Parks and Recreation
M.Sc. (Geography and History, University of Vienna, Austria)
M.A. (Geography, Carleton University)
Ph.D. (Geography, McGill University)
Dr. Haider is interested in social science survey methods, quantitative analysis, and trade-off modelling, as they relate to decision making in resource management. Most of his work focuses on protected areas management, outdoor recreation and recreational fishing, resource based tourism, land use planning, and landscape perception. Many of his research applications include discrete choice experiments, which permit the explicit modelling of trade-offs for a large number of land use or recreation alternatives, including currently non-existing options.
Prior to joining REM, he worked as Social Research Scientist at the Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research in Thunder Bay. Examples of currently ongoing research projects include:
Avalanche risk perception and behaviour of backcountry recreationists
Climate change and recreational angling
Protected areas strategies in Canada and Europe
Recreational fishing in BC
- Semeniuk, C.A.D., W. Haider, B.A. Beardmore, and K.D. Rothley (2009) “Heterogeneous visitor preferences and the management of marine wildlife tourism: A latent class model of stated choice.” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Systems. 19:194-208.
- Hunt, L., Gonder, D., and Haider, W. (2010) “Hearing voices from the silent majority: A comparison of preferred fish stocking outcomes for Lake Huron by anglers from representative and convenience samples.” Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management 15(1):27-44.
- Haegeli, P., Haider, W., Longland, M., and Beardmore, B. (2009) “Decision-making in avalanche terrain – testing the effect of a decision support tool for trip planning with a stated choice survey”. Natural Hazards.
- Dorow, M., Beardmore, B., Haider, W., and Arlinghaus, R. (2009). “Using a novel survey technique to predict fisheries stakeholders’support for European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) conservation programs.” Biological Conservation.
- Legare, A., and W. Haider (2008) “A longitudinal study of hiker segments on the Chilkoot Trail”. Leisure Sciences.
- Kelly, J., W. Haider, P. Williams, and K. Englund. 2007. “A behavioural assessment of eco-efficient planning alternatives at a tourism destination: Whistler, BC, Canada”. Tourism Management 28:377-390.
- Arnberger, A., and W. Haider. 2007. “Would you displace? It depends! A multivariate visual approach to intended displacement from an urban forest trail”. Journal of Leisure Research 39:345-365.
- Hunt, L., W. Haider, B. Bottan. 2005. “Accounting for varying setting preferences among moose hunters”. Leisure Sciences 27(4): 297-314.
- Arnberger, A., and W. Haider. 2005. “Social effects of crowding preferences of urban forest visitors”. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 3: 125-136.
- Arnberger, A., W. Haider, and C. Brandenburg. 2005. “Evaluating visitor-monitoring techniques: a comparison of counting and video observation data”. Environmental Management 36(2): 317-327.
- Hunt, L., P. Boxall, J. Englin, and W. Haider. 2005. “Fly-in Angler’s Valuation of Forest Management: An Analysis of Ontario Remote Tourism”. Ecological Economics 53(1): 101-113.
- Hunt, L. and W. Haider. 2004. “Aesthetic impacts of disturbances on boreal forested shorelines”. Forest Science 50(5): 729-738.
- Rudolphi, W., Haider, W. 2003. “Visitor management and ecological integrity: one example of an integrated management approach using decision analysis”. Journal for Nature Conservation 11: 346-354.
- Haider, W. and Hunt, L. 2002. “Aesthetic quality of northern Ontario’s forested shorelines”. Environmental Management 29(3): 324-334.
- Haider, W. and Rasid, H. 2002. “Choice modeling for public involvement in environmental assessment (EA): Assessing municipal residents’ preferences for water supply options”. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 22(4): 337-360.
- Hunt, L., & W. Haider. 2001. “Fair and Effective Decision Making Processes in Forest Management Planning”. Society and Natural Resources 14(8): 873-887.
Dr. Haider teaches Parks and Outdoor Recreation Planning (REM 647), and Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management (REM 356).