Research Projects Funded

2015

Betts, M. D., Verschuyl, J., Needham, M. D., Maguire, D., Mainwaring, D., Stokely, T., Latta, G., Phalan, B., Rivers, J., Fitzerald, S., & Hatten, J. (2015-2017). Quantifying tradeoffs and synergies between ecosystem services in intensively managed forests. Institute for Working Forest Landscapes.

Needham, M. D. (2015-2017). Resident needs and visitor behaviors in Portland Metro Regional Parks. Metro (Portland, Oregon).

2014

Needham, M. D., & Cramer, L. A. (2014-2016). Resident perceptions of the Oregon marine reserve system. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

2013

Needham, M. D., & Shelby, B. (2013-2015). Visitors and use levels on the Lower Sandy Wild and Scenic River. US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Final Report

Needham, M. D., & Howe, G. T. (2013-2015). Forest health biotechnologies: What are the drivers of public acceptance? US Endowment for Forestry and Communities and The Forest Health Initiative.

2011

Szuster, B. W., Mora, C., & Needham, M. D. (2011-2013). Social carrying capacity of manta ray night dive sites in West Hawaii. University of Hawaii College of Social Sciences.

Needham, M. D., & Cramer, L. A. (2011-2013). Coastal resident perceptions of proposed marine reserves in Oregon. Sponsor: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Final Report

White, E. M., Rosenberger, R. S., & Needham, M. D. (2011-2013). Oregon state park economic contribution analysis and survey support. Sponsor: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

2010

Needham, M. D., & Morzillo, A. (2010-2011). Landowner incentives and tolerances for managing beaver impacts in Oregon. Sponsors: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Bonneville Power Administration. Final Report

2009

Rosenberger, R., & Needham, M. D. (2009-2010). Oregon State Parks visitor use survey: Survey methods pilot test project. Sponsor: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Final Report

Needham, M. D., & Rosenberger, R. (2009-2012). Community benefits of recreation, leisure, and urban proximate public lands. Sponsor: USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Needham, M. D. (2009). Tillamook Forest Center visitor survey analysis and reporting. Sponsor: Oregon Department of Forestry. Final Report

2008

Szuster, B. W., & Needham, M. D. (2008-2009). A recreation management-by-objectives framework for Hawaii’s coastal resources: Applications at Kealakekua Bay and Molokini Shoal. Sponsors: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Final Reports - Molokini | Kealakekua Bay

Rosenberger, R., & Needham, M. D. (2008-2011). Public support, demand, and potential revenue for recreation on the McDonald-Dunn Forest. Sponsors: Oregon State University College of Forestry and College Forests. Final Report

Falk, J., & Needham, M. D. (2008-2009). Measuring the impact of a science center on its community. Sponsor: Noyce Foundation.

2007

Needham, M. D. (2007). Visitor tradeoffs and preferences for conditions at Henry Rierson Spruce Run Campground in Clatsop State Forest, Oregon. Sponsor: Oregon Department of Forestry. Final Report

Needham, M. D., & Tynon, J. (2007). A multi-stakeholder approach to carrying capacity and management of nearshore reefs in Hawaii. Sponsors: Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Research Program (HCRI-RP) and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Final Reports - Pupukea | Kailua Beach Park | Waikiki Diamond Head

2006

Needham, M. D. (2006-2011). Effects of concessions and commercial operations on forest recreation and tourism use. Sponsor: USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Needham, M. D. (2006). Visitors’ experiences and preferences at Lost Lake in Clatsop State Forest, Oregon. Sponsor: Oregon Department of Forestry. Final Report

2004

Vaske, J. J., & Needham, M. D. (2004-2005). Colorado hunters’ responses to chronic wasting disease. Sponsor: Colorado Division of Wildlife.

2003

Vaske, J. J., Manfredo, M. J., & Needham, M. D. (2003-2005). Hunters' responses to chronic wasting disease (CWD). Sponsors: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Needham, M. D. (2003). Recreation and tourism segmentation markets among Colorado’s counties. Sponsors: Cooperative Extension Department, Colorado State University, and Department of Local Affairs, State of Colorado.

2002

Needham, M. D. (2000-2002). The ‘other’ season at ski hills: Applying the limits of acceptable change to a study of summer alpine recreation on and adjacent to Whistler Mountain, British Columbia. Sponsors: Bassett Family Bursary for Environmental Research and University of Victoria Graduate Award.