Ramesh Paudyal, Ph.D.
Human Dimensions Specialist
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Courtesy Assistant Professor
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
PhD, Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, 2017
MS, Forest Resources, University of Georgia, 2013
MS, Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2006
BS, Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2004
1. Parks, tourism, and outdoor recreation
Travel motivations (e.g., perceived personal, social, and economic benefits), place identity/attachment, preference, perception, and support for forest and recreation area management.
Visitors assessment using traffic and infra-red counters.
Local residents' resources dependency, ecotourism benefits, and conservation participation.
2. Human dimensions of natural resources and wildlife management
Human-wildlife conflict, values, knowledge, perceptions, attitudes, norms, and behaviors
Conservation education and messages
3. Environmental risk perception
Public perceptions of environmental risks (e.g., weather extremes, climate change), responses, and adaptions in contexts and settings sensitive to changing environment (e.g., cold water fishing and coastal tourism and recreation, mountain environment).