Peter  Newman 

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Department Head/Professor

Contact Information

801 G Donald H. Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802


(fax) 814-867-1751


Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Vermont
M.S. Forest Resource Management, SUNY ESF - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
B.A. Political Science, University of Rochester

Research Interests

Visitor management to protected areas

Soundscape/acoustic management in parks

Transportation management and planning

Efficacy and communication of "leave no trace" principles

Selected Publications

*Lawhon, B., Newman., P., Taff., B. D., Vaske, J. J., Vagias, W. M., Bright, A., Lawson, S. R., Monz, C. (In Press). Factors Influencing Behavioral Intentions for Leave No Trace behavior in Rocky Mountain National Park. Journal of Interpretation Research.

Benfield, J. A., Nurse, G. A., Jakubowski, R., Gibson, A., Taff, B. D., Newman, P., & Bell, P. A. (2012). Testing noise in the field: A brief measure of individual noise sensitivity. Environment and Behavior. Doi: 10.1177/0013916512454430.

Taff, B. D., Newman, P., Pettebone, D., White, D. D., Lawson, S. R., Monz, C., & Vagias, W. M. (2013). Dimensions of alternative transportation experience in Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Journal of Transport Geography, 37 – 46. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.02.010

Lawson, S.R., Chamberlain, R., Choi, J., Swanson, B., Kiser, B., Newman, P., Monz, C., Pettebone, D., Gamble. 2012. Modeling linkages between transportation and visitor experiences in Rocky Mountain National Park Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Number 2244, pp. 97-106

*Marin, L., Newman, P., Manning, R.E., and Vaske. 2011. The influence of motivations on the normative interpretations of soundscapes. Leisure Sciences, Volume 33 pp 147-161

*Pettebone, D., Newman, Lawson, S.R., Hunt, L., Monz, C., and Zweifka., 2011. Estimating visitor travel mode choices along the Bear Lake Corridor on Rocky Mountain National Park. Journal of Transportation Geography, Volume 19(6) pp. 1210-1221

*Stack, D.W., Newman, P., Manning, R., 2011. Protecting Soundscapes in our National Parks: An Adaptive Management Approach in Muir Woods National Monument. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America Volume, 129(3) pp. 1375-1380

*Pettebone, D., Newman and Lawson 2010. Estimating hiker use at attraction sites and trailheads using automated visitor counters in Yosemite National Park. Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 97 pp. 229-238

Lawson, S, Newman, P., Choi, J., Pettebone, D., and Chamberlain, R. 2009. Integrated Transportation and User Capacity Research in Yosemite National Park: The numbers game, Journal of Transportation Research Board, (2119): 83-91

*Pilcher, E., Newman, P., Manning, R., 2008. Understanding and Managing Soundscapes at Muir Woods National Monument. Environmental Management, (43(3): 425-435