Loomis, David K.
Dr. Loomis’s expertise is in the human dimensions of natural resource management. His primary research interests are in the areas of survey and experimental research methodology, the demographic component of recreation demand projections, the use and overuse of common property natural resources, visitor attitudes and motivations, and the general area of natural resource based outdoor recreation. His current research activities and interests include species-specific fisheries management as it relates to recreational anglers, perceptions of fairness and satisfaction resulting from resource allocation procedures and outcomes, state park visitor satisfaction, and socio-economic aspects of recreational fishing.
- Allocation of scarce recreation resources: enhancing support for management decisions
- Evaluation of national recreational fishery resources conservation plan
- Angler preferences for the distribution of catch between self and others: an exploratory application of motivational orientation
- A study of visitors to Massachusetts state parks
- Baseline socio-economic study of the Massachusetts party boat industry
- The importance of catch-related aspects in the recreational fishing experience
- Committee on the Human Dimensions of Recreational Fisheries
Recreational Saltwater Fishing in the Northeastern United States: Understanding Participation and Constraints among Underrepresented Groups, Laura Anderson, Ph.D.
An Examination of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Guidance Documents: Are the Interests and Values of Society Represented, Chris Hawkins, Ph.D.
Selected Recent Publications
Anderson, L. E. and D. K. Salz, R. J. and D. K. Loomis. 2005. Human Dimensions of Coastal Restoration. In Science-Based Restoration Monitoring of Coastal Habitats. Thayer, G. W., McTigue, T. A., Salz, R. J., Merkey, D. H., Burrows, Felicity M., and P. F. Gayaldo, (eds.). Decision Analysis Series No. 23. 67 pp.
Salz, R. and D. K. Loomis. 2005. Recreation Specialization and Anglers’ Attitudes Towards Restricted Fishing Areas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 10(3):187-199.
Salz, R. and D. K. Loomis. 2004. Saltwater Anglers’ Attitudes Towards Marine Protected Areas. Fisheries. 29(6):10-17.
Anderson, L. E. and D. K. Loomis. 2005. Underrepresented Groups in Recreational Fishing: A Literature Review. 39pp. Submitted to National Marine Fisheries Service. Woods Hole, MA.
Loomis, D. K. 2004. 2003 Assessment of Snowmobiling in Massachusetts . 28pp. Submitted to Snowmobiling Association of Massachusetts .
Anderson, L. E., Loomis, D. K., and Vernegaard, L. 2004. Francis William Bird Park : Visitor Characteristics, Experiences, and Interests. 26pp. Submitted to Trustees of the Reservations.
Anderson, L. E., Loomis, D. K., and Vernegaard, L. 2004. Doane’s Falls Reservation: Visitor Characteristics, Experiences, and Interests. 23pp. Submitted to Trustees of the Reservations.
Anderson, L. E., Loomis, D. K., and Vernegaard, L. 2004. Menemsha Hills Reservation: Visitor Characteristics: Experiences, and Interests. 21pp. Submitted to Trustees of the Reservations.
Anderson, L. E., Loomis, D. K., and Vernegaard, L. 2004. Notchview Reservation: Visitor Characteristics, Experiences, and Interests. 24pp. Submitted to Trustees of the Reservations.
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