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Elizabeth Pienaar

Associate Professor, Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation
  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California - Davis, 2009
  • B.Econ. University of Queensland, Australia, 1999
  • B.A. University of Queensland, Australia, 1998
Selected Publications:

Steele, Z. T. & Pienaar, E. F. (2021). Knowledge, reason and emotion: using behavioral theories to understand people’s support for invasive animal management. Biological Invasions23(11), 3513-3527.

Puri, M., Pienaar, E. F., Karanth, K., & Loiselle, B. (2021). Food for thought—examining farmers' willingness to engage in conservation stewardship around a protected area in central India. Ecology and Society26(2), 46.

North, B. W. & Pienaar, E. F. (2021). Continued obstacles to wood‐based biomass production in the southeastern United States. GCB Bioenergy13(7), 1043-1053.

Louw, A. J., Pienaar, E. F., & Shrader, A. M. (2021). The biological, social, and political complexity of conserving oribi antelope Ourebia ourebi in South Africa. Endangered Species Research45, 71-83.

Glass, A. D. & Pienaar, E. F. (2021). How do members of the public and wildlife managers understand living with wildlife versus coexisting with wildlife?. Human Dimensions of Wildlife26(6), 559-575.

Area of Specialty:
Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Conservation of wildlife, habitat and ecosystem services on private lands
  • Risks and benefits associated with the live animal trade
  • Economic valuation
  • FANR 3300 Economics of Renewable Resources
  • FANR/WILD 4820/6820 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation
  • FANR 8900/9990 Teaching Practicum


  • Associate Editor, Human Dimensions of Wildlife
  • Handling Editor, Conservation Biology

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