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Title: A World Wide Web Human Dimensions Framework and Database for Wildlife and Forest Planning

Author: Tarrant, Michael A.; Bright, Alan D.; Cordell, H. Ken;

Date: 1999

Source: Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Volume 3, Number 4, Winter 1999, pp. 18-43

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The paper describes a human dimensions framework(HDF) for application in wildlife and forest planning. The HDF is delivered via the world wide web and retrieves data on-line from the Social, Economic, Environmental, Leisure, and Attitudes (SEELA) database. The proposed HDF is guided by ten fundamental HD principles, and is applied to wildlife and forest planning using eight social assessment questions that cover a broad spectrum OfprimarysociaJ information in wildlife and forest decisions. Five dimensions of social information were identified (historical background, population characteristics, community resources, social organization and processes, and public perceptions and well-being) and tied to one or more of the social assessment questions. In turn, each dimension was comprised of multiple concepts and indicators. The HDF website uses the SEEM database to provide users with immediate on-line access to over 300 variables that cover two primary dimensions: population characteristics and community resources. For the remaining three dimensions, the website provides guidance to methods of collecting data on relwant variables. The website is illustrated using examples in wildlife, and implications for wildlife management and distance-based training are discussed.

Keywords: human dimensions, framework, wildlife, forest planning, World Wide Web

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Tarrant, Michael A.; Bright, Alan D.; Cordell, H. Ken 1999. A World Wide Web Human Dimensions Framework and Database for Wildlife and Forest Planning. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Volume 3, Number 4, Winter 1999, pp. 18-43

 


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