Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Staff Member


Dr. Larry Mark Gigliotti

Dr. Larry Gigliotti, Assistant Unit Leader, Human Dimensions, SD CFWRU

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (605) 688 - 6717
Email: Larry.Gigliotti@sdstate.edu

Education

  • Ph D Michigan State University 1989
  • MS Michigan State University 1983
  • BS Pennsylvania State University 1975

Biography

Larry obtained his B.S. in biology (wildlife ecology) from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and Ph.D. in human dimensions from Michigan State University. Larry is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and was a Certified Fisheries Scientist.. • Attitudes, values, perceptions, beliefs, expectations related to resource use and recreation • Recreation dynamics of fishing, hunting and other forest-based recreation • Social and psychological determinants of resource user behavior and attitude formation • Management application of human dimensions research • Public involvement strategies • Customer satisfaction related to out-door recreation • Market segmentation of natural resource users • Conflict resolution among natural resource users • Compliance with fish and wildlife regulations • Environmental education and program evaluation . Human Dimensions Public Involvement in Natural Resources

Research Publications Publication Date
Sweikert, L.A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2018. A values-based landowner typology to improve grassland conservation initiatives. Society & Natural Resources, 32(2):167-183. December 2018
Sweikert, L. A., and Gigliotti, L. M. (2018). Evaluating the role of Farm Bill conservation program participation in conserving America's grasslands. Land Use Policy, 81:392-399 December 2018
Sweikert, L. A. , and L. M. Gigliotti. 2019. Understanding conservation decisions of agriculture producers. Journal of Wildlife Management 83(4):993-1004. July 2019
Sundmark, Aaron P., and Gigliotti, Larry M. 2019. Economic activity generated by angling at small South Dakota lakes. Fisheries, 44(7):321-330. April 2019
Pfrimmer, J., Gigliotti, L., Stafford, J., Schumann, D., & Bertrand, K. (2017). Motivations for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the James River Basin of South Dakota. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(4):382-389. | Abstract July 2017
Kolstrum, R., T. L. Wilson, and L. M. Gigliotti. 2020. Using the Delphi process to gather information from a bald eagle expert panel. National Resource Report NPS/SEAN/NRR-2020/2128. June 2020
Kolstrom, R., T. L. Wilson, and L.M. Gigliotti. 2020. Using a Structured Decision Analysis to Evaluate Bald Eagle Vital Signs Monitoring in Southwest Alaska National Parks. Ecology and Evolution, Open Access: Manuscript ID: ECE-2019-10-01387.R1 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6499 | Abstract | Publisher Website June 2020
Kaemingk, Mark A., Daniel J. Dembkowski, Hilary A. Meyer, and Larry M. Gigliotti. 2013. Insights for undergraudates seeking an advanced degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences. Fisheries, 38:11, 483-490, DOI 10.1080/03632415.2013.826200 | Download March 2013
Henderson, K. R., and L. M. Gigliotti. 2015. Angler satisfaction in South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 94:171-186. November 2015
Henderson, K. R., and L. M. Gigliotti. 2018. Evaluation of internet surveys for conducting statewide angler surveys in South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 97:45-60. | Abstract December 2018
Greiner, M. J., Luccesi, D. O., Chipps, S. R., & Gigliotti, L. M. 2016. Community fisheries in eastern South Dakota: Angler demographics, use, and factors influencing satisfaction. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21:254-263. March 2016
Gigliotti,L.M., and A.N. DonCarlos. 2017. Wildlife value orientation stability among South Dakota residents: Setting the stage for a Longitudinal Analysis. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 96:77-93. December 2017
Gigliotti, L.M., and E.C. Metcalf. 2016. Motivations of female Black Hills deer hunters. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21(4):371-378. July 2016
Gigliotti, L.M., and Chase, L. 2013. A bivalent scale for measuring crowding among deer hunters. Human Dimensions of Wildlife June 2013
Gigliotti, L.M., and C. Huxoll. 2014. Human dimensions and economic values of waterfowl hunting in South Dakota. Pages 335-350 in K.C. Jensen, K. F. Higgins, and S. J. Vaa., compilers. A history of waterfowl management, research, and hunting in South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre. September 2014
Gigliotti, L.M., and A. Dietsch. 2014. Does age matter? The influence of age on response rates in a mixed-mode survey. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 19:280-287. | Abstract | Download June 2014
Gigliotti, L.M., T. L. Teel, and S. J. Riley. 2020. Human dimensions of cougar management: Public attitudes and values. In J. A. Jenks, editor. Managing Cougars in North America, 2nd Edition. Jack H. Berryman Institute, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA. September 2020
Gigliotti, L.M., Sweikert, L.A., Cornicelli, L. Fulton, D.C. 2020. Minnesota landowners’ trust in their department of natural resources, salient values similarity and wildlife value orientations. Environment Systems and Decisions 40:577-587.
DOI: 10.1007/s10669-020-09766-z | Abstract
March 2020
Gigliotti, L.M. 2018. Evaluation of a special decoy-only public goose hunting opportunity in central South Dakota: The role of harvest success on hunter satisfaction. Intended Outlet: Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science December 2018
Gigliotti, L. M., and Sweikert, L. A. 2019. Wildlife value orientations of landowners from five states in the upper Midwest, USA. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 24(5):433-445. August 2019
Gigliotti, L. M., and L. Chase. 2017. Importance of fishing as a segmentation variable in the application of a social worlds model. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science. January 2018
Gigliotti, L. M., and K. R. Henderson. 2015. Reasons anglers did not respond to an internet survey and evaluation of data quality. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 94:155-170. | Abstract | Download October 2015
Gigliotti, L. M., & Fompa, S. (2018). Ugh... Low survey response! Can I still use the data? Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 24(1):71-79. December 2018
Gigliotti, L. G., and L. A. Sweikert. 2019. Age, succession planning and wildlife values of upper Midwest landowners. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 98:53-75. December 2019
Fino, S.R., L.M. Gigliotti, A.T. Pearse, and J.D. Stafford 2023. Landowner and biologist perceptions of game bird predators and management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 47:e1443. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.1443 May 2023
Presentations Presentation Date
Sweikert, L.A., and L.M. Gigliotti. Conserving the Great Plains: A land use value scale. 22nd International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 25 June 2016. June 2016
Sweikert, L.A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2017. Saving the grasslands: Using social science to inform Farm Bill Conservation Programs. U.S. - International Association for Landscape Ecology 2017 Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. (April 10, 2017) April 2017
Sweikert, L.A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2017. Conserving the Plains and Prairie Pothole Eco-region: Using an easy way to understand landowners' decisions. Paper presented at THE Wildlife Society 24th Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM. September 25, 2017. September 2017
Sweikert, L.A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2017. Comparing tools for understanding land use decisions. Paper presented at the Pathways Conference 2017. Estes Park, CO. September 18, 2017. September 2017
Sweikert, L.A., and Gigliotti, L.M. 2016. Conserving the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecoregions: A land relations scale. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 2016
Sweikert, L.A. and Gigliotti, L.M. 2016. Conserving the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecoregions: A land relations scale. The Wildlife Society South Dakota Chapter Annual meeting, Oacoma, SD. March 2016
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. Social and economic importance of selected South Dakota fishing impoundments: Progress update. Game, Fish and Parks Summer Fisheries Meeting, Mobridge, SD, 19 July 2016. July 2016
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. Framing social values: How small fisheries can improve quality of life in South Dakota. Presented at the 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference. Cleveland, OH. 28 January 2019, January 2019
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2019. Evaluating fishing at small lakes in South Dakota. Presented at the 2019 Summer Fisheries Meeting. Webster, SD. July 19. July 2019
Sundmark, A., and L. M. Gigliotti. 2018. Economic contribution of angling at small South Dakota lakes. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ Summer Fisheries Meeting, Oacoma, SD. July 31. July 2018
Sundmark, A., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Factors shaping the social value of small lakes to local communities in South Dakota. 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries society. August 20, Atlantic City, NJ. August 2019
Sundmark, A. and L.M. Gigliotti. 2017. Economic impacts of angling: A survey of small South Dakota lakes. Presented at the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL. (August 23rd). August 2017
Sundmark, A. P., and L. M. Gigliotti. Understanding stakeholder desires for small South Dakota lakes. 2019 Joint Meeting of the Dakota chapter and Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Fargo, ND. 26 February 2019. February 2019
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Factors explaining angler satisfaction in South Dakota: Is angler satisfaction related to angler evaluation of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Park's customer service. 54th Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 28. Brookings, SD. February 2018
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Economic and spatial assessments of angling at small South Dakota lakes. 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. January 31. Milwaukee, WI. January 2018
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2017. Economic impacts of angling: A survey of small South Dakota lakes. Progress update presented at the USGS South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Meeting. October 24. Brookings, SD. October 2017
Prfimmer, J., L. Gigliotti, J. Stafford, D. Schumann, K, Bertrand. 2015. Motivations for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the James River Watershed of South Dakota. Presented at: The Wildlife Society South Dakota Chapter Annual Meeting, Oacoma, SD. February 2015
Pfrimmer, J.D., L. Gigiliotti, J.D. Stafford, D. Schumann, and K. Bertrand. Motivations for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the James River Watershed. Human Dimensions Seminar, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. 22 April 2015. April 2015
Pfrimmer, J.D., D. Schumann, L. Gigliotti, J.D. Stafford, and K. Bertrand. Motivations for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in the James River Watershed of South Dakota, USA. The Wildlife Society Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 21 October 2015 October 2015
Lucchesi, D., S.R. Chipps, M. Greiner, and L. Gigliotti. 2013. Angler use, demographics and factors influencing trip satisfaction with people fishing the Brookings area lakes. Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Bismarck, ND. February 2013
Kolstrom, R., Wilson, T. L., and Gigliotti, L.M. 2018. Developing a standardized bald eagle monitoring program for Southwest Alaska National Parks. Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting. March 28. Anchorage, AK. March 2018
Kolstrom, R., Gigliotti, L. M., and Wilson, T. 2018. Developing a standardized bald eagle monitoring program for Southwest Alaska National Parks. 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. January 31. Milwaukee, WI. January 2018
Kolstrom, R. L., L. M. Gigliotti, and T. L. Wilson. 2018. Developing an optimal bald eagle monitoring program for Southwest Alaska National Parks. 25th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Cleveland, OH. October 11. October 2018
Henderson, K., and Gigliotti, L. M. (2014). Statewide angler surveys: Is an Internet sample more representative than we thought? February 2014
Henderson, K. and L.M. Gigliotti. 2013. Evaluating coverage bias on Internet-based angler surveys. 143rd Annual Meeting, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, AR, 12 September 2013. September 2013
Henderson, K. and L. M. Gigliotti. 2013. Evaluating the value of the Internet for collection of scientific data (use, harvest and attitudes). Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Bismarck, ND February 2013
Henderson, K. R., and L. M. Gigliotti. 2015. Angler satisfaction in South Dakota. South Dakota Academy of Science, 100th Meeting. Oacoma, SD. April 2015
Henderson, K. R., and Gigliotti, L.M. (2014). Angler Surveys: Internet samples can be representative. Presented at: Pathways 2014: Common Futures; Integrating Human Dimensions in to Fisheries and Wildlife Management. Estes Park, CO. October 9th October 2014
Greiner, M.L., D.O. Lucchesi, S.R. Chipps, and L.M. Gigliotti. Community fisheries in eastern South Dakota: Angler demographics, use, and factors influencing satisfaction. 147th Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Kansas City, MO, August 2016. August 2016
Greiner, M. J., Lucchesi, D. O., Chipps, S. R., & Gigliotti, L.M. 2015. Take me fishing: The influence of kids on angler satisfaction. Poster at the 145th Annual AFS Conference, August 17, 2015, Portland, OR. August 2015
Gigliotti, L.M., and L.A. Sweikert. Wildlife Value Orientations of Farmers/Ranchers in the Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative. 22nd International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 25 June 2016. (PRESENTED) June 2016
Gigliotti, L.M., and L.A. Sweikert. 2017. Values and behaviors of landowners in the upper Midwest. Paper presented at the Pathways Conference 2017. Estes Park, CO. September 18, 2017. September 2017
Gigliotti, L.M., and L.A. Sweikert. 2017. Understanding Iowa landowners' values, attitudes, and behaviors towards wildlife and wildlife habitat. Paper presented at The Wildlife Society 24th Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM, September 25, 2017. September 2017
Gigliotti, L.M., and L. A. Sweikert. Age, succession planning, and wildlife values of landowners from three upper Midwest states. Pathways - 2019: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference, Estes Park, CO. September 2019
Gigliotti, L.M., and L. A. Sweikert. Age, succession planning, and wildlife values of landowners from three upper Midwest states. Presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Oacoma, SD. 27 February 2020. February 2020
Gigliotti, L.M., and A. P. Sundmark. South Dakota small lakes and quality of life: More than fishing. Presented at the 56<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting of the Dakota Chapter American Fisheries Society. Spearfish, SD. 26 February 2020. February 2020
Gigliotti, L.M., & Sweikert, L.A. 2016. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains & Prairie Pothole Ecoregions: A project update. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. January 2016
Gigliotti, L.M. and K. Henderson. 2013. Non-response bias associated with statewide angler surveys conducted by Internet. 143rd Annual Meeting, American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, AR, 10 September 2013. September 2013
Gigliotti, L.M. The hunting culture of South Dakota State University undergraduate students. Department of Natural Resource Management Seminar Series (NRM790 – Spring 2020). Brookings, SD. 6 March 2020. March 2020
Gigliotti, L.M. Hunting and fishing in South Dakota. 22nd International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 23 June 2016. June 2016
Gigliotti, L.M. 2019. Understanding MN landowners’ values, attitudes & behaviors towards wildlife & wildlife habitat. 2019 Red River Watershed Management Board & Flood Damage Reeducation Workgroup: 21st Annual Joint Conference. Moorhead, MN. March 21. March 2019
Gigliotti, L.M. 2018. Developing a mixed-mode harvest survey for collecting furbearer harvest data. 2018 Midwest Furbearer Workshop. Medora, ND. May 15. May 2018
Gigliotti, L.M. 2012. South Dakota hunters and anglers: Under the microscope. Presented at the Brookings Wildlife Federation, Brooking, SD. November 2, 2012 November 2012
Gigliotti, L.M. (2014). A human dimensions study of law enforcement. Presented at: Pathways 2014: Common Futures; Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife. Estes Park, CO. October 8th October 2014
Gigliotti, L.M. & Sweikert, L.A. 2017. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains and Prairie Pothole region: North Dakota landowner survey results. North Dakota Action Group Meeting, Bismarck, ND April 2017
Gigliotti, L.M. 2013. Wildlife Value Orientations of South Dakota citizens. Presented at the ISSRM, Estes Park, CO. June 5th. June 2013
Gigliotti, L. M., and K. R. Henderson. 2015. Reasons anglers did not respond to an internet survey and evaluation of data quality. South Dakota Academy of Science, 100th Meeting. Oacoma, SD. April 2015
Gigliotti, L. M., and K. R. Henderson. 2012. Evaluating Biases Associated with Conducting an Internet Statewide Angler Survey. Pathways to Success Conference. Breckenridge, CO. September 2012
Gigliotti, L. M. and L. A. Sweikert. 2018. Understanding Montana landowners’ values, attitudes and behaviors towards wildlife and wildlife habitat. 56th Annual Conference of the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Butte, MT. February 23. February 2018
Gigliotti, L. M. and L. A. Sweikert. 2018. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains and Prairie Pothole Region. Iowa Wildlife Bureau Statewide Meeting. Honey Creek State Park Lodge, Moravia, IA. March 6. March 2018
Gigliotti, L. M. and Chase, L. 2017. Importance of fishing as a segmentation variable in the application of a social worlds model. South Dakota Academy of Science 102nd Annual Meeting, Mitchell, SD April 2017
Gigliotti, L. M. 2020. Landowner age, succession planning and wildlife values. North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Mandan, ND. February 13, 2020. February 2020
Gigliotti, L. M. 2020. Age, Succession Planning and Wildlife Values of Upper Mid-West Landowners. 2020 Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Willmar, MN. February 18. February 2020
Gigliotti, L. M. (2014). Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains and Prairie Pothole Region: Proposed research. Presented at the Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, February 25-27. Chamberlain, SD. February 2014
Gigliotti, L. M. (2014). Public perceptions of mountain lions and their management in South Dakota (2002 - 2012). Presented at the The Wildlife Society, South Dakota Chapter Annual Meeting, Chamberlain, S.D. February 24-26. February 2014
Gigliotti, L. M. & Don Carlos, A. W. 2017. Wildlife value orientation stability among South Dakota residents: Setting the stage for a longitudinal Analysis. South Dakota Academy of Science 102nd Annual Meeting, Mitchell, SD April 2017
Gigliotti, L. M. 2014. Wildlife Value Orientations: South Dakota Farmers/Ranchers 2012. Presented at the PPP-LCC "Connections II" Workshop. July 10. Billings, MT. July 2014
Gigliotti, L. M. 2014. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains and Prairie Pothole LCC. Presented at: The Prairie Pothole Joint Venture 2014 Summer Management Board Meeting. August 26, Ft. Pierre, SD. August 2014
Gigliotti, L. M. 2014. 2013 Fishing Season: Selected Summary Results. Presented at the 2014 Summer Fisheries Meeting. July 31. Brookings, SD. July 2014
Gigliotti, L. M. 2013. Wildlife Value Orientations of South Dakota Citizens. Presented at Walleyes Unlimited monthly meeting. November 19. Sioux Falls, SD November 2013
Fopma, S. J., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Assessing opinions towards native fish management in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. 54th Annual Meeting of the Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 28, Brookings, SD February 2019
Evaluating biases associated with conducting an internet statewide angler survey. Pathways to Success Conference. Breckenridge, CO September 2012
Darnell, T., B. Darby, L.M. Gigliotti, W. Jensen, and J. Boulanger. A public opinion survey of mountain lions in North Dakota. North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Mandan, ND. 14 February 2020. February 2020
Darnell, T., B. Darby, L. Gigliotti, W. Jensen, and J. Boulanger. A public opinion survey of mountain lions in North Dakota. North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Mandan, ND. 14 February 2019. February 2019
Technical Publications Publication Date
Longmire, C.L. and L.M. Gigliotti. 2012. 2011 Evaluation of the Decoy-Only Hunting Unit in the Lower Oahe Waterfowl Hunting Access Area. Agency Report:HD-1-12.AMS. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre, SD. May 2012
Gigliotti, L.M. 2013. Survey says: South Dakotaons love wildlife. South Dakota Conservation Digest, 80(4):4-7. August 2013