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Red Rock Institute

Red Rock Institute

116 Petrie Ave, Radnor Station (PA), 19010-1511, United States

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About We are interested in examining all aspects of people's changing relationship with nature, through the use of both the life and the social sciences. We are a non -profit private scientific research institute. Our webpage is www.redrockinstitute.org.
Mission We are interested in examining all aspects of people's changing relationship with nature, through the use of both the life and the social sciences.
Description red rock institute, inc. is a 501(c)3 Pennsylvania non -profit corporation.
Founded 2008
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Cutting-edge work showing how type of early nature exposure determines later interest in conservation:

Zaradic, P. A., O. R. W. Pergams, and P. Kareiva. 2009. The impact of nature experience on willingness to support conservation. PLoS One: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0007367.

New reference work including our discussion of the economic valuation of genetic diversity:

Pergams, O. R. W. and P. Kareiva. 2009. Support services: A focus on genetic diversity. In: S. A. Levin, S. R. Carpenter, H. C. J. Godfray, A. P. Kinzig, M. Loreau, et al., editors. The Princeton Guide to Ecology. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

1st large-scale analysis of the effects of human population & climate change on any group of organisms:

Pergams, O. R. W. and J. L. Lawler. 2009. Recent and widespread rapid morphological change in rodents. PLoS One: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0006452.

A further reply lettter:

Pergams, O. R. W. and P. A. Zaradic. 2009. Comment on Balmford et al. (2009). PLoS Biology: http://tinyurl.com/PergamsReply.

A reply letter further corroborating decline in nature participation:

Pergams, O. R. W. and P. A. Zaradic. 2008. Reply to Jacobs and Manfredo: More support for a pervasive decline in nature-based recreation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0803331105.

Our most sweeping research yet, showing a broad decline in people's interest in nature, both nationally and internationally. 16 variables are evaluated:

Pergams, O. R. W. and P. A. Zaradic. 2008. Evidence for a fundamental and pervasive shift away from nature-based recreation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:2295-2300.

A think-piece reviewing our own and other's research on videophilia's impact on children and environmental consciousness:

Zaradic, P. A. and O. R. W. Pergams. 2007. Videophilia: Implications for childhood development and conservation. Journal of Developmental Processes 2:130-144.

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