- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Leisure Studies, University of New South Wales
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Leisure Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Gerard Kyle received his PhD (Leisure Studies) in 2001 and is a Professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries. His research and teaching interests lie in the field of conservation psychology. This work addresses an array of questions that provide insight on people’s propensity to adopt behaviors that reduce their deleterious impact on the environment, protect biodiversity, and support the protection and development of nature-based solutions and the ecosystem services they afford. Over the past five years he has attracted over $1.4M dollars in support of his research program (over $3.8 million for career) and has been cited in peer-reviewed outlets on over 10,000 occasions. He was editor-in-chief of the journal Leisure Sciences and is currently an Associate Editor for the journals Environment and Behavior, Society and Natural Resources, and the Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
Research Interests and Specializations
Conservation psychology, environmental psychology
Kyle, G. T., Landon, A., Vaske, J., & Wallen, K. (in press). Tools for evaluating the adequacy of psychometric measures in conservation psychology. Conservation Biology.
Ghasemi, B., Kyle, G. T., & Absher, J. D. (2020). An Examination of the Social-Psychological Drivers of Homeowner Wildfire Mitigation. Journal of Environmental Psychology.
Landon, A. C., Woosnam, K., Kyle, G. T., & Keith, S. (2020). Psychological needs satisfaction and attachment to natural landscapes. Environment & Behavior.
van Riper, C., Landon, A. C., Kyle, G. T., Lum, C., & Absher, J. D. (2020). Values, motivations, and intention to engage in environmentally responsible behavior. Environment & Behavior, 52, 437-462. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916518807963
van Riper, C., Yoon, J., Kyle, G., Landon, A., Wallen, K., & Raymond, C. (2019). The antecedents of place attachment in the context of an Australian national park. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 61, 1-9.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2018.11.001
Wallen, K. E., & Kyle, G. T. (2018). Extending the return potential model with a descriptive normative belief measure. Society & Natural Resources, 31, 1206-1212. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2018.1485991
Treglia, M. L., Landon, A. C., Fisher, R. N., Kyle, G. T., & Fitzgerald, L. A. (2018). Multi-scale effects of land cover and urbanization on the habitat suitability of an endangered toad. Biological Conservation, 228, 3210-318.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.10.032
Landon, A. C., Kyle, G. T., van Riper, C., Schuett, M., & Park, J. (2018). Exploring the psychological dimensions of stewardship in recreational fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 38, 579-591. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10057
Wallen, K. E., & Kyle, G. T. (2018). The efficacy of message frames on recreational boaters’ aquatic invasive species mitigation behavioral intentions. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 23, 297-312.
Ghasemi, B., & Kyle, G. T (2018). Can wolves suppress goodwill for leopards: Need for further evidence. Biological Conservation, 219, 188-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.012