Faculty Profile for Dr. Christopher Serenari

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Dr. Christopher Serenari
Assistant Professor — Biology
SUPP 384
phone: (512) 245-2178

Biography Section

Biography and Education

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Ph.D., Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER), August 2014
College of Natural Resources (CNR)
Dissertation: Conservation and development in Chilean Patagonia: Assessing value orientations, cultural truths, and rural change in the context of public and private protected areas

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina Master of Science, May 2010
Field: Natural Resources (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management [PRTM]) College of Natural Resources
Master's Thesis: Understanding environmentally significant behavior among guides in the Garhwal Himalaya, India

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio Bachelor of Science, December 2000
Major: Environmental Health

Teaching Interests

human dimensions of wildlife
wildlife and recreation

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Serenari, C. (2021). Conservation reliance and its influence on hunter support for carnivore recovery. Conservation Science and Practice.
  • Cavalier, R. M., Serenari, C., & Konur, D. (2021). Mapping Micro-level Decision-Making for Alligator Management in North Carolina. Frontiers in Conservation Science.
  • Messick, J. A., Serenari, C., Lute, M. L., & Daniel, K. L. (2020). Determinants of Endangered Species Conservation on Private Lands: A Review of the Literature. Society and Natural Resources.
  • Rubino, E., Serenari, C., Othman, N., bin Sarjono, F., & bin Ahmad, E. (n.d.). Viewing Bornean Human-Elephant Conflict through an Environmental Justice Lens. People and Nature.
  • Serenari, C., & Lute, M. L. (2020). Reconsidering the Role of the Built Environment in Human-Wildlife Interactions. People and Nature.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Early Career Scholarship, International Symposium on Society and Research Management. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: FER–Arthur W. Cooper Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Social Sciences, North Carolina State University. 2014
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Graduate Student Research Symposium, North Carolina State University. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: University Graduate Student Association Award for Conferences, North Carolina State University. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: North Carolina Wildlife Federation Scholarship, North Carolina Wildlife Federation. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Serenari, Christopher. Food and Agriculture International Dissertation Research Travel Grant, USDA, Federal, $7000. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Serenari, Christopher. American Alpine Club Research Grant, American Alpine Club, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $700. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Serenari, Christopher. Laarman International Gift Fund Research Grant, Laarman International Gift Fund, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $2500. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Serenari, Christopher. Sawtooth Software Research Grant, Sawtooth Software, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $2500. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Serenari, Christopher. Laarman International Gift Fund Research Grant, Laarman International Gift Fund, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $5000. (Funded: 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Texas Journal of Science
June 9, 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Risk Analysis
March 2020-Present
Member
Sustainability Advisory Council Representative
August 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Conservation Biology
August 2019-Present
Editor
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
June 2019-Present