Human Footprint welcome page

GraphicGreetings. As part of a larger project on landscape-scale conservation planning, I am looking at the extent to which multivariate measures of landscape transformation (for example, the Human Footprint) conform to individual perceptions of landscape change.

To do this, I have developed an on-line survey that asks participants to rank ten aerial photographs in order of increasing landscape transformation. These results will be compared to how the Human Footprint methodology ranks them. I would be most grateful if you could take a couple of minutes (and seriously, that’s all it will take) to take the survey.

In compliance with requirements that govern human subjects research in the U.S., I am required to inform you of the following: The survey is anonymous and your responses cannot be connected to your identity. To assess the extent to which the results show patterns associated with demography or location of respondents, at the end of the survey I ask four questions related to you as an individual: age, sex, country, and postal code. You do not need to answer anything that you do not want to. The data will be kept indefinitely.

By clicking on the link below, you are indicating your consent to participate in this survey.

Human Footprint Survey

(If the link doesn’t work, here’s the direct URL:

If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact me directly. And if you have any questions about your status as a participant in a research project, please contact the Middlebury Institutional Review Board.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who you feel may be interested in participating (friends, family, co-workers, anyone; the more the merrier).

And thanks!

Steve Trombulak

Dr. Stephen C. Trombulak
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753 U.S.A.