Rebecca Harvey

Position and Affiliation

Environmental Education & Human Dimensions Coordinator, UF - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Environmental attitudes and behavior, invasive species, carnivore conservation, climate change, environmental education

Education

M.S. Environmental Studies, M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. Sociology, University of California, San Diego

Project Involvement

Human dimensions research, invasive species outreach, climate change outreach, alligator and crocodile outreach

Publications

Harvey, R.G., V.S. Briggs-Gonzalez, and F.J. Mazzotti. In Press. Conservation payments in a social context: Determinants of tolerance and behavioural intentions toward wild cats in northern Belize. Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation.

Harvey, R.G., L. Perez, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2015. Not seeing is not believing: Volunteer beliefs about Burmese pythons in Florida and implications for public participation in invasive species removal. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59(5): 789-807.

Hayman, R.B., Harvey, R.G., Mazzotti, F.J., Israel, G.D., Woodward, A.R. 2014. Who complains about alligators? Cognitive and situational factors influence behavior toward wildlife. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19(6): 481-497.

Briggs, V.S. Mazzotti, F.J., Harvey, R.G., Barnes, T.K., Manzanero, R., Meerman, J.C., Walker, P., Walker, Z. 2013. Conceptual Ecological Model of the Chiquibul/Maya Mountain Massif, Belize. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 19: 317–340.

Mazzotti, F.J., Harvey, R.G. 2012. The Invasion of Exotic Reptiles and Amphibians in Florida. IFAS Publication Number WEC-320. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Harvey, R.G., Brandt, L.A., Mazzotti, F.J. 2012. Climate Change Adaptation: New Perspectives for Natural Resource Management and Conservation. IFAS Publication Number WEC-318. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Briggs, V.S., Harvey, R.G., Mazzotti, F.J., Giuliano, W.M. 2011. A Guide to Living with Wild Cats. IFAS Publication Number WEC-314. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Harvey, R.G., Mazzotti, F.J., Brandt, L.A. 2011. The American Alligator: An Indicator Species for Everglades Restoration. IFAS Publication Number WEC-313. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Harvey, R.G., Loftus, W.F., Rehage, J.S., Mazzotti. F.J. 2010. Effects of Canals and Levees on Everglades Ecosystems. IFAS Publication Number WEC-304. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Lorenz, J.J., Langan-Mulrooney, B., Frezza, P.E., Harvey, R.G., Mazzotti, F.J. 2009. Roseate spoonbill reproduction as an indicator for restoration of the Everglades and the Everglades estuaries. Ecological Indicators 9(6): S96-S107.

Harvey, R.G., Howell, P.L., Morgenstern, C., Mazzotti, F.J. 2009. Native Habitats for Monarch Butterflies in South Florida. IFAS Publication Number WEC-266. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Harvey, R.G., Brien, M.L., Cherkiss, M.S., Dorcas, M., Rochford, M., Snow, R.W., Mazzotti, F.J. 2008. Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Scientific Support for Invasive Species Management. IFAS Publication Number WEC-242. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Mazzotti, F.J., Hughes, N., Harvey, R.G. 2007. Why Do We Need Environmental Monitoring for Everglades Restoration? IFAS Publication Number WEC-241. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Grossberg, R., Treves, A., Naughton-Treves, L. 2003. “The incidental ecotourist: Measuring visitor impacts on endangered howler monkeys inhabiting an archaeological site in Belize.” Environmental Conservation 30(1): 40-51.

Naughton-Treves, L., Grossberg, R., Treves, A. 2003. Paying for tolerance: The impact of livestock depredation and compensation payments on rural citizens' attitudes toward wolves. Conservation Biology 17(6): 1500-1511.