Jessica Hogan

Office: SN2005
Phone: (709) 699-3592
Email: jlh440@mun.ca

 

Supervisor

Dr. Alistair Bath

Committee

Dr. Carissa Brown, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Awards and Distinctions:

Coinamatic – Promotion of Environmental Awareness Scholarship, 2016
Memorial Entrance Scholarship, 2012

Previous Education:

BA Geography & French (Majors), Memorial University, 2016

Title of Project:

Understanding Public Attitudes, Values, and Trust in Agencies for Wildlife Management in New Brunswick

Research Project Description:

In recent years, there has been an increase in illegal All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use on beaches in New Brunswick. ATV riding on beaches has been known to disturb wildlife, including the endangered shore bird the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), as well as increase erosion of important coastal ecosystems. There has been substantial amount of ecological research on the Piping Plover but there is little to be said about the human-wildlife interactions. Using a human dimensions of wildlife approach, my research aims to understand the levels of acceptance for management options and public trust in agencies which can hopefully provide representative suggestions and/or concerns to decision makers. I would also like to investigate the impacts of ATVs on local dune systems and potentially make connections to Limits of Acceptable Change.

Research Interests:

Human-Dimensions of Wildlife
Biogeography
Natural Resource Management
Public Involvement in decision making
Conservation Biology
Social Psychology

Contact

Department of Geography

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca