Research Associate, Natural Resources and the Environment
William (Bill) Siemer is a Research Associate in the Center for Conservation Social Sciences, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Bill has conducted research on a broad range of concepts and management issues, including wildlife-related activity involvement, wildlife damage management, and community-based deer management. His research has contributed to literatures on risk communication, stakeholder engagement, and structured decision making. Bill holds wildlife and natural resource management degrees from the University of Missouri, Michigan State University, and Cornell University. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and Co-Editor of Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Ph.D., Cornell University, 2009
- M.S., Michigan State University, 1986
- B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983
- Siemer, W. F., T. B. Lauber, H. Kretser, K. Schuler, M. Verant, C. Herzog, and K. McComas. 2020. Predictors of intentions to conserve bats among New York property owners. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 26(3):275–292.
- Lu, H.,W. F. Siemer, M. S. Baumer, and D. J. Decker. 2018. Exploring the role of gain versus loss framing and point of reference in messages to reduce human–bear conflicts. The Social Science Journal 55(2):182–192.
- Lu, H., W. F. Siemer, M. A. Baumer, D. J. Decker, and A. Gulde. 2016. Effects of message framing and past experience on intentions to prevent human-coyote conflicts. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21(6): 506-521.
- Siemer, W. F., D. J. Decker, and R. C. Stedman. 2016. Hunter and landowner views on a peri-urban deer hunting program. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(4):736–746.
- Decker, D. J., S. J. Riley, and W. F. Siemer (Ed.s). 2012. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management. Second edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD.
- Siemer, W. F., T. B. Lauber, D.J. Decker, and S. J. Riley. 2012. Agency traits that build capacity to manage disease. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 17:1-13.
- Siemer, W. F., S. A. Jonker, D. J. Decker, and J. F. Organ. 2012. Toward an understanding of beaver management as human and beaver densities increase. Human-Wildlife Interactions 7(1):114-131.
- Decker, D. J., W. F. Siemer, D. T. N. Evensen, R. C. Stedman, K. A. McComas, M. A. Wild, K. T. Castle, and K. M. Leong. 2012. Public perceptions of wildlife-associated disease: risk communication matters. Human-Wildlife Interactions 6(1):112–122.
- Otto, P., and W. F. Siemer. 2009. Learning from cognitive feedback mapping and simulation: A group modeling intervention. Systèmes d'Information et Management 14(4):9-30.
- Siemer, W. F., P. S. Hart, D. J. Decker, and J. Shanahan. 2009. Factors that influence concern about human-black bear interactions in residential settings. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14 (3):185-197.
- Siemer, W. F., D. J. Decker, and J. Shanahan. 2007. Media frames for black bear management stories during issue emergence in New York. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12(2):89-100.
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