Robert M. Muth
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
B.A. 1973 History, University of Washington, Seattle, modern European history
M.P.A. 1975 Public Administration, University of Washington, Seattle, natural resources option
Ph.D. 1985 Forest Management, University of Washington, Seattle, social and policy sciences
1996 - present Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1990-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1979-1990 Regional Social Scientist, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Alaska Region, Juneau, Alaska.
1978-1979 National Social Impact Assessment Coordinator, Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) Core Team, USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
1976-1977 Research Associate, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle.
1970-1976 Social Science Research Technician, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Wildlife Recreation Research Project, Seattle.
Five Relevant Publications in Interdisciplinary Research and Five Additional Publications
Muth, R.M. 2002. Subsistence and artisanal use of forest, fisheries, and wildlife resources in Russia: Implications for natural resource planning and management. In Larson, J.S. and V. Litvienov, eds., Ecological and Economic Issues in Land Management (Vol. I, Technical Series Title, Development and Land and Property Management, IV vols.) Novgorod, Russia: Novgorod State University.
Muth, R.M., R.E. Dick, and K. A. Blanchard. 2001. Subsistence use of wildlife and Native People's wildlife issues. Chapter 17 in Decker, D.J., T.A. Brown, and W.F. Siemer, eds., Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management in North America. Bethesda: The Wildlife Society.
Muth, R.M. and W.V. Jamison. 2001. On the destiny of deer camps and duck blinds: The rise of the animal rights movement and the future of wildlife conservation. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 28(4):841-851.
Muth, R.M. and J.F. Bowe, Jr. 1998. Illegal harvest of renewable natural resources in North America: Toward a topology of motivations for poaching. Society and Natural Resources, 11:5-20.
Muth, R.M., D.A. Hamilton, J.F. Organ, D.J. Witter, M.E. Mather, and J.J. Daigle. 1998. The future of wildlife and fisheries policy and management: Assessing the attitudes and values of wildlife and fisheries professionals. Transactions, 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, p. 604-627.
Muth, R.M. 1995. Use of fisheries resources for subsistence: Contemporary patterns in southeast Alaska, USA. Pp. 523-533 in Meyer, R.M., C. Zhang, M.L. Windsor, B.J. McCay, L.J. Hushak, and R.M. Muth, eds., Fisheries Resource Utilization and Policy. Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress, Theme 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
Muth, R.M. 1995. Subsistence and artisanal fisheries policy: An international assessment. Pp. 76-82 in Meyer, R.M., C. Zhang, M.L. Windsor, B.J. McCay, L.J. Hushak, and R.M. Muth, eds., Fisheries Resource Utilization and Policy. Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress, Theme 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
Meyer, R.M., C. Zhang, M.L. Windsor, B.J. McCay, L.J. Hushak, and R.M. Muth, eds. 1995. Fisheries Resource Utilization and Policy. Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress, Theme 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
Muth, R.M. and K. Fairey. 1995. Managing social conflict in outdoor recreation settings: Implications for curriculum development in the human dimensions of leisure. Trends, 32(4):4-8.
Glass, R.J., R.M. Muth, T.A. More, and J. Kruse. 1995. Assessing developmental impacts on subsistence fishing: complications attributable to a mixed economic system. Society and Natural Resources, 8: 431-442.
Organized, co-organized and/or chaired several panel sessions at professional conferences (World Fisheries Congress, Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society, International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference). As member of a faculty exchange program, visited Novgorod State University (2001) in Russia, delivered three guest lectures, participated in technical assistance activities. Member, Social Science Advisory Committee (advises the New England Fisheries Management Council on socioeconomic issues). Instructor, National Youth Science Camp (1999, 2000). Faculty advisor, student chapter of The Wildlife Society (2001-2003). Served as associate editor for North American Journal of Fisheries Management, Society and Natural Resources, International Journal of Wilderness. At the University of Massachusetts, organized and taught: 1) graduate seminars on social conflict and natural resource policy, natural resource policy and administration, 2) undergraduate courses on society and the environment, natural resource policy and administration, human dimensions of natural resources.
Selected Recent Projects
1998-2004 Evaluation of the Effects of the Massachusetts Wildlife Protection Act on Public Attitudes Towards Wildlife
1997-1998 Attitudes and Values of Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Professionals
1993-1997 The Socioeconomic Value of Furbearer Resources: A Study of Furbearer Harvest in Six Northeastern States.
Collaborators in Past 48 Months
John Daigle (University of Maine, Orono), Jan Dizard (Amherst College), Jack Finn (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Wesley Jamison (Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA), Sandra Jonker (Cornell University), Martha Mather (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Craig Nicolson, (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), John Organ (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Charles Schweik (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Mike Sutherland (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), Rodney Zwick (Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT).
Graduate Student Advisees
John F. Bowe, Jr. (Cornell Cooperative Extension), John Daigle (University of Maine, Orono), Samantha Horn (Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife), Sandra Jonker (Cornell University), Laurae Lyster-Mensh (affiliation unknown), Dee Mazzarese (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Jay Odell (The Nature Conservancy)
Dr. Robert G. Lee, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle (Ph.D.).
Dr. Fremont J. Lyden, Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle (M.P.A.).