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A/Prof. Bill Borrie



Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus

Career highlights

2019 • Elected Fellow, The Academy of Leisure Sciences

2018 • Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research Award - Chief, U.S. Forest Service

Knowledge areas

Environmental policy, planning and management with an emphasis on nature conservation, National Parks and protected areas.   

Conservation social scientist with a specific focus on human-nature relationships, pro-environmental behavior, and quality visitor experiences.


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The emotional presence of nature: Exploring affect in human-wilderness relations

Mark Douglas, William Borrie, Keith Bosak

(2023), pp. 1-16, Leisure Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

"Horrendous": People's Experience of their Dog's Death from 1080 Baiting

Melissa Zeven, Adam Cardilini, Alexa Hayley, William Borrie

(2023), pp. 1-18, Anthrozoos: a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Listen to Us: Perceptions of Animal Voice and Agency

Anja Thomsen, Bill Borrie, Kelly Miller, Adam Cardilini

(2023), Vol. 13, pp. 1-26, Animals, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Environmental Values and Nature's Contributions to People: Towards Methodological Pluralism in Evaluation of Sustainable Ecosystem Services

William Borrie, Christopher Armatas

(2022), pp. 13-23, Human-Nature Interactions, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Human-Nature Relationships for the Flathead Wild and Scenic River System: Analyzing Diversity, Synergies, and Tensions in a Mountainous Region of Montana, USA

Christopher Armatas, William Borrie, Alan Watson

(2022), pp. 141-153, Human-Nature Interactions, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

A Social Science Method for Public Engagement in the Context of Natural Resource Planning in the United States

C Armatas, W Borrie, A Watson

(2022), Vol. 35, pp. 506-526, Society and Natural Resources, C1

journal article

Human Positioning in Close-Encounter Photographs and the Effect on Public Perceptions of Zoo Animals

Meghan Shaw, Emily McLeod, Bill Borrie, Kelly Miller

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-22, Animals, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Wildlife Photos on Social Media: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Conservation Organisations' Instagram Images

Meghan Shaw, William Borrie, Emily McLeod, Kelly Miller

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, Animals, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Visitor use management framework

William Borrie, Elena Bigart

(2021), pp. 303-320, Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners : The Essential Toolbox, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

book chapter

Wilderness Solitude in the 21st Century: A Release from Digital Connectivity

Thomas Lang, William Borrie

(2021), Vol. 27, pp. 28-41, International Journal of Wilderness, Ojai, Calif., C1

journal article

Privately protected areas in increasingly turbulent social contexts: strategic roles, extent, and governance

W Borrie, T Gale, K Bosak

(2020), Journal of Sustainable Tourism, C1

journal article

Protocol for social vulnerability assessment to support national forest planning and management: a technical manual for engaging the public to understand ecosystem service tradeoffs and drivers of change

Christopher Armatas, William Borrie, Alan Watson

(2019), Fort Collins, Colo., A6-1

research report/technical paper

An integrated approach to valuation and tradeoff analysis of ecosystem services for national forest decision-making

C Armatas, R Campbell, A Watson, W Borrie, N Christensen, T Venn

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 1-18, Ecosystem Services, C1-1

journal article

Participatory geographic information systems as an organizational platform for the integration of traditional and scientific knowledge in contemporary fire and fuels management

B McBride, F Sanchez-Trigueros, S Carver, A Watson, L Stumpff, R Matt, W Borrie

(2017), Vol. 115, pp. 43-50, Journal of Forestry, C1-1

journal article

Unravelling the coil of the wild: geospatial technology and wilderness

William Borrie, Mark Douglas

(2016), pp. 137-144, Mapping wilderness, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1-1

book chapter

Environmental literacy, ecological literacy, ecoliteracy: what do we mean and how did we get here?

B McBride, C Brewer, A Berkowitz, W Borrie

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 1-20, Ecosphere, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Personal wilderness relationships: building on a transactional approach

Robert Dvorak, William Borrie, Alan Watson

(2013), Vol. 52, pp. 1518-1532, Environmental management, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Engendering wilderness: body, belonging, and refuge

A Meyer, W Borrie

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 295-323, Journal of leisure research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

"Blackfeet belong to the mountains": hope, loss, and Blackfeet claims to Glacier National Park, Montana

D Craig, L Yung, W Borrie

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 232-242, Conservation and society, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: Examining changes in use, users, and management challenges

R Dvorak, A Watson, N Christensen, W Borrie, A Schwaller

(2012), Fort Collins, Colo., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Educational travel and global citizenship

M Tarrant, L Stoner, W Borrie, G Kyle, R Moore, A Moore

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 403-426, Journal of leisure research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Determinants of trust for public lands: Fire and fuels management on the bitterroot national forest

A Lijeblad, W Borrie, A Watson

(2009), Vol. 43, pp. 571-584, Environmental Management, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Recreation visitor attitudes towards management-ignited prescribed fires in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana

K Knotek, A Watson, W Borrie, J Whitmore, D Turner

(2008), Vol. 40, pp. 608-618, Journal of Leisure Research, Arlington, Va., C1-1

journal article

A meta-study of the values of visitors to four protected areas in the Western United States

R Tanner, W Freimund, W Borrie, R Moisey

(2008), Vol. 30, pp. 377-390, Leisure Sciences, C1-1

journal article

A look inside the dynamics of trust: a guide for managers

Adam Liljeblad, Alan Watson, William Borrie

(2007), pp. 323-325, Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values : Proceedings of the 8th World Wilderness Congress Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, E1-1


Public Response to Park and Recreation Funding and Cost-saving Strategies: The Role of Organizational Trust and Commitment

Andrew Mowen, Gerard Kyle, William Borrie, Alan Graefe


journal article

The appropriateness of snowmobiling in national parks: an investigation of the meanings of snowmobiling experiences in yellowstone national park.

M Davenport, W Borrie

(2005), Vol. 35, pp. 151-160, Environmental management, United States, C1-1

journal article

Winter visitors to Yellowstone National Park: their value orientations and support for management actions

W Borrie, W Freimund, M Davenport

(2002), Vol. 9, pp. 41-48, Human ecology review, Acton, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

The dynamic, emergent, and multi-phasic nature of on-site wilderness experiences

W Borrie, J Roggenbuck

(2001), Vol. 33, pp. 202-228, Journal of leisure research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Women, Wilderness, and Everyday Life: A Documentation of the Connection between Wilderness Recreation and Women's Everyday Lives

S Pohl, W Borrie, M Patterson

(2000), Vol. 32, pp. 415-434, Journal of Leisure Research, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Examining winter visitor use in Yellowstone National Park

M Davenport, W Freimund, W Borrie, R Manning, W Valliere, B Wang

(2000), Vol. 4, pp. 86-92, Wilderness visitors, experiences and visitor management : Proceedings of the Wilderness Science in a Time of Change Conference, Missoula, Mont., E1-1


Influencing future behavior by priming past behavior: A test in the context of petrified forest national park

D Trafimow, W Borrie

(1999), Vol. 21, pp. 31-42, Leisure sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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