Dr. Donnelly’s research efforts have contributed to the advancement of theory in the conceptual areas of norms, values, outdoor recreation conflict, specialization and substitutability. In addition, results from her research projects have provided managers with information that has assisted them in monitoring the quality of visitor experiences, and setting carrying capacities for visitor use of natural resource areas. This research has occurred in National Parks, National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges, State Parks and Private Organization lands across the United States and in Alberta and British Columbia. She received her B.A. in Recreation at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1976, and both her M.A. in Recreation Resource Management and Ph.D. in Social Psychology/Outdoor Recreation at the University of Maryland in 1980 and 1985, respectively.
Other Research Interests
Environmental impacts of tourism
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