Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

Our ability to alleviate some of the worst consequences of anthropogenic climate change hinges upon wide-scale behavior change at all levels of society. Researchers contend that an effective way to mitigate climate change lies at the intersection...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

A project to investigate the consumer perceptions and purchasing behaviors in relation to their understandings of long-term health effects, risk perceptions, with an emphasis on aquacultured seafood.  SERI is a subcontractors for this...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

Thomas Webler participated in a research project with the aim of creating an exhibition that addresses preconceptions and constructed understandings of dolphins. The exhibit was not intended to feature live dolphins; those had been removed from...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

Three projects were done on this topic:

1. Social science research needs assessment and proposed research strategy on occupational risk, safety, and health for the National Park Service. Report prepared for the Social Science Research...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

We completed a social science research literature review on the human dimensions of wildland fire, as part of a broader project for the Social Science Research Director of the National Park Service on a proposed research strategy for wildland...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

A social risk analysis of visitor safety in the National Parks System. Funded by the Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID for the Social Science Research Program of the National Park Service. Comprehensive Study of...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

The primary goal of this project was to develop a framework to guide the selection of metrics for assessing spill responses, prior to a spill response during response planning, by a broad range of potentially affected and interested parties. Our...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

The legacy of nuclear weapons production, testing, research, and waste management affects the physical and social health of communities throughout the United States. Both radiation and chemical contamination have affected ground and surface...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

SERI is working as a sub-contractor to Decision Research in Oregon.  The project conducts basic research in the areas of risk perception and decision making and their application to risk communication. The work specifically applies to policy...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

The objective of this project is to design a process to help Area Committee planners anticipate and plan for the socially disruptive, or “human dimensions” of spills. This will be a procedure in which planners and other stakeholders...

Human Dimensions of Risk and Environment

We are studying the recreational misuse of coral reefs in Puerto Rico. The purpose is to establish baseline data on potentially harmful behaviors of divers and snorkelers to reefs. Such baseline data are necessary in order to evaluate...