Currently the Center carries out applied research projects in the US, Latin America, and Asia.

Our research efforts, undertaken in more than 30 protected areas, have focused on:

  • Protected area planning
  • Visitor management
  • Biophysical and social impacts to park resources and visitor experience
  • Public perceptions of management
  • Law enforcement techniques
  • Commercial ecotourism evaluations
  • Inter and intra agency and cross-boundary resource management
  • Impacts from adjacent land use
Recent research projects include:

 (to download more specific project information in PDF format, click on the underlined project title - Adobe Acrobat pdf is required for viewing these documents)