Larry Gigliotti

Larry Gigliotti


Asst. Unit Leader USGS - SDCFWRU, Volunteer Asst. Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 201C
Natural Resource Management-Box 2140B
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Larry Gigliotti is currently an Assistant Unit Leader for the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Prior to this position at the South Dakota State University Larry worked for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department from 1993 – 2011. Larry’s expertise is in the “human dimensions” of fish and wildlife management, which he used to help guide the agency’s effort to become more connected with and responsive to South Dakota citizens, and especially hunters and anglers. During Larry’s 18 years of working for GFP he conducted over 150 surveys of South Dakota hunters, anglers, landowners, and residents. Prior to this position Larry was a Research Associate with the Human Dimensions Research Unit at Cornell University.
If you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!


B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975, Biology/Wildlife Ecology
M.S., Michigan State University, 1983, Fisheries & Wildlife (Human Dimensions)
Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1989, Fisheries & Wildlife (Human Dimensions)

Professional Memberships

The Wildlife Society
American Fisheries Society
Organization of Wildlife Planners

Area(s) of Research

Human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management (theory and application), social survey research, communications and public involvement, planning, adaptive management, TQM (theory and application), customer satisfaction, program evaluation, management effectiveness and agency administration, environmental sociology, and natural resource management.