Shawn Riley Ph.D.

Shawn Riley
Telephone: 517-353-9456

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Parrish Storrs Lovejoy Professor of Wildlife Management

2D Natural Resources

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Faculty Affiliate, MSU Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Fellow, The Wildlife Society

Areas of Expertise: Human dimensions of wildlife management; human-wildlife interactions; program evaluation; structured decision aiding

Five Most Recent Research Endeavors:

  • Improving partnerships for the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division: creation of public value through collaborative governance and partnerships.
  • Assessing fear of large, wild animals in Sweden. In cooperation with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU
  • Evaluating the promise and potential effects of hunter recruitment efforts targeting college students in America. In cooperation with 12 other state universities.
  • Exploring causal factors and effects of declining hunter participation in Michigan.
  • Assessing the dynamics of sharing and receiving wild-harvested venison in Michigan and Sweden: a comparison of different regulatory and normative frameworks.  In cooperation with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Five Most Recent Publications:

Ericsson, G., S. J. Riley, and C. Sandström. 2018. Rural-urban heterogeneity in stakeholder attitudes towards large carnivores in Sweden, 1976-2014.  In Hovardas, T., Editor, Large carnivore conservation and management in Europe: Human dimensions and governance. Routledge Press.  In press.

Goguen, A. D., S. J. Riley, J. F. Organ, and B. A. Rudolph. 2018.  Wild-harvested venison yields and sharing by Michigan deer hunters.  Human Dimension of Wildlife: in press. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2017.1409372

Lauricella, T. K., J. K. Ford, S. J Riley, C. L. Powers, and P. E. Lederle.  2017.  Employee Perceptions Regarding an Organizational Change Initiative in a State Wildlife Agency. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 5:1-16. 

Riley, S. J., J. K. Ford, H. A. Triezenberg, and P. E. Lederle.  2018.  Stakeholder trust in a state wildlife agency.  Journal of Wildlife Management.  In press..

Rudolph, B.A., and S. J. Riley. 2017. Gaining compliance and cooperation with regulated wildlife harvest. Pages 77–96 in Gore, M.L., ed., Conservation Criminology. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA.




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