Gerard Kyle earned his undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in park and protected area management from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). His masters and PhD work continued this line of inquiry at The Pennsylvania State University where he graduated in 2001. His current research grows from this base. This research addresses an array of questions that provide insight on people's propensity to adopt behaviors that reduce their carbon footprint, protect biodiversity, promote stewardship, and support the protection and development of green infrastructure and the ecosystem services they afford. He was editor of the journal Leisure Sciences from 2013 to 2016 and is currently an Associate Editor for the journals Environment and Behavior, Society and Natural Resources, and the Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
- Harmon, J., & Kyle, G. (2020). Connecting to the trail: Natural spaces as places of healing. Leisure Sciences. 1-16.
- van Riper, C. J., Yoon, J. I., Kyle, G. T., Wallen, K. E., Landon, A. C., & Raymond, C. (2019). The antecedents of place attachment in the context of an Australian national park. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 61, 1-9.
- Morris, E., van Riper, C. J., Kyle, G. T., Wallen, K. E., & Absher, J. (2018). Accounting for Gender in a Study of the Motivation-Involvement Relationship. Leisure Sciences. 40(6), 494-507.
- Ghasemi, B., & Kyle, G. T. (2018). Can wolves suppress goodwill for leopards? Need for further evidence. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. 219, 188-189.
- Landon, A. C., Woodward, R. T., Kyle, G. T., & Kaiser, R. A. (2018). Evaluating the efficacy of an information-based residential outdoor water conservation program. Journal of Cleaner Production. 195, 56-65.
- Theodori, G. L., & Kyle, G. T. (2013). Community, place, and conservation. Place-Based Conservation: Perspectives from the Social Sciences. (pp. 59-70). Springer Netherlands.
- Lee, J. J., & Kyle, G. (2012). Structural equation modeling. Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches. (pp. 91-112). Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Absher, J. D., & Kyle, G. T. (2006). A deconstruction of the I-M-L commitment segmentation of forest recreationists. (P-14), 42- .
- Hammitt, W. E., Kyle, G. T., & Absher, J. (2006). Camper choice behavior for three proximal sites. (P-14), 584- .
- Jun, J., Kyle, G., & O'Leary, J. T. (2006). Perceived constraints to art museum attendance. (P-14), 459- .
- Kyle, G., Absher, J., & Hammitt, W. (2005). An examination of the motivation - Enduring involvement relationship. 341, 238-246.
- Cavin, D. A., Cavin, J. K., Kyle, G., & Absher, J. (2004). Campers across the recreation opportunity spectrum: A comparative examination. 326, 39-45.
- Katju, Dhananjaya (2018-05). The Political Ecology of Non-compliance: Encroachment, Illicit Resource Extraction, and Environmental Governance in the Manas Tiger Reserve (India). (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Wallen, Kenneth Eric (2017-08). The Human Dimensions of Aquatic Invasive Species Management in Texas Freshwaters. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Landon, Adam Christopher (2015-12). Evaluating Residential Water Conservation Attitudes, Behaviors, and Demand Management Policy Effectiveness in College Station, TX. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Jiang, Jingxian (2015-08). An Exploration of Recreational Crowding on Texas Inland Waterways. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Harmon, Justin Tyler (2015-05). Sound Affects: The Role of Music in Affecting Quality of Life. (Doctoral Dissertation)