Will Rice

Park Enthusiast • Social Scientist

Hey there! I'm Will.

I am a PhD candidate within the Protected Areas Research Collaborative at Penn State, working under Dr. Peter Newman and Dr. Derrick Taff. My current research focuses broadly on demand for recreational ecosystem services in parks and protected areas. More specifically, I'm interested in the personal and social outcomes demanded by recreationists and developing tools to help measure and manage visitor demand. Professionally, I hope to continue improving the management of our parks and protected areas by teaching and conducting research on behalf of a university or working as a social scientist in support of an agency or NGO.