Speaker: Mark D. Needham, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, and Director of the Natural Resources, Tourism, and Recreation (NATURE) Studies Lab at Oregon State University
Topic: What does the public think about Oregon’s marine reserves? Findings from two studies
The State of Oregon has created marine reserves in its waters to advance scientific research, assess impacts of reserve implementation, and conserve habitats and biodiversity. This presentation provides results from two major studies assessing public responses (e.g., their attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions) toward these reserves. Date were obtained from statistically representative samples of residents (i.e., the voting public): (a) along the Oregon coast (study 1), and (b) in the most heavily populated region of Oregon (Portland to Ashland between the Coast and Cascade Mountain Ranges [i.e., I-5 corridor]; study 2). This presentation compares results between these two studies and provides recommendations based on these findings.
Thursday, January 10 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
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