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Walberg, Eric Michael

Human Dimensions Research Coordinator

Address and Contact Information

Room 2009, Forbes Natural History Building, M/C 652
1816 S. Oak St.
Champaign, IL  61820


  • M.S., Natural Resources Science and Management, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • B.S., Zoology, Minnesota State University, 2012

Research Biography

Research Interests

Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Natural Resources

Natural Resources Policy and Management

My research focuses on understanding and improving natural resources management and policy by assessing stakeholder's preferences, support, and actions for management programs and issues. I conduct applied, qualitative research using scientific surveys to analyze stakeholder's values, beliefs, attitudes and behavioral intentions. Past research has focused on: acceptability of wildlife management practices; restoration of wildlife populations; wildlife harvest estimates through hunting and/or trapping; and economic expenditures related to hunting. 



Professional Affiliations

  • The Wildlife Society


Selected Publications

McCann, N.P., Walberg, E.M., Forester, J.D., Schrage, M.W., Fulton, D.C, & Ditmer, M.A. (2021) Integrating socio-ecological suitability with human-wildlife conflict risk: case study for translocation of a large ungulate. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(12), 2810–2820. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14021

Walberg, E., Cornicelli, L., & Fulton, D.C. (2018). Factors Impacting Hunter Access to Private Lands in Southeast Minnesota. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 23(2), 1–14. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2018.1396510

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