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Mentorship of the Month: Dr. Michael J. Bradley

Dr. Michael J Bradley is the Mentor/Mentorship of the Month for December.  Here are some of the projects he has been invloved with over the past few years with his undergraduate and graduate students:

1. Daniel Boone National Forest National Visitor Use Monitoring Study (2016-2017)

Included 11 graduate and 2 undergraduate students. Students collected visitor data for US Forest Service.  Information to be used to determine best practices for outdoor recreation in the forest. 

2. Kentucky Brewery Visitor Study (2015)

Included 5 graduate and 12 undergraduate students. Students and myself collected data related to brewery programming, local tourism, and demographic information. Information to be used to enhance visitor experiences at various breweries. 

3. Ouachita National Forest Black Bear Study (2015)

Included 8 graduate and 1 undergraduate students. Students and myself collected human dimensions  of black bear data for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Information to be used to better manage black bear populations and population ranges. 

4. Paintsville Trail Town Project (2014)

Numerous undergraduate and graduate students. Collected information related to visitors and residents in the area and their perceptions of outdoor recreation in Paintsville, Kentucky. Information to be used to apply for trail town status and enhance outdoor recreation in Paintsville. 

5. Big South Fork National Recreation Area Wild Hog Study (2014)

2 undergraduate and 2 graduate students. Collected information related to hog hunting trends and harvest rates. Information to be used to better manage invasive hog species. 

6. Fishing In Neighborhoods Study (2014-2016)

43 undergraduate students helped collect visitor knowledge and behavior data for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at urban lakes and ponds. Information to be used to enhance fish populations in local bodies of water and enhance education efforts by the department.‚Äč 

7. Kentucky State Resort Park Study (2013-2014)

19 graduate students collected information about barriers to visiting and visitor preferences to Kentucky's State Resort Parks. Information to be used to enhance visitor experiences while at the park and improve marketing efforts to alleviate false barriers.

Published on December 01, 2016

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