Peter Newman

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Coordinating Council Member
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Department Head, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

Research Summary

Current research interests include visitor management in and regarding protected areas, soundscape/acoustic management in parks, transportation management and planning, efficacy of Leave No Trace practices, and health and well being.

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Recent Publications

Visitors’ attitudes and behavioral intentions toward Leave No Trace on a national forest

Coulson, E., Park, L., Lawhon, B., Taff, D., Vagias, W. & Newman, P., 2021, In: Applied Environmental Education and Communication. 20, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Acceptability factors for wildlife approach in park and protected area settings

Freeman, S., Taff, B. D., Miller, Z. D., Benfield, J. A. & Newman, P., May 15 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 286, 112276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Mutualism Wildlife Value Orientations Predict Support for Messages About Distance-Related Wildlife Conflict

Freeman, S., Taff, B. D., Miller, Z. D., Benfield, J. A. & Newman, P., May 2021, In: Environmental Management. 67, 5, p. 920-929 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Ecosystem services enhanced through soundscape management link people and wildlife

Levenhagen, M. J., Miller, Z. D., Petrelli, A. R., Ferguson, L. A., Shr, Y. H., Gomes, D. G. E., Taff, B. D., White, C., Fristrup, K., Monz, C., McClure, C. J. W., Newman, P., Francis, C. D. & Barber, J. R., Feb 2021, In: People and Nature. 3, 1, p. 176-189 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

What do outdoor recreationists think of fracking? Politics, ideology, and perceptions of shale gas energy development in Pennsylvania State Forests

Ferguson, M. D., Lynch, M. L., Miller, Z. D., Ferguson, L. A. & Newman, P., Apr 2020, In: Energy Research and Social Science. 62, 101384.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The phantom chorus: Birdsong boosts human well-being in protected areas: Phantom chorus improves human well-being

Ferraro, D. M., Miller, Z. D., Ferguson, L. A., Taff, B. D., Barber, J. R., Newman, P. & Francis, C. D., Dec 23 2020, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 287, 1941, 20201811.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

In Response to Impact of Half Dome Cable Permitting by Spano et al

Lawson, S. R. & Newman, P., Mar 2020, In: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 31, 1, p. 121-123 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

Developing visitor thresholds of sound from shale natural gas compressors for motorized and non-motorized recreation users in Pennsylvania State Forests

Miller, Z. D., Ferguson, L. A., Newman, P., Ferguson, M., Tipton, N., Sparrow, V. & Taff, B. D., Jan 1 2020, In: Applied Acoustics. 157, 107012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Hunter and Non-Hunter Perceptions of Costs, Benefits, and Likelihood of Outcomes of Prescribed Fire in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Miller, Z. D., Wu, H., Zipp, K., Dems, C. L., Smithwick, E., Kaye, M., Newman, P., Zhao, A. & Taylor, A., Oct 2 2020, In: Society and Natural Resources. 33, 10, p. 1321-1327 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Identifying strategies to reduce visitor-generated waste in national parks of the United States: the Zero Landfill Initiative

Miller, Z. D., Lawhon, B., Taff, B. D., Schwartz, F. & Newman, P., Jul 2 2020, In: Applied Environmental Education and Communication. 19, 3, p. 303-316 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review