Alistair J. Bath

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X9

Office: ER 3012
Tel: (709) 864-4733
Fax: (709) 864-3119



Globalization, Economy and Resources

Society, Knowledge and Values

  • Resource management, wildlife and recreational resources and park planning
  • Human dimensions in wildlife resource management
  • Public involvement and resource management decision-making
  • Conservation parks' education and information programs
  • Attitudes towards wolves and wolf management in Portugal
  • Human dimensions in forestry management issues in Newfoundland


Ph.D. (1993) - University of Calgary
M.A. (1987) - University of Wyoming
BA Honours (1985) - Wilfred Laurier University


Bishop, B., Vaske, J.J. and A.J. Bath. 2020. Resident cognitions associated with branding Thompson, Manitoba as the Wolf Capital of the World. Human Dimensions of Wildilfe. 25(1):82-91.

Engel, M. T., Vaske, J.J. and A.J. Bath. 2020. Value orientations and beliefs contribute to the formation of a marine conservation personal norm. J. for Nature Conservation. 55:1-9.

Doney, E.D, Vaske, J.J., Bath, A. J., Engel, M.T. and B. Downer. 2020. Predicting acceptance of lethal management of wood bison in Alaska, USA. Ambio. 49: 271-280.

Consorte-McCrea, A. et al. 2019. Large carnivores and zoos as catalysts for engaging the public in the protection of biodiversity. Nature Conservation 37:133-150.

Hogan, J., Sponarski, C. and A.J. Bath. 2019. All-Terrain Vehicles: Differences in Perceptions of Impact on Coastal Dunes Among Communities in New Brunswick, Canada. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. 26:61-71.

Glikman, J. A., Ciucci, P., Marino, A. Davis, E.O, Bath, A. J. and L. Boitani. 2019. Local attitudes toward Apennine brown bears: insights for conservation issues. Conservation Science and Practice.1-11.

Sponarski, C., Vaske, J.J., Bath, A. J. and TA Loeffler. 2019. Retaining change in attitudes and emotions toward coyotes using experiential education. Wildlife Research. 46(2):97-103.

Doney, E.D., Bath, A.J. and Vaske, J.J. 2018. Understanding conflict and consensus regarding wood bison management in Alaska, USA. Wildlife Research. 45:229-236.

Ward, B.M., Doney, E.D., Vodden, K. and A.J. Bath. 2018. The importance of beliefs in predicting support for a south coast national marine conservation area in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Ocean and coastal management. 162:6-12.

Consorte-McCrea, A., Nigbur, D. and A.J. Bath. 2017. Implications of teenagers’ attitudes toward maned wolf conservation in Brazil. Canid Biology and Conservation. 20(5):16-24.

Engel, M., Vaske, J.J., Bath, A.J. and S. Marchini. 2017. Attitudes toward jaguars and pumas and the acceptability killing Big Cats in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: An application of the potential for Conflict Index 2. Ambio. 1-9. DOI 10.1007/s13280-017-0898-6.

Hazzah, L., Bath, A.J., Dolrenry, S., Dickman, A. and L. Frank. 2017. From attitudes to actions: Predictors of lion killing by Maasai Warriors. Plos One. 1-13. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0170796.

Engel, M., Vaske, J.J., Bath, A.J. and S. Marchini. 2016. Predicting acceptability of jaguars and pumas in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 1-18. DOI 10/1080/10871209.2016.1183731.

Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J., Bath, A.J. and T.A. Loeffler. 2016. Changing Attitudes and Emotions toward Coyotes with Experiential Education. The Journal of Environmental Education.1-11. DOI 10.1080/00958964.2016.1158142.

Frank, B., Glikman, J.A., Sutherland, M. and A.J. Bath. 2016. Predictors of extreme negative feelings toward coyote. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 1-14. DOI 10.1080/10871209.2016.1151965

Frank B., Monaco A. and A.J. Bath. 2015. Beyond standard wildlife management: a pathway to encompass human dimension findings in wild boar management. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 1-8. DOI 10.1007/s10344-015-0948-y

Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J. and A.J. Bath. 2015. The role of Cognitions and Emotions in human-coyote interactions. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20(3):238-244.

Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J. and A.J. Bath. 2015. Differences in management action acceptability for coyotes in a national park. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39(2):239-247

Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J. and A.J. Bath. 2015. Attitudinal differences among residents, park staff and visitors toward coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Society and Natural Resources. 28:720-732.

Waight, C. and A.J. Bath. 2014. Factors influencing attitudes among all-terrain vehicle users on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Vol. 5-6: 27-36.

Waight, C. and A.J. Bath. 2014. Recreation specialization among ATV users and its relationship to environmental attitudes and management preferences on the island of Newfoundland. Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal 36(2):161-182.

Sponarski, C.C., Bath, A.J., Vaske, J.J. and M. Musiani. 2014. Salient Values, Social Trust, and attitudes toward Wolf Management in Southwestern Alberta, Canada. Environmental Conservation. Vol. 1: 1-8.

Sponarski, C., Semeniuk, C., Glikman, J.A., Bath, A.J. and M. Musiani. 2013. Heterogeneity among rural resident attitudes toward wolves, Human Dimensions of Wildlife 18(4): 239-248.

Frank, B. and A.J. Bath. 2012. Does it matter where people live? Wildlife management across protected area boundaries. J. Science and Management of Protected Areas Vol. 1: 12-21.

Glikman, J.A., Vaske, J.J., Bath, A.J., Ciucci, P. and L. Boitani. 2012. Residents’ support for wolf and bear conservation: the moderating influence of knowledge. European Journal of Wildlife Research. Vol. 58: 295-302.

Glikman, J., Bath, A.J. and J. Vaske 2010. Segmenting Normative Beliefs regarding Wolf Management in Central Italy, Human Dimensions in Wildlife Management 15(5):347-358.
Decker, S. and A.J. Bath. 2010. Public versus expert opinions regarding public involvement processes used in resource and wildlife management Conservation Letters 1-10

Bath, A. J. 2010. Human Dimensions: Working in conflict zones toward a trans-boundary peace park. UKWCT Wolf Print 39: 20-22.

Majic, A. and A.J. Bath. 2010. Monitoring and documenting changes in Croatian attitudes toward wolves. Biological Conservation 143: 255-260.

Decker, S. and A.J. Bath. 2010. The Return of the King or Bringing Snails to the Garden? The Human Dimensions of a proposed restoration of European bison (Bison bonasus) in Germany. Restoration Ecology. 18(1): 41-51.

Rosen, T. and A.J. Bath. 2009. Transboundary management of large carnivores in Europe: From incident to opportunity. Conservation Letters 2: 109-114.

*Bath, A.J. 2009. Human Dimensions: Working with people toward effective conservation. UKWCT Wolf Print 37: 8-10.

Bath, A.J., Olszanska, A. and O’Karma, H. 2008. From a human dimensions perspective, The unknown large carnivore: Public attitudes toward Eurasian lynx in Poland. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 13(1):31-46

Bath, A.J. and J. Enck. 2003. Wildlife-human interactions in Canadian and U.S. national parks. Social Science Research Review. Volume 4 (1): 1-32. U.S. National Park Service. Washington, DC.

Zeiler, H., A. Zedrosser and A.J. Bath. 1999. Attitudes of Austrian hunters and Vienna residents toward bear and lynx in Austria. Ursus 11: 193-200.

Bath, A.J. 1998. The role of human dimensions in wildlife resource research in wildlife management. Ursus 10: 349-355.

Lohr, C.; W.B. Ballard and A.J. Bath. 1996. Attitudes toward grey wolf (Canis lupus) reintroduction to New Brunswick. Wildl. Soc. Bull Vol.24 (3): 414-420.

Kellert, S.R.; Black, M.; Rush, C.R. and A.J. Bath 1996. Human culture and large carnivore conservation in North America. Conservation Biology Journal. Vol.10 (4): 977-990.

Bath, A.J. 1996. Increasing the applicability of human dimensions research to large predators. Journal of Wildlife Research. Vol. 1 (2): 215-220.

Bath, A.J.; Filion, F.L; Duwors, E.; Jacquemot, A.; Gray, P; Boxall, P.; Bouchard, P.; Reid, R. 1996. Assessing the importance of wildlife to Canadians. Journal of Wildlife Research. 1(3): 287-291.

Gray, P.A.; E. DuWors; R. Reid; P. Boxall; F. Filion; A. Jacquemot; P. Bouchard and A. Bath 1995. The importance of wildlife to Canadians. Canadian Social Trends pp.30-34.

*Bath, A.J. 1994. Who visits Yellowstone? A recreational profile of Yellowstone National Park visitors. Yellowstone Science. 2(2):15-18.

Chen, X.H.; P.A. Shelton and A.J. Bath. 1994. Relationships between temperature and landing patterns in the southern Labrador and eastern Newfoundland inshore cod fishery. Fisheries Oceanography. 3(3): 191-196.

Bath, A.J. 1994. Public attitudes toward polar bears: An application of human dimensions in wildlife resources research. Pages 168-174. In I. Thompson, ed. Proceedings of the International Union of Game Biologists XXI Congress. Vol. 1, Canadian Forest Service, Halifax, Canada. 379pp.

Gray, P.A.; P. Boxall; R. Reid; F. Filion; E. DuWors; A. Jacquemot; P. Bouchard and A. Bath. 1994. The importance of wildlife to Canadians: Results from three national surveys. Pages 151-157. In I. Thompson, ed. Proceedings of the International Union of Game Biologists XXI Congress. Vol. 1, Canadian Forest Service, Halifax, Canada. 379pp.

Bright, A.D.; M.J. Manfredo; M. Fishbein and A.J. Bath. 1993. Application of the theory of reasoned action to the National Park Service's controlled burn policy. J. of Leisure Research. 25(3): 263-280.

Bath, A.J. 1991. Public attitudes in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho toward wolf restoration in Yellowstone National Park. Transactions of the 56th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. 56: 91-95.

Bath, A.J. 1989. The public and wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park. Soc. and Nat. Res. 2: 297-306.

Bath, A.J. and T. Buchanan. 1989. Attitudes of interest groups in Wyoming toward wolf restoration in Yellowstone National Park. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 17: 519-525.