Seminar on Marine and Forest Reserves

June 13, 2019 - 3:30 PM
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97321
HMSC Research Seminars

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The subject of how coastal residents feel about marine and forest reserve areas, to put it in unscientific terms, will be the subject of a seminar in the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in Newport’s South Beach area.  Kreg Lindberg, a professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University’s Cascades Campus, will speak on Thursday, June 13, 3:30 p.m., on the more formally designated topic of “Heterogeneity in coast resident preferences for, and in the well-being effects of, marine and forest reserve designation.”  The talk is free and open to the public.

ABSTRACT: A general population survey of Oregon coast residents was used to assess baseline subjective well-being (SWB) and the potential effects of marine and forest reserves using a contingent SWB approach.  That approach was complemented by a choice experiment to assess preferences across reserve options.  Models incorporated recreational use of reserve areas, employment in the commercial fisheries sector, and a multi-dimensional measure of environmental worldview as predictors.  Results indicate heterogeneity and illustrate distributional aspects of reserve designation.

For the live broadcast of the Thursday Seminar via Adobe Connect, visit:  http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/hmsc-fw407/