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Michael A. Tarrant

Question Manager for SOCIO-2 & SOCIO-6

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, 347 Ramsey Center, Athens, GA 30602-6555, 706-542-4330,


Ph.D.      Colorado State University, 1992 (Recreation Resources)

M.A.       University of Illinois, 1989 (Park and Recreation Administration)

B.A.        Leeds Polytechnic, 1987 (Tourism and Outdoor Recreation)


1998-present       Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia. Adjunct Faculty: Colorado State University.

1992-1998           Assistant Professor, The University of Georgia.

1989 – 1992        Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Department of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism.

Related Experience (abridged)

1994-Present       Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management: Associate Editor

1996-Present       National Human Dimensions Steering Committee: Team member

1994-96               Southern Appalachian man and the Biosphere Program: Team member.

Selected Publications (Total approximately 30)

Porter, R. & Tarrant, M.A. (In Press). Using GIS to examine environmental justice and federal tourism sites in the Southern Appalachia. Journal of Travel Research.

Tarrant, M.A., Bright, A.D., & Cordell, H.K. (In Press). A World-Wide-Web human dimensions framework and database for wildlife and forest planning. Human Dimensions of Wildlife.

*Tarrant, M.A., Porter, R., & Bright, A.D. (In Press). Environmental justice and the spatial distribution of fish advisory areas in the Southern Appalachians: A geographic information systems approach. Human Dimensions of Wildlife.

*Brooks, J.J., Warren, R.J., Nelms, M.G., & Tarrant, M.A. (1999). Visitor attitudes toward knowledge of restored bobcats on Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

*Tarrant, M.A. (1999). Variability of the perceived crowding scale: A research note. Leisure Sciences, 21(2), 159-164.

*Tarrant, M.A. & Cordell, H.K. (1999). Environmental justice and the spatial distribution of outdoor recreation sites: An application of geographic information systems. Journal of Leisure Research, 31(1), 18-34.

*Tarrant, M.A. & Green, G.T. (1999). Outdoor recreation and the predictive validity of environmental attitudes. Leisure Sciences, 21(1), 17-30.

*Cordell, H.K., Tarrant, M.A., McDonald, B.L. & Bergstrom, J.C. (1998). How the public views wilderness. International Journal of Wilderness, 4(3), 28-31.

*Tarrant, M.A., & Shafer, C. S. (1997). Condition indicators for distinct wilderness: Is there uniformity? International Journal of Wilderness, 3(4), 29-33.

*Tarrant, M.A., Overdevest, C.O., Bright, A.D., Cordell, H.K., & English, D.B.K. (1997). The effect of persuasive communication strategies on rural resident attitudes toward ecosystem management. Society and Natural Resources, 10(6), 537-550.



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