Presentations

Benfield, J., Freeman, S. Miller, Z.D., & Taff, B.D. (SUBMITTED). Acceptable and safe? Testing perceptions of wildlife approach using virtual reality. International Conference on Environmental Psychology. Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Freeman, S., Miller, Z.D., Benfield, J., Taff, B.D., & Newman, P.(SUBMITTED). Wildlife approach acceptability factors. Submitted to Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference. Estes Park, CO.  

Miller, Z.D. (SUBMITTED). Developing belief-based messages to increase day hikers carrying bear spray in Yellowstone National Park. Submitted to Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference. Estes Park, CO.  

Taff, B.D., Peel, V., Rice, W.L., Lacey, G., Pan, B., Klemm, C., Newman, P., Hutchins, B., & Miller, Z.D.(ACCEPTED). Healthy Parks Healthy People: Evaluating and Improving Park Service Efforts to Promote Tourists’ Health and Well-being. Presented at the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Freeman, S.E., Miller, Z.D., Benfield, J., Taff, B.D., & Newman, P. (2019, April). Distance Related Human-Wildlife Conflict: A Virtual Reality Approach to Understanding Visitor Perceptions. Presented at the National Environmental and Recreation Research (NERR) Conference. Annapolis, Maryland.

Rice, W., Newman, P., Taff, B.D., Miller, Z.D., & Zipp, K. (2018, December). Beyond Benefits: Recreational Ecosystem Services as a Management Framework. Presented at the A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference. Arlington, Virginia.

Baker, J., D’Antonio, A., Taff, B.D., Newman, P., Monz, C., Rice, W., Miller, Z.D., & Newton, J. (2018, September). What’s Scale Got to do with it?: The Importance of Scale when Measuring Experience, Impacts, and Behaviors of Users are Popular Recreation Sites. Presented at the 14thBiennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Big Sky, Montana.

Li, R., Miller, Z.D., Pan, B., Taff, B.D., & Newman, P. (2018, September). A Qualitative Study on Chinese Visitors in Grand Teton National Park. Presented at the 14thBiennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Big Sky, Montana.

Rice, W.L., Taff, B.D., Miller, Z.D., Newman, P., Newton, J., D’Antonio, A., Baker, J., & Monz, C. (2018, September). Teton Recon: Mixed-Methods Approaches to Measuring Recreational Ecosystem Services in Grand Teton National Park. Presented at the 14thBiennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Big Sky, Montana.

Miller, Z.D.,Freimund, W., Metcalf, E.C., Nickerson, N.P., Powell, R.B. (2018, September). Communicating with Visitors about Bear Safety: Values, Elaboration, and the Theory of Planned Behavior. Presented at the 14thBiennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Big Sky, Montana.

Miller, Z.D. & Freimund, W. (2018, September). Social Media and National Parks: Understanding Virtual Visitors. Presented at the 14thBiennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Big Sky, Montana.

Newman, P., Miller, Z.D., Levanhagen, M., Francis, C.D, Petrelli, A.R., Abbot, L.C…Barber, J.R. (2018, August). Sounds as an element of human-coupled systems. Social ecological evidence from Muir Woods National Monument. Presented at the 2018 Monitoring and Management of Visitors Conference. Bordeaux, France.

Miller, Z.D., Freimund, W., Powell, R.B., Metcalf, E.C., & Nickerson, N.P. (2018, August). A framework for integrating values into persuasive communication: Value orientations, elaboration, and the theory of planned behavior. Presented at the 2018 Monitoring and Management of Visitors Conference. Bordeaux, France.

Miller, Z.D. &Freimund, W. (2018, August). Social media in parks and conservation areas: A case study of “virtual visitors” from the Facebook page of Yellowstone National Park.Presented at the 2018 Monitoring and Management of Visitors Conference. Bordeaux, France.

Miller, Z.D., Freimund, W., Metcalf, E.C., & Nickerson, N. (2018, June). Value based approaches to persuasive communication.Presented at the 2018 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Snowbird, UT.

Lawhon, B., Taff, B.D.,Schwartz, F., Newman, P., & Miller, Z.D. (2018, June). Attitudes and behaviors toward trash and recycling in national parks. Paper presented at the 2018 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Snowbird, UT.

Sage, J., Nickerson, N., Miller, Z.D., Ocanas, A., & Thomsen, J. (2018, June). Gateway spending as a compliment to national park entrance fees. Presented at the 2018 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Snowbird, UT.

Ferguson, L.C., Newman, P., Taff, B.D., Miller, Z.D., Barber, J., Levenhagen, M., Francis, C., Shr, Y., Petrelli, A., White, C. (2018, June).Case studies in couple human natural systems and measuring acoustic experiences. Presented at the 2018 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Snowbird, UT.

Rice, W., Taff, B.D., Newman, P., Newton, J., Monz, C., D’Antonio, A., & Miller, Z.D. (2018, February). Wanderlost: Increased Visitor Use and Benefit-Achievement in Grand Teton National Park’s String and Leigh Lakes. Presented at the National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium. Annapolis, MD.

Jorgenson, J., Miller, Z.D., & Nickerson, N. (2017, April). National park visitors’ values, attitudes, and intentions to visit in the face of increasing entry fees.Proceedings of Greater Western Travel and Tourism AssociationReno, NV.

Miller, Z.D. & Freimund, W. (2017, April). North American and International Visitor Perspectives on Bison Safety in Yellowstone National Park. Presented at the George Wright Society Conference. Norfolk, VA.

Miller, Z.D. & Freimund, W. (2017, April). Virtual Visitors: Facebook users and Yellowstone National Park. Presented at the George Wright Society Conference. Norfolk, VA.

Miller, Z.D. & Freimund, W. (2016, October). North American and International Visitor Perspectives on Bison Safety in Yellowstone National Park. Presented at the 13thBiennial Science conference in Grand Teton National Park. Jenny Lake, WY.

Miller, Z.D.& Freimund, W. (2015, April). Managing complex park systems. Presented at the 14thAnnual Graduate Student Research Conference. Missoula, MT.

Miller, Z.D. & Freimund, W. (2015, March-April). To shuttle or not to shuttle: Alternative transportation on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Presented at the George Wright Society Conference.Oakland, CA.

Invited


D’Antonio, A.L, Taff, B.D., Rice, W.L., Baker, J., Miller, Z.D.,Monz, C., & Newman, P. (2019, March). String and Leigh Lakes Visitor Use and Experience Study.Invitation to present to staff at Grand Teton National Park. Jackson, WY.

Lawhon, B., Taff, B.D., Miller, Z.D.,Meyers, C., Newman, P., & Schwartz, F. (2019, March). Exploring camper and NPS and concession staff attitudes, intentions, and behaviors regarding waste in national parks. Invitation to present to staff at Grand Teton National Park, National Park Conservation Association, and Subaru of America. Jackson, WY.

Lawhon, B., Taff, B.D., Miller, Z.D., Newman, P., & Schwartz, F. (2019, February). Exploring camper and NPS and concession staff attitudes, intentions, and behaviors regarding waste in national parks. Invitation to present at the Zero Landfill Initiative Summit. San Francisco, CA.

Smithwick, E., Zipp, K., Wu, H., Kaye, M., Taylor, A., Miller, Z.D., Shr, Y., Zhao, A., Dems, C., & Newman, P. (2019, February). Firescapes in the mid-Atlantic: Mismatches between social perceptions and prescribed fire use.Invitation to present to the Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council. Gettysburg, PA.

Newman, P., Taff, B.D., Pan, B., Miller, Z.D., & Shroeder, A. (2018, December). Conference on Conservation and Sustainable Development of Protected Areas. Invitation to present to faculty of Tongji University. Shanghai, China.

Newman, P., Taff, B.D., & Miller, Z.D. (2018, December). Visitor management of national parks of the United States. Invitation to present to Overseas Chinese Town (OCT). Shenzhen, China.

Zipp, K., Dems, C., Kaye, M., Miller, Z.D., Newman, P., Shr, Y., Smithwick, E., Taylor, A., Wu, H., & Zhao, A. (2018, October). Feeling the burn: The optimal timing of prescribed fires for recreational benefits in the mid-Atlantic.Invitation to present at the Student Organization for Society and Natural Resources. University Park, PA.

Newman, P., Taff, B.D., Miller, Z.D., & Benedetti, A. (2018, September). Jimmy Carter National Historic Site visitor use study: Expanding understanding of current and future visitor experiences.Invitation to present to Jimmy Carter National Historic Site staff and managers. Plains, GA.

Smithwick, E., Zipp, K., Wu, H., Kaye, M., Taylor, A., Miller, Z.D., Shr, Y., Zhao, A., & Dems, C. (2018, September). Firescapes in the mid-Atlantic: Mismatches between social perceptions and prescribed fire use.Invitation to present to the Nature Conservancy. MD.

Newman, P., Taff, B.D., Ferguson, L.A., Miller, Z.D., Graf, A., & Costigan, H. (2018, July). Impacts of sound on visitors’ experience in Denali National Park and Preserve’s frontcountry. Invitation to present to Denali National Park and Preserve staff and managers. Denali, AK.

Lawhon, B., Taff, B.D., Schwartz, F., Miller, Z.D., & Newman, P. (2018, March). Exploring visitor attitudes, values, and behaviors regarding waste in national parks. Invitation to present to Grand Teton National Park managers, concessionaires, gateway community members, National Park Conservation Association members, and Subaru of America. Moose, WY.

D’Antonio, A., Baker, J., Rice, W., Taff, B.D., Newman, P.B., Monz, C., & Miller, Z.D. (2018, February). String and Leigh Lakes Visitor Use Study.Invitation to present to Grand Teton National Park managers. Moose, WY.

Miller, Z.D. (2017, October). Human Dimensions Research in Park and Protected Areas: Cases from Yellowstone. Invitation to present in the seminar for the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at The Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA.

Miller, Z.D.(2017, April). Social science perspectives on bear safety in Yellowstone National Park.Invitation to present at the 2017 Education Forum. Mammoth, WY.

Miller, Z.D.(2017, January). Communicating with day hikers about bear safety.Invitation to present to Yellowstone National Park staff and managers. Mammoth, WY.

Miller, Z.D.(2016, April). Social science perspectives on bison-human interactions in Yellowstone National Park.Invitation to present at the 2016 Education Forum. Mammoth, WY.

Miller, Z.D. & Freimund, W. (2014, September). Glacier National Park Going-to-the-Sun Road 2014 Visitor Study. Invitation to present at the Glacier National Park Alternative Planning Workshop. West Glacier, MT.

Organized


Miller, Z.D.& Lawhon, B. (2018, June). Communication That Matters: Improving the Results of Conservation Communication Through Science-Based Strategies. Presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Session. Snowbird, UT.

Thomsen, J., Depper, G., Miller, Z.D., Peterson, B., Zajchowski, C., Ul-Husan, S. (2017, April). GWS Student Summit Reflections: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Protected Areas Over the Next Century. Presented at the George Wright Society Conference Panel. Norfolk, VA.