Human Dimensions of Wildlife Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Human Dimensions in Wildlife Study Group, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Human Dimensions of Wildlife is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. The journal was created to provide an open forum for exchange of human dimensions information.

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Website Human Dimensions of Wildlife website
Other titles Human dimensions of wildlife
ISSN 1087-1209
OCLC 34179670
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: We quantified elephant–train casualties along the 163 km (101 mi) Siliguri-Alipurduar railway line in northern West Bengal, India and assessed stakeholder perceptions about this conflict. We found that casualties have increased post-conversion of this railway line from meter to broad gauge, and are highest during monsoons and winters. Higher casualty risk was associated with closer distances to nearest curve and higher forest cover. Elephants frequently visit near this railway line, and 83% of households living in close proximity to this line sighted elephants during 2012. Most train operators (87%) said that elephant–train collisions had increased, and cited speed, low visibility, and lack of warning systems as main reasons. Among household respondents, reasons for accidents included an increase in both train numbers and speed. Our suggestions for mitigating the conflict include installation of sensor-systems that can warn train drivers about approaching animals, and shifting trains to the alternate existing railway line.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2015; 20(1):81-94. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.937017
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    ABSTRACT: This article examined a typology of female hunters, factors constraining participation, and negotiation strategies females used to overcome constraints. A survey of Oregon hunters was conducted in the summer of 2010 to understand hunting characteristics using the 2008 big game license database (n = 392). We created a typology of female hunters using a cluster analysis of Recreation Experience Preference items. Four clusters were identified: less-engaged, family oriented, nature-sport, and all around enthusiast. Analysis of variance revealed differences among female hunter segments. Differences existed among the four groups on both constraints and negotiation strategies. One of the notable groups was the family-oriented hunter. This type of hunter was the most likely to perceive constraints and the most likely to utilize negotiation strategies to increase their participation in hunting. Findings reveal nuanced differences between types of female hunters. These findings can assist managers with outreach strategies and facilitate future female hunting participation.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2015; 20(1):30-46. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.957366
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    ABSTRACT: Uncertainty exists as to how duck harvest regulations influence waterfowl hunter behavior. We used the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Parts Collection Survey to examine how harvest regulations affected behaviors of Central Flyway duck hunters. We stratified hunters into ranked groups based on seasonal harvest and identified three periods (1975–1984, 1988–1993, 2002–2011) that represented different harvest regulations (moderate, restrictive, and liberal, respectively; season length and daily bag limits smallest in restrictive seasons and largest in liberal seasons). We examined variability of seven measures of duck hunter behaviors across the periods: days harvesting ducks, daily harvest, hunter mobility, mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) selectivity, gender selectivity, daily female mallard harvest, and timing of harvest. Hunters reported harvesting ducks on more days, at a higher efficiency, and in slightly more counties during liberal seasons relative to restrictive and moderate seasons. We provide evidence to suggest that future regulation change will affect hunter behaviors.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2015; 20(1):15-29. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.950437
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    ABSTRACT: Imprecision in respondent recall can cause response heaping in frequency data for particular values (e.g., 5, 10, 15). In human dimensions research, heaping can occur for variables such as days of participation (e.g., hunting, fishing), animals/fish harvested, or money spent on licenses. Distributions with heaps can bias population estimates because the means and totals can be inflated or deflated. Because bias can result in poor management decisions, determining if the bias is large enough to matter is important. This note introduces the logic and flow of a deheaping program that estimates bias in means and totals when people use approximate responses (i.e., prototypes). The program can make estimates even when spikes occur due to bag limits. The program is available online, and smooths heaps at multiples of 5 (numbers ending in 5 and 0) and 7 (e.g., 7, 14, 21), and produces standard deviations in estimates.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):167-173. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.968890
  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):182-184. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.971473
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    ABSTRACT: Since negative attitudes toward wildlife reduce support for biodiversity conservation, understanding the relationship between urban residents’ attitudes and their experience with wildlife problems is important. We surveyed households in Wellington City, New Zealand, and modeled the relationship between attitude toward birds, and biodiversity awareness and engagement. Planting trees to attract birds was the only predictor to provide substantial inference for attitude (ωi = 0.873). We then assessed how experiencing a problem with birds modified these relationships, finding that two models comprised the confidence model set (∑ωi ≥ 0.95); planting for birds combined with the additive (ωi = 0.568) and interactive (ωi = 0.400) effects of experiencing a problem. Experience of a bird problem on its own did not influence attitude (ΔAIC = 17.50, ωi < 0.001). Attitude toward birds may be robust to experiencing minor problems, and may be related to a person’s experience and engagement with birds rather than negative experiences.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):99-111. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.961213
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    ABSTRACT: In Central Africa, bushmeat is commonly consumed, although its importance relative to other meats is incompletely understood. The urban demand for bushmeat is thought to be fueling the unsustainable trade of wildlife. In July-August 2010, 205 households were surveyed in Port-Gentil, Gabon, to describe meat consumption patterns and bushmeat acquisition practices. Using a three-day recall period, poultry and fish were consumed most frequently (86% and 84% of all households, respectively), compared to beef (44%), pork (25%), and bushmeat (24%). Small non-human primates represented a large proportion of the bushmeat consumed. Most of the bushmeat was acquired fresh and consumed boiled within 12 hours of purchase. Income was an important determinant for fish, bushmeat, and beef consumption. Finally, bushmeat was more frequently consumed on Sundays. This article reinforces the importance of considering economic factors when assessing determinants of household meat consumption in the central African urban setting.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):147-158. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.996836
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    ABSTRACT: In Laikipia, Kenya, youth are increasingly likely to attend school and less likely to spend time in the landscape as pastoralists when compared with preceding generations. A possible unintended outcome of this transition is a change in how youth experience and relate to wildlife. This article addressed the research question: How do youth in Laikipia experience wildlife? When asked to share an essay about a personal experience with wildlife, most of the respondents recalled negative direct experiences that involved human-wildlife conflict. Negative emotions were expressed more often than positive emotions. Since these experiences may contribute to an overall attitude about wildlife, the result is potentially troubling. This paradoxical outcome of greater access to education and less time spent in the landscape may lead to a future generation of decision-makers with an ambivalent or negative attitude toward wildlife.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):1-14. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.968891
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    ABSTRACT: Wildlife attacks on humans are an example of serious human-wildlife conflict. Such attacks are rarely studied in Asia and particularly not in Iran. A total of 53 wolf (Canis lupus) attacks were recorded on humans in the Hamedan province, a human-dominated landscape in west Iran, between April 2001 and April 2012. Most attacks were classified as predatory (68%) and pet-related (19%) in nature. The majority of victims were children (12 years old or younger; 62%). Most incidents (70%) took place during the wolf’s pup-rearing season. The most frequent human activities at time of attack were recreation based (57%). The locations of attacks occurred frequently in the farmlands (43%) and outskirts of villages (41%). We recommend that future wolf attacks could be reduced or prevented through modification of human behavior and public education designed to prevent the habituation of wolves.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):1-11. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.963747
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    ABSTRACT: One solution to mitigate conservation threats is to harness the collective impact of individuals changing their behavior. Due to limited resources, it is necessary to identify high impact behaviors to target in future advocacy campaigns. In this article, we followed a systematic process and asked environmental specialists and zoo visitors to list the top three global and local wildlife conservation threats and the corresponding behaviors to mitigate the threats. Visitor perceptions, unlike those of experts, were biased toward global threats with less awareness of local threats. For addressing global threats, both visitors and experts listed individual-based actions. At the local scale, experts focused on behaviors implemented by government and large organizations while visitors listed individual-based actions. Future research and advocacy campaigns will need to address the expert bias toward government and large organization-based behaviors at the local scale and visitor bias toward global threats and behaviors.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 03/2015; 20(2):1-10. DOI:10.1080/10871209.2015.963748
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    ABSTRACT: Wildlife tourism is an important platform to investigate the relationship between people and nature. Given that wildlife destinations are likely to receive higher tourism demand from new emerging economies, this article considers the wider emotional and psychological implications of wildlife watching. The growing significance of this tourist activity is a potential reawakening of a deeper ecological sub-consciousness brought about by a society which is disconnected from nature. Particular attention is given to the importance of experiencing nature first hand, the psychological benefits and the emotional responses that may engender a relationship of care. This is not only good for the human spirit but ultimately good for nature conservation as well.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12/2014; In print.
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    ABSTRACT: Understanding perceptual and situational factors underlying nuisance complaints can help managers maintain carnivore populations while mitigating conflicts with people. Our study uses data from a mail survey (n = 467 complainants about nuisance alligators, and n = 669 random Florida residents) and a three-step binary logistic regression analysis to examine how general attitudes, specific beliefs, and situational factors influence the behavior of reporting nuisance alligators. Residence adjacent to fresh water, the presence of outdoor pets, higher risk belief scores, higher nuisance belief scores, higher education, and older age were all related to complaining about an alligator, whereas general attitude toward alligators was not. Results are consistent with the “specificity principle” for attitude–behavior correspondence and emphasize the importance of situational factors as behavioral determinants. Targeted harvest areas can help to manage complaints in marginal habitats where risk from alligators is persistent. Information about protective behaviors and benefits of alligators can motivate residents to avoid dangerous encounters.
    Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11/2014; 19(6). DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.918218
  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11/2014; 19(6). DOI:10.1080/10871209.2014.929196