Larry Gigliotti, Ph.D.

Larry obtained his B.S. in biology (wildlife ecology) from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and Ph.D. in human dimensions from Michigan State University. Larry is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and was a Certified Fisheries Scientist.


Only Larry's most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Larry, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.
Larry also can be reached at his South Dakota State University email


  • Ph D Michigan State University 1989
  • MS Michigan State University 1983
  • BS Pennsylvania State University 1975

Research Interests

  • Attitudes, values, perceptions, beliefs, expectations related to resource use and recreation
  • Recreation dynamics of fishing, hunting and other forest-based recreation
  • Social and psychological determinants of resource user behavior and attitude formation
  • Management application of human dimensions research
  • Public involvement strategies
  • Customer satisfaction related to out-door recreation
  • Market segmentation of natural resource users
  • Conflict resolution among natural resource users
  • Compliance with fish and wildlife regulations
  • Environmental education and program evaluation

Teaching Interests

  • Human Dimensions
  • Public Involvement in Natural Resources