Ingrid Schneider


My research focuses on understanding visitors to forest and nature-based settings and destinations across the rural-urban spectrum, focused on the benefits of and constraints to those visits. Diversity, stress, and conflict are major areas of inquiry, founded in a social-psychological perspective. My research informs management, planning, and policy decisions for organizations and destinations from local to global scales. I also work on a variety of applied consumer research projects, including transportation-related projects, to support and sustain the nature-based tourism industry.