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Elizabeth Pienaar

Associate Professor, Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation

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Warnell 3-409-B
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


Area of Speciality:
Research Areas Detail:

Conservation of wildlife, habitat and ecosystem services on private lands

Risks and benefits associated with the live animal trade

Economic valuation


Recent Citations:

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.


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