Michael J. Manfredo

Michael J. Manfredo
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1979
Current Position: 
Professor and Head, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

Michael J. Manfredo is a Professor and Department Head in Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

He received his B.A. and M.S. degree from Penn State University and his Ph. D. from Colorado State University.

Prior to 1989, he held positions at the University of Illinois and at Oregon State University.

Mike's research activities focus on the role of social science in natural resource management.

He has published in journals as Wildlife Society Bulletin, Society and Natural Resources, Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Forestry, Journal of Conservation Biology, Journal of Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Coastal Zone Management, North American Fisheries Management, Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, and Society and Natural Resources.

He also has published books entitled Influencing Human Behavior: Theory and Applications in Recreation, Tourism and Natural Resources Management, and Who Cares about Wildlife?

He was the founding co-editor of the journal entitled Human Dimensions of Wildlife.

His work has also been reported in locations such as CNN, USA Today, Newsweek, New York Times, Denver Post, and the Rocky Mountain News.

Mike currently devotes a significant amount of time on studying America’s Wildlife Values.

Expertise: Adaptive Management, Carrying Capacity, Conservation, Conservation Biology, Conservation on Private Lands, Ecosystem Services, Ecotourism, Education, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, Fishing, Global Tourism, Governance, Habitat Fragmentation, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Leisure, Natural Resource, Tourism, Multi-level Modeling, Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Protected Areas, Policy, Private Land Conservation, Public Lands, Recreation, Social Aspects of Wildfire, Social Ecological Systems, Statistical Analyses, Systems Thinking, Values, Visitor Management, Wildlife, Wildlife Management

Email: Michael.Manfredo@colostate.edu

Dr. Michael J. Manfredo
Colorado State University
1480 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523
P: 970.491.6591