Areas of Expertise
Human-environmental interaction as it intersects with leisure, recreation and public health. Specifically, local food systems/sustainable agriculture, private land conservation, and environmental education and interpretation.
Brian Forist is a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies. His research interest include outdoor recreation; recreation management; science-based management of parks and protected areas; visitor experiences in parks, protected areas, museums and other leisure/tourist sites; visitor-centered, two-way interpretation through dialogue; free-choice, constructivist teaching and learning; environmental education; human ecology, interdisciplinary environmental studies; humans and nature; natural and cultural history of the United States.View full bio