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any plant and animal populations have suffered from habitat loss and the spread of invasive species, which can have devastating effects on wildlife and ecosystems. PIE Center researchers explore people’s awareness and behaviors to measure how to best inspire environmentally sound decisions and protect biodiversity and vulnerable plants and animals. Click on the project names below to read short summaries, download final reports, useful graphics and more.

loggerhead sea turtlePublic opinions of endangered & invasive species (2016)

Faculty: Ricky Telg
Staff: Sandra Anderson

PIE Center researchers explore Floridians’ attitudes, opinions and knowledge about the state’s endangered and invasive species.

Final report

 

Endangered species issue guide Endangered species issue guide

 

Florida Wildlife Corridor webinar

 

Endangered & invasive species projects

     
  • National travelers' awareness & perceptions of Don't Pack a Pest

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm Staff: Melissa Taylor Grad students: Courtney Owens Funded by: Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services The goal of the Don’t Pack a Pest program is to safeguard agriculture by educating the traveling public about the risks associated with transporting agricultural products such as seeds, food and plants when they travel. In previous research, listed below, the PIE Center  helped develop marketing materials and evaluated their success. The results provided feedback for improving the program’s website. Researchers will now assess the impact of the new website as it relates to protecting the United States from invasive species brought in by travelers. Final report
  • Public opinions of endangered & invasive species (2015)

    Faculty: Ricky Telg Staff: Sandra Anderson PIE Center researchers explore Floridians' attitudes, opinions and knowledge about the state's endangered and invasive species. Floridians largely say they understand the importance of the issues, very few feel informed. Final report  Executive summary  Webinar  Endangered issue guide  Invasive issue guide
  • Florida travelers' awareness & perceptions of Don't Pack a Pest

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm Staff: Sandra Anderson Funded by: Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services The Travelers Don't Pack a Pest program reconstructed its website into a more modern and user-friendly site in 2014. PIE Center researchers surveyed Floridians who had traveled to the Caribbean in the past three years or planned to travel there in the next three years to determine their perceptions and attitudes toward the new site. Final report
  • Public opinions of endangered & invasive species (2014)

    Faculty: Alexa Lamm PIE Center researchers explore Floridians' attitudes, opinions and knowledge about the state's endangered and invasive species. Floridians largely say they understand the importance of the issues, very few feel informed. Final report  Executive summary  Webinar  Issue guide  Video
  • Public opinions of endangered species (2013)

    PIE Center researchers explore Floridians' attitudes, opinions and knowledge about the state's endangered and invasive species. Floridians largely say they understand the importance of the issues, very few feel informed. Final report  Executive summary  Webinar