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Dr. Larry Gigliotti

Dr. Larry Gigliotti, Assistant Unit Leader, Human Dimensions, SD CFWRU


  • Ph D Michigan State University 1989
  • MS Michigan State University 1983
  • BS Pennsylvania State University 1975


Larry obtained his B.S. in biology (wildlife ecology) from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and Ph.D. in human dimensions from Michigan State University. Larry is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and was a Certified Fisheries Scientist.

Research Interests

• Attitudes, values, perceptions, beliefs, expectations related to resource use and recreation
• Recreation dynamics of fishing, hunting and other forest-based recreation
• Social and psychological determinants of resource user behavior and attitude formation
• Management application of human dimensions research
• Public involvement strategies
• Customer satisfaction related to out-door recreation
• Market segmentation of natural resource users
• Conflict resolution among natural resource users
• Compliance with fish and wildlife regulations
• Environmental education and program evaluation

Teaching Interests

Human Dimensions
Public Involvement in Natural Resources

Research Publications

  • Pfrimmer, J., Gigliotti, L., Stafford, J., Schumann, D., & Bertrand, K. (2017). Motivations for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the James River Basin of South Dakota. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(4):382-389. Abstract | 
  • Gigliotti, L.M., and E.C. Metcalf. 2016. Motivations of female Black Hills deer hunters. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21(4):371-378.
  • Greiner, M. J., Luccesi, D. O., Chipps, S. R., & Gigliotti, L. M. 2016. Community fisheries in eastern South Dakota: Angler demographics, use, and factors influencing satisfaction. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21:254-263.
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Completed Projects


  • Public Involvement Principles & Techniques (2017)
  • Advanced Human Dimensions: A Scientific Approach to the Social Environment of Natural Resource Management (2016)
  • Public Invovlement Principles & Techniques (2015)
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Technical Publications

  • Gigliotti, L.M. 2013. Survey says: South Dakotaons love wildlife. South Dakota Conservation Digest, 80(4):4-7.
  • Longmire, C.L. and L.M. Gigliotti. 2012. 2011 Evaluation of the Decoy-Only Hunting Unit in the Lower Oahe Waterfowl Hunting Access Area. Agency Report:HD-1-12.AMS. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre, SD.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 45

Presentations: 112


Contact Information

Tel: (605) 688 - 6717

Current Students

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute