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Published or in press:

  • Lyles, M., Peterson, M. N., Stevenson, K. T., & Peterson, M. J. Youth wildlife preferences and species-based conservation priorities in a low-income biodiversity hotspot region. Accepted in Environmental Conservation.
  • Jewell, K., Peterson, M. N., Martin, M., Stevenson, K. T., Terano, A., & Teseneer, R. (2020). How Decision Makers View Wildlife Conservation Challenges in the Southeast United States. Accepted into Journal of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • *Brune, S., Stevenson, K. T., Knollenberg, W., & Barbieri, C. (2020). Development and Validation of a Children’s Agricultural Literacy Instrument for Local Food. Journal of Agricultural Education, 61(3), 233- 260. DOI:10.5032/jae.2020.0300233
  • *Szyzctko, R. E., Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., & Bondell, H. D. (2020). Predicting recreational pathways to connection to nature among youth. Journal of Environmental Education. DOI: 10.1080/00958964.2020.1787313
  • Brune, S. A., Knollenberg, W. K., Stevenson, K. T., Barbieri, C., & Schroeder-Moreno, M. (2020). The influence of agritourism experiences on consumer behavior towards local food. Journal of Travel Research. DOI: 10.1177/0047287520938869
  • Brune, S., Knollenberg, W., Stevenson, K. T., & Barbieri, C. (2020). U-Pick Farms: Harvesting More than Pumpkins. The Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. DOI: 10.18666/JPRA-2020-10038
  • Stevenson, K. T., Moore, R., Cosco, N., Floyd, M. F., Sullivan, W., Brink, L., Gerstein, D., Jordan, C., & Zapalatosch, J. (2020). A national research agenda supporting green schoolyard development and equitable access to nature. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1), 10. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.406
  • Clark, K., Pender, D., Peterson, M. N., Stevenson, K. T., Lawson, D., & Szczytko, R. (2020). Reaching underserved populations through a fisheries education program. Fisheries, 45(3), 131–137. DOI: 10.1002/fsh.10390
  • Busch, K. C., Ardoin, N. M., Gruehn, D., & Stevenson, K. T. (2019). Exploring a theoretical model of climate change action for youth. International Journal of Science Education, 41(17), 2389–2409. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2019.1680903
  • Schuttler, S. G., Stevenson, K. T., Kays, R., & Dunn, R. R. (2019). Children’s attitudes toward animals are similar across suburban, exurban, and rural areas. Peer J, 7, e7328. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.7328
  • Peterson, M. N., Stevenson, K. T., & Lawson, D. L. (2019). Reviewing how intergenerational learning can help conservation biology face its greatest challenge. (2019). Biological Conservation, 235, 290-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.013
  • *Lawson, D. F., Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Carrier, S. J., L. Strnad, R., & Seekamp, E. (2019). Children can foster climate change concern among their parents. Nature Climate Change, 9(6), 458–462. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0463-3 Media Coverage
  • *Lawson, D. F., Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Carrier, S. J., Seekamp, E., & Strnad, R. (2019). Evaluating climate change behaviors and concern in the family context. Environmental Education Research, 25(5), 678–690. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1564248
  • Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Carrier, S. J., Strnad, R. L., Olson, R. A., & Szczytko, R. E. (2019). Making the case for a null effects framework in environmental education and K-12 academic outcomes: When “just as good” is a great thing. Frontiers in Communication, 3, 59. DOI: 10.3389/fcomm.2018.00059
  • Stevenson, K. T., Nils Peterson, M., & Bondell, H. D. (2018). Developing a model of climate change behavior among adolescents. Climatic Change, 151(3–4), 589–603. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2313-0. PDF
  • *Lawson, D.F., Stevenson, K.T., & Peterson, M.N. (2018). Intergenerational learning: Are children key to spurring climate action? Global Environmental Change. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.10.002. PDF
  • Larson, L.R., Szczytko, R.E., Bowers, E.P., Stephens, L., Stevenson K.T., & Floyd, M.F. (2018). Outdoor time, screen time, and connection to nature: troubling trends among rural youth? Environment & Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0013916518806686. PDF
  • Busch, K.C., Henderson, J., & Stevenson, K.T. (2018). Broadening Epistemologies and Methodologies in Climate Change Education Research.  Environmental Education Research. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1514588 Invited introduction to climate change education special issue. PDF
  • Stevenson, C.D., Porter, K.A., & Stevenson, K.T. (2018). Evaluation of a reusable learning object for educating undergraduate students about good manufacturing practices. Journal of Food Science Education.  doi: 10.1111/1541-4329.12148 . PDF
  • Barbieri, C., Stevenson, K.T., & Knollenberg, W.L. (2018). Broadening the utilitarian epistemology of agritourism research through children and families. Critical Issues in Tourism. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2018.1497011. PDF
  • *Szczytko, R.E., Carrier, S.J., & Stevenson, K.T. (2018). Impacts of outdoor environmental education on students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Frontiers in Education, 3:46. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2018.00046. PDF
  • *Szyzctko, R., Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N., & Nietfeld, J. (2018). Developing a scale to measure environmental literacy among high school students. Environmental Education Research. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1487035. PDF
  • Stevenson, K.T., Peterson M.N., Dunn, R.R. (2017). Leveraging natural capital to address the shared education and conservation crisis. Conservation Biology DOI:1111/cobi.13039  PDF
  • *Clark, K.E., Cupp, K., Phelps, C.L., Peterson, M.N., Stevenson, K.T., Serenari, C. (2017). Evaluating the Household Dynamics of Wildlife Value Orientations. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 22:5.
  • Valdez, R.X., Peterson M.N., Stevenson, K.T. (2017). From conversation to action: How knowledge, concern, place, and discussions with teachers, friends, and family, predicts climate change behavior. Accepted in Environmental Conservation
  • Stevenson, K.T., King, T.L., Selm, K.R., Peterson, M.N., Monroe, M.C. (2017). Framing Climate Change Communication to Prompt Individual and Collective Action Among Adolescents from Agriculture Communities. Environmental Education ResearchDoi: 10.1080.13504622.2017.1318114
  • Peterson, M.N., Chesonis, T., Stevenson, K.T., Bondell, H.D. (2017). Evaluating Relationships between Hunting and Biodiversity Knowledge among Children. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 41(3):530–536.  DOI: 10.1002/wsb.792  PDF
  • +**Shapiro, H., Peterson. M.N., Stevenson, K.T., Frew, K., Langerhans, R. How preferences for invasive and exotic species differ among children in a continental and island location. Biological Conservation. doi:10.1017/S0376892917000133.  PDF Media Coverage
  • Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N., Bradshaw, A. How climate change beliefs among U.S. teachers do and do not translate to students. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0161462. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161462 PDF Media Coverage
  • Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, N.M., Bondell, H.D. (2016). The influence of personal beliefs, friends, and family in building climate change concern among adolescents.  Environmental Education Research. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2016.1177712 PDF Media Coverage
  • +**Shapiro, H., Erickson, K., Peterson. M.N., Frew, K., Stevenson, K.T., Langerhans, R. Which species to conserve: evaluating children’s species-based conservation practices.  Biodiversity and Conservation.  DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1067-0 PDF
  • *Frew, K., Peterson, M.N., Stevenson, K.T.  (2016). Are we working to save the species our children want to protect? Evaluating species attribute preferences among children.  Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605315001477. PDF Media Coverage
  • Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N.  (2015). Motivating action through fostering climate change hope and concern and avoiding despair among adolescents. Sustainability, 8(1), 1-10. PDF
  • Stevenson, K.T. (2015).  Building environmental literacy among middle school students.  The role of in-school, out-of-school, and psychological factors.  Environmental Education Research. In Press.
  • Stevenson, K.T., Peterson, M.N.  (2015). How experiential service-learning affects student perceptions of education in their careers and as a wildlife management activity. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 39(4): 732-737. doi: 10.1002/wsb.594 PDF
  • Stevenson, K.T., Lashley, M.C., Chitwood, M.C., Peterson, M.N., DePerno, C.D., Moorman, C.E.  (2015). How emotion trumps logic in climate change risk perception: Exploring the affective heuristic among conservation science students.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 20(6), 501–513.
  • Stevenson, K.T., Carrier, S. J., Peterson, M. N. (2014). Evaluating strategies for inclusion of environmental literacy in the elementary school classroom.  Electronic Journal of Science Education. 18(8), 1-17. PDF
  • Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Bondell, H. D, Moore, S. E. & Carrier, S. J. Overcoming skepticism with education: The interacting impacts of climate literacy on perceived risk of climate change among adolescents. (2014). Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1228-7.  PDF, Media Coverage
  • Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Carrier, S., Strnad, R., Bondell, H. D., Kirby-Hathaway, T., & Moore, S. E. (2014).  Role of significant life experiences in building environmental knowledge and behavior among middle school students. Journal of Environmental Education, 45(3): 163-167PDF
  • Carrier, S. J., Pop, M. M., Tagurian, L. P. & Stevenson, K. T. (2014). Elementary science education in classrooms and outdoors: Stakeholder views, gender, ethnicity, and testing.  International Journal of Science Education, 36(13): 2195-2220. PDF
  • Stevenson, K. T., Peterson, M. N., Bondell, H. D., Mertig, A. G., & Moore, S. E. (2013). Environmental, Institutional, and Demographic Predictors of Environmental Literacy among Middle School Children. PLoS ONE, 8(3). PDFMedia Coverage, Fact Sheet

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