Robert C. Burns

Dr. Robert C. Burns is a Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in the School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University.

His expertise is in how to structure studies on social carrying capacity, crowding and conflict, and visitor flow patterns.

He has conducted long-term visitor monitoring studies across many western U.S. national forests that allow resource managers to make informed planning decisions.

He has developed international research efforts and student exchange programs focusing on parks and protected areas in the U.S., central Europe, and Brazil.