bear areas.
Shauna Ginger
By Anna Harris

From field stations to headquarters and from social scientists to stakeholders, the human dimensions of natural resources play a major role in conservation! We all have different attitudes, beliefs, and values stemming from our personal backgrounds, interests and experiences. One of the best ways to bridge gaps, understand our audiences and grow as a conservation agency is to take a moment to get to know each other!

The Theory of Reasoned Action can be used to predict the types of information that will influence attitudes toward and support for novel suburban deer (Odocoileus spp.) management techniques such as contraception.