Dr. Brownlee’s inter-disciplinary research links outdoor recreation, human health, and resource management. His applied research provides information to help park and protected area professionals manage visitor experiences while evaluating the reciprocal linkages in complex social-ecological systems (SES). Within the park and SES context, Dr. Brownlee examines numerous phenomena, including a) nature-based recreationists’ interactions and attachments to climate-sensitive and climate-impacted environments, b) health-oriented outcomes of park experiences, and c) SES dynamics. His methods include visitor surveys, in-depth interviews, GPS visitor tracking, trail and traffic counters, social network analysis, fuzzy logic cognitive mapping, and photographic methods (time-lapsed, manipulated, and visitor-employed). Dr. Brownlee maintains particular expertise in Structural Equation Modeling and advanced quantitative methods used in applied research. His research generally incorporates student learning and addresses a pertinent management need in addition to unanswered academic questions.