Human dimensions of wildlife
Getting Over the Dam: Overcoming institutional barriers to the recovery of Atlantic salmon by navigating the social-science/policy interface.
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- Ph.D. – Natural Resource Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2014
- M.E.Des – Environmental Science, University of Calgary, 2010
- B.S. – Biology, University of British Columbia, 2006
- WLE 445: Management of Endangered and Threatened Species
- WLE 461: Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
- WLE 470: Wildlife Policy and Administration
Carly Sponarski joined the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in August 2016. Prior to moving to Orono, Dr. Sponarski was a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Nicole Ardoin’s Social Ecology lab at Stanford University. She obtained her PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada, in Natural Resource Management within the Geography Department; a M.E.Des (Environmental Science) from the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Environmental Design; and a BSc in Animal Biology from the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Sponarski’s research interests focus on the intersection of human (social systems) and natural resources (ecological systems), thus her work is interdisciplinary in nature. At this intersection, she examines the social impacts of resource management – the community interactions, associated conflicts, and decision-making. This research is called, human dimensions of natural resources and she focuses on wildlife and fisheries management issues. Dr. Sponarski is interested in understanding future management directives/objectives, current management strengths/weaknesses, and public opinion towards difference species and management actions.
Sponarski, C.C., Loeffler, T.A., Vaske, J.J. & Bath A. J. (2016) Changing attitudes and emotions toward coyotes with experiential education. Journal of Environmental Education. 47(4):296-306 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2016.1158142
Sponarski, C.C., Spacapan, M., Miller, C.A., & Vaske, J.J. (2016) Modelling perceived risk from coyotes among Chicago residents. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 21(6): 491-505. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2016.1190989
Vaske, J.J., Beaman, J., & Sponarski, C.C., (2016) Rethinking the internal consistency of Cronbach’s alpha. Journal of Leisure Sciences. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2015.1127189
Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J., & Bath, A.J. (2015) The role of cognitions and emotions in human-coyote interactions. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 20(3): 238-254
Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J., & Bath, A.J. (2015) Differences in management action acceptability for coyotes in a national park. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39(2): 239–247
Sponarski, C.C., Vaske, J.J., & Bath, A.J. (2015) Attitudinal differences among residents, park staff, and visitors toward coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Society and Natural Resources. 28(7): 720-732
Sponarski, C.C., Bath, A.J., Vaske, J.J., & Musiani, M., (2014). Salient Values, Social Trust, and Attitudes toward Wolf Management in Southwestern Alberta, Canada. Environmental Conservation. 41(4) 303-310
Sponarski, C.C., Bath, A.J., Semeniuk, C., Glikman, J.A., & Musiani, M. (2013). Heterogeneity among rural resident attitudes toward wolves. International Journal of Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 44(4): 239-248
Salomon, M., Sponarski, C.C., Larocque, A., & Avilés, L. (2010). Social organization of the colonial spider Leucauge sp. In the Neotropics: Vertical stratification within colonies. Journal of Arachnology 38(3): 446-451