Biology

Carol Griffin

Carol Griffin, Ph.D.
Professor

Natural Resource Policy, Wildland Recreation, Public Participation

Natural Resource Management Program

Office: 104 Lake Ontario Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3104
Email: griffinc@gvsu.edu

 


Education:

Ph.D. - Environmental Science - State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.
Dissertation: Effectiveness and Feasibility of Best Management Practices in Reducing Urban Nonpoint Sources of Nitrogen: Uncertainty and Policy Analysis.

M.S. - Environmental Science - State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY.

B.S. - Business Administration, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.


Courses taught at GVSU:

BIO 105 Environmental Science
BIO 107 Great Lakes and Other Water Resources
BIO 338 Environmental Ethics
NRM 451 Natural Resource Policy
NRM 420 Wildland Recreation Management
NRM 495 Trends in Natural Resource Management (Capstone)

 


Research Interests:

Dr. Griffin's research interests include (1) natural resource policy, (2) public participation in natural resource management, (3) Communication of the wilderness idea, (4) Trail and wilderness user surveys, and (5) outdoor recreation and wilderness.


Recent Publications:

*undergraduate co-author                 **graduate co-author

Griffin, C.B. Melissa Buzzard, and Miranda Maxey.  Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Visitor Use Survey – Summer 2009.  December.  Report to the Manistee National Forest, Manistee, MI.

Griffin, C.B.  Visitors’ Perceptions of the North Country National Scenic Trail.  Michigan Academician.  Accepted with revision.

Januchowski, S.R., C.A. McAlpine, J.G. Callaghan, C. B. Griffin, M. Bowen, D. Mitchell and D. Lunney. 2008.   Identifying multiscale habitat factors influencing koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) occurrence and management in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.  Ecological Management and Restoration 9(2):134-142.

Griffin, C.B. 2008.  Demographics of Individuals Acquire a Permit in 2003-2006 for Boat Use on the Pine River, Michigan.  Report to the USFS, Huron-Manistee National Forest, Manistee MI.

Griffin, C., S. Januchowski**, J. Hooker*, E. Isely**, E. Daniels*, C. Lucas*, R. Feuerstein*, and M. Bosma*. 2007. “Comparing the Wilderness Message of U.S. Land Management Agencies.” In Watson, A.,  Sproull, J., and Dean, L., comps. 2007. Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress Symposium: Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 2005; p. 412-415, Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Griffin, C.B. and B. Brown*. 2007. Existence of Friends Groups for Congressionally-Designated Wilderness Areas Report to the Alliance for Wilderness Education and Stewardship (precursor to the Society for Wilderness Management and Stewardship).  Sept. 4, 11 pages.

 Isely, E.**, C. Griffin, and R. Rediske. Michigan's Natural Rivers Act: Conflict and Coordination in Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Resource Management.  Society & Natural Resources. In Press.

 Griffin, C., S. Januchowski**, J. Hooker*, E. Isely**, E. Daniels*, C. Lucas*, R. Feuerstein*, and M. Bosma*. 2005. Comparing the Wilderness Message of U.S. Land Management Agencies.  Proceedings of the 8th World Wilderness Congress:  Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, Anchorage, AK. In Press.

 Griffin, C.B. 2005.  Survey of North Country National Scenic Trail Users.  Draft Report to U.S. Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest.

 Griffin, C.B. 2005.  Leave No Trace and National Park Wilderness Areas. Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-326, Newton Square, PA, USDA Forest,  Service, Northeastern Research Station, p. 152-157.

 Griffin, C.B. 2004. Telling the Truth about Wilderness. A Call for Honesty. International Journal of Wilderness 10(3):47.

 

Recent Posters and Presentations:

*undergraduate co-author                 **graduate co-author

 

Brown*, B. and C.B. Griffin. 2007. “Wilderness Stewardship: The Emergence and Evolution of Citizen-Based Groups.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI. Oct. 20.

Griffin, C.B. and R.C. Holst*. 2007. Perceptions of North Country National Scenic Trail Visitors on the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World, George Wright Society Annual Conference. Apr. 16-20, St. Paul, MN.

Wood**, G. and C. Griffin. 2007. Public Support for Wilderness Designation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World, George Wright Society Annual Conference. Apr. 16-20, St. Paul, MN.

Griffin, C., S. Januchowski**, J. Hooker*, E. Isely**, E. Daniels*, C. Lucas*, R. Feuerstein*, and M. Bosma*. 2005. "Comparing the Wilderness Message of U.S. Land Management Agencies." 8th World Wilderness Congress: Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, Anchorage, AK.

Griffin, C., S. Januchowski**, J. Hooker*, E. Isely**, E. Daniels*, C. Lucas*, R. Feuerstein*, and M. Bosma*. 2005. Poster:  "Comparing the Wilderness Message of U.S. Land Management Agencies." 8th World Wilderness Congress: Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, Anchorage, AK.

Simon, D., J. Hunt, C. Griffin, E. Snyder.  2005. "If We Take Them, They Will Learn: Field-based Exercises in a Non-major's Ecology Course."  Presented at the 2005 annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Aug. 9, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

Griffin, C.B., E. Isely**, J. Hooker*, and C. Lucas*. 2004. Poster.  "What's Wilderness?: What the Public Learns From National Park Service Websites." National Wilderness Conference, Oct. 10-13, Lake George, NY.

Griffin, C., R. Feuerstein*, and M. Bosma*. 2004. "Is the Right Wilderness Message Being Communicated in the San Juans?" State of the San Juans Conference, Mountain Studies Institute, Sept. 24-26, Silverton, CO.


Scientific & Professional Societies:

George Wright Society
International Association for Society and Natural Resource

 

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