Nicole Franks

Coordinates

Office: SN 2005
Telephone: (709) 770-0725
Email: naf357@mun.ca

Supervisor

Alistair Bath, Department of Geography, Memorial University

Committee

TA Loeffler, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University
Barry Stephenson, Religious Studies Department, Memorial University

Teaching

Teaching Assistant, 2016 Winter, Advanced Natural Resource Management, GEOG 3425

Previous Education

BA Geography (Major) History (Minor), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2015

Title of Project

Understanding Values, Attitudes, Motivations, and Behaviors of the residents and youth of Salmonier Line

Research Description

My research project, Understanding Values, Attitudes, Motivations, and Behaviors of the residents and youth of Salmonier Line, is focused around environmental attitudes.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently bought 3 parcels of land along the beautiful Salmonier River here in NL to create a nature reserve. The area is ecologically and culturally significant for many reasons. Ecologically, because the forest itself makes up one of the smallest eco regions in the province and it is home to a diversity of lichens some of which are globally rare. Culturally, because many of locals frequent the remote landscape engaging in recreational and wildlife related activities. Therefore, my research aims to understand residents and youths attitudes and values towards the environment while documenting their recreational and wildlife related activities and the motivations behind them.

Research Interests

Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Attitudes
Wildlife Management
Public Engagement
Outdoor Recreation
Social Psychology
Education

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