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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



Tel.: +1(352) 415-6961


Research Interests

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).

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