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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Elizabeth F. Pienaar

Elizabeth Pienaar

Position: Assistant Professor - Human Dimensions of Wildlife

70% research
30% extension

PhD (Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of California, Davis, 2009
Majors: Environmental Economics, Development Economics
Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honors, University of Queensland, 1999
Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, 1998

Professional Experience
University of Florida
Assistant Professor - Human Dimesions of Wildlife, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, 2012 - present

New York University
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Environmental Economics), Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2012
Economics Fellow, Institute for Policy Integrity, NYU School of Law, 2010 - 2012

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Economic Consultant, Protected Species Valuation survey, 2009 - 2011

San Jose State University
Lecturer (Environmental Economics), Department of Environmental Studies, 2009

University of California, Davis
Lecturer (International Development), Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2009

Reserve Bank of Australia
Economic Analyst, Financial System Stability, 2000 - 2002

Human dimensions of wildlife with a specific focus on economic solutions to human-wildlife conflict
Economic approaches to improve the performance of wildlife-based Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Programs in Botswana
Measuring how environmental attitudes towards endangered and threatened marine species are influenced by survey information
Survey design, implementation and analysis

Develop a strategy to integrate social science research with existing scientific work to support wildlife and fisheries management in Florida.

Selected Publications and Reports

Pienaar E. F., Jose R. Soto, J. H. Lai and Damian C. Adams (2019) “Would County Residents Vote for an Increase in Their Taxes to Conserve Native Habitat and Ecosystem Services? Funding Conservation in Palm Beach County, Florida” Ecological Economics 159: 24-34.

Episcopio-Sturgeon, D. J. and E. F. Pienaar (2019) "Understanding stakeholders' opinions and preferences for non-native pet trade management in Florida" Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 24(1): 46-60.

Rubino, E. C., E. F. Pienaar, and J. R. Soto (2018) Structuring Legal Trade in Rhino Horn to Incentivize the Participation of South African Private Landowners. Ecological Economics, 154: 306-316,

Rubino, E. C., & E. F. Pienaar (2018) Rhinoceros ownership and attitudes towards legalization of global horn trade within South Africa's private wildlife sector. Oryx, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0030605318000030

Rodgers, P. D. and E. F. Pienaar (2018) "Determinants of Tolerance for the Florida Panther in an Exurban Community in Southwest Florida" Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21431.

Rubino, E. C.g and E. F. Pienaar (2018) "Understanding South African Private Landowner Decisions to Manage Rhinoceroses" Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 23(2),

Rodgers, P. D., & Pienaar, E. F. (2017). Amenity or Nuisance? Understanding and Managing Human-Panther Conflicts in Exurban Southwest Florida. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22(4): 295-313.

Noel, E. T., & Pienaar, E. F. (2017). Securing Garbage from Florida Black Bears: Why are the Appropriate Measures Not Implemented at the Municipal Level?. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22(4): 347-361.

M. Kreye, E. F. Pienaar, J. R. Soto and D. C. Adams (2017) "Marketing Payment Programs to Ranchers to Protect Endangered Species on Private Range Lands", Land Economics, 93(3): 459-480, doi:10.3368/le.93.3.459.

Rubino, E. C. and E. F. Pienaar (2017) "Applying a Conceptual Framework to Rhinoceros Conservation on Private Lands in South Africa" Endangered Species Research, 34: 89-102.

Pienaar, E. F., E. C. Rubino, M. Saayman and P. van der Merwe (2017) "Attaining Sustainable Use on Private Game Ranching Lands in South Africa" Land Use Policy 65: 176-185.

Pienaar, E. F., D. K. Lew and K. Wallmo (2017) "Intention to pay for the protection of threatened and endangered marine species: Implications for conservation program design" Ocean & Coastal Management 138: 170-180.

Kreye, M. M., Pienaar, E. F., & Adams, A. E. (2016). "The Role of Community Identity in Cattlemen Response to Florida Panther Recovery Efforts." Society & Natural Resources, 1-16.

Pienaar, E. F., M. M. Kreye and C. E. Jacobs (2015) "Conflicts between Cattlemen and the Florida Panther: Insights and Policy Recommendations from Interviews with Florida Cattlemen" Human Ecology - An Interdisciplinary Journal 43(4): 577-588.

Pienaar, E. F., D. Telesco and S. Barrett (2015) "Understanding People's Willingness to Implement Measures to Manage Human-Bear Conflict in Florida" Journal of Wildlife Management 79(5): 798-806

Pienaar, E. F.; D. K. Lew and K. Wallmo (2015) "The Importance of Survey Content: Testing for the Context Dependency of the New Ecological Paradigm Scale" Social Science Research 51: 338-349.

Feinberg, D., M. E. Hostetler, S. E. Reed and E. F. Pienaar (2015) "Evaluating Management Strategies to Enhance Biodiversity in Conservation Subdivisions: Perspectives from Developers in Colorado, USA" Landscape and Urban Planning 136: 87-96.

Jacobs, C. E., M. B. Main and E. F. Pienaar (2015) "Florida Ranchers and Florida Panthers: Risk Perceptions, Support for Recovery, and Evaluation of Potential Livestock Depredation Compensation Programs" Florida Scientist 78(3-4): 130-148.

Kreye, M. M. and E. F. Pienaar (2015) "A Critical Review of Efforts to Protect Florida Panther Habitat on Private Lands" Land Use Policy 48: 428-436.

Larson, D. M., E. F. Pienaar and L. S. Jarvis (2015) "Wildlife Conservation, Labor Supply, and Time Values in Rural Botswana", Environment and Development Economics 21(2): 135-157.

Pienaar, E. F.; L. S. Jarvis and D. M. Larson (2014) "Using a Choice Experiment Framework to Value Conservation-Contingent Development Programs: An Application to Botswana" Ecological Economics 98, 39-48.

Pienaar, E. F.; D. K. Lew and K. Wallmo (2013) "Are Environmental Attitudes Influenced by Survey Context? An Investigation of the Context Dependency of the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale" Social Science Research 42(6), 1542-1554.

Pienaar, E. F.; L. S. Jarvis and D. M. Larson (2013) "Creating Direct Incentives for Wildlife Conservation in Community-Based Natural Resource Management Programs in Botswana" Journal of Development Studies 49(3), 313-331.