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Recreation Ecology Research Network

 

 

A. RERN Member List*

 

Name

Affiliation

Country/Territory

Robert Aitken

Private Consultant

UK

Penny Anderson

Private Consultant

UK

Angela Arthington

Griffith University

Australia

Meryem Atik *

University of Akdeniz

Turkey

Aram Attarian

North Carolina State University

USA

Ellen Kathrine Bludd *

University of Tromsø

Norway

Ralf Buckley

Griffith University

Australia

Kerri Cahill

USDI National Park Service

USA

Michael Campbell

University of Manitoba

Canada

David Cole

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

USA

Gillian Dalrymple

University of Glasgow

UK

Gordon Dickinson

University of Glasgow

UK

Tracey Dickson

University of Canberra

Australia

Grant Dixon

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

Australia

Joseph Flood

East Carolina University

USA

Pam Foti

Northern Arizona University

USA

Christopher Gathe

Leibniz University

Germany

Tracy Farrell

Conservation International

USA

Sinead O’Connor Gotra

Dublin Institute of Technology

Ireland

Wade Hadwen

Griffith University

Australia

Troy Hall

University of Idaho

USA

Pamela Harmon-Price

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Division

Australia

Tessa Hegetschweiler

University of Basel

Switzerland

James Higham

University of Otago

New Zealand

Chi-Yung Jim

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

Chris Kollar *

North Carolina State University

USA

Yu-Fai Leung

North Carolina State University

USA

Jim Littlemore

Moulton College

UK

Chi-Chuan Lue

Dong Hwa University

Taiwan , ROC

Teresa Cristina Magro

University of São Paulo

Brazil

Jeffrey Marion

US Geological Survey/Virginia Tech

USA

Melissa McCormick

Maryland Park Service

USA

Chris Monz

Utah State University

USA

Michael Naber

Penn State University - Erie Campus

USA

Sanjay Nepal

Texas A&M University

USA

Todd Newburger *

Yosemite National Park

USA

Peter Newman

Colorado State University

USA

David Newsome

Murdoch University

Australia

Claudia Ollenburg

Griffith University

Australia

Logan Park

Southern Illinois University

USA

David Pettebone

Yosemite National Park

USA

Catherine Pickering

Griffith University

Australia

Scott Reid

Town of Breckenridge, Colorado

USA

Philip Seddon

University of Otage

New Zealand

Pirkko Siikamäki

University of Oulu

Finland

Amanda Smith

WA Dept. of Environment and Conservation

Australia

Leide Yassuco Takahashi

Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Brazil

Daniela Custódio Talora

University of São Paulo

Brazil

Chelsey Walden-Schreiner

North Carolina State University

USA

Teiji Watanabe

Hokkaido University

Japan

Sam Shor Nahar Yaakob

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Malaysia

Ryoichi Yamanaka

Yokohaman National University

Japan

Guangsheng Zhang

Southern Yangtze University

China

Linsheng Zhong

Chinese Academy of Sciences

China

* new members joined in last 6 months

 

 

B. Member Biographies

 

Robert Aitken

11 West Craigs Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 8NB, Scotland, U.K.; Phone/Fax +44 131 339 7014; E-mail: bob_aitken@btopenworld.com.

 

Bob Aitken is a freelance research consultant, lecturer, and writer.  He trained at the universities of Glasgow (MA Geography / Economic History 1970) and Aberdeen (PhD on 'Wilderness Areas in Scotland' 1977). He has extensive experience in practical recreation resource management, especially in technical and amenity issues on mountain trails, and has contributed to conferences and workshops in the U.K., Australia, and the European Alps.  Bob's main interests now lie in the sustainable management of recreation and tourism in mountain Parks and Protected Areas at both strategic and site levels.  He is a Board member of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority, a member of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, and a contributor to World Heritage assessments.

 

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Penny Anderson

Penny Anderson Associates Ltd. 60 Park Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6SN, UK. Tel +44(0)1298 27086, Fax 44(0) 1298 23776, E-mail penny.anderson@pennyanderson.com.

Web:  http://www.pennyanderson.com/

 

Mrs. Anderson is Managing Director of Penny Anderson Associates Ltd, an Ecological Consultancy, based in the English Peak District. Penny was awarded an Honours degree in Botany and Geography from the University of Southampton, England, and then an MSc in Conservation from University College London, after which she developed her consultancy work. Penny has been involved in recreation/ecology issues in the Peak District National Park for over 20 years. She co-ordinated early research into the effects of disturbance on birds on the blanket bogs and has contributed to many debates on the significance of such disturbance. She has prepared a number of recent reviews of the impacts of various aspects of recreation ecology for English Nature on the effects of recreation on wide aspects of ecology. Penny sees herself as the interpreter and presenter of other people’s research to decision makers and land managers, rather than being involved in much academic research herself.

 

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Angela H Arthington

Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan Queensland 4111, Australia. Phone: +61-7-3735 7403; Fax: +61 7 3735 7615; E-mail: a.arthington@griffith.edu.au.

Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/australian-rivers-institute/staff/professor-angela-arthington

 

Angela Arthington is Professor of Freshwater Ecology and a program leader in the Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Griffith University. Over the past 20 years Angela has built up a team of ecologists working on the ecology and management of lakes, wetlands and rivers. Angela has worked extensively on the ecology of dune lakes and on the ecology and conservation of native and alien freshwater fish in these dystrophic wetland systems, and the impacts of recreation, particularly motorized boating.  She is also keenly interested in river management, especially the allocation and monitoring of environmental flows, and has pioneered an ecosystem approach to water allocation for the environment. These research programs are funded principally by the Australian Cooperative Research Centres program, via the eWater Rainforest Ecology and Management, and Sustainable Tourism CRCs. Angela is an experienced consultant and speaker on aquatic ecosystem management and conservation.

 

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Meryem Atik

University of Akdeniz, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture, 07070 Antalya-Turkey; Phone: +90 242 310 65 63; Fax: +90 242 227 45; E-mail: meryematik@akdeniz.edu.tr.

Web: http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/ziraat/bolumler/peyzaj/atik.htm

 

Meryem Atik is a landscape architect and a full time lecturer at the University of Akdeniz. Her specialty is focused on landscape planning and impacts of tourism on the environment. She has been different subjects on recreation planning and management, tourism planning, cultural landscape studies, planting design and natural vegetation. Recently she has been running a research project on indicating impacts of recreational activities on vegetation and soil in Olympos Beydağları National Park in Antalya and visitor monitoring.

 

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Aram Attarian

Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, 4012C Jordan Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-8004, USA; Phone: +1-919-515-3709; Fax: 515-3687; E-mail: aram_attarian@ncsu.edu.

Web: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/faculty/attarian.php

 

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Ellen Kathrine Bludd

Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway, Phone +47-776-46392, E-mail: ellen.kathrine.bludd@uit.no.

 

Ellen is currently working on a PhD in Biology at the University of Tromsø. Her research is focused on management strategies as a means to reduce ecological impacts of recreation and local use in protected areas. Her project encompasses 12 different protected areas in Norway with varying levels of regulation and infrastructure. Ellen has a master’s degree in Biology on the impact of tourism on vegetation in Spitsbergen, Norway. Also, she has a bachelor in Natural Resource Science from Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

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Ralf Buckley

International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University, PMB 50 Gold Coast, Qld 9726, Australia; Phone: +61-7-5552-8677; Fax: 5552-8895; E-mail: r.buckley@griffith.edu.au.

Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/international-centre-ecotourism-research/staff/professor-ralf-buckley

 

Ralf Buckley is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, Australia. He is a university ecologist with extensive previous corporate experience.  His main interests are in the scientific measurement and management of environmental impacts worldwide, especially for outdoor tourism and recreation; and in strategies and mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, especially the role of tourism and recreation. He has published 10 books and over 200 journal articles, and is a member of various international advisory boards related to conservation and tourism. His recent edited book, titled Environmental Impacts of Ecotourism (2004), was contributed by all founding RERN members and other recreation ecology researchers.

 

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Kerri Cahill

National Park Service, Denver Service Center, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225, USA; Phone:  +1-303-969-2261; Email:  kerri_cahill@nps.gov.

 

Kerri Cahill is currently a visitor use planner for the National Park Service, Denver Service Center in Denver, Colorado.  She has degrees in environmental policy (University of Miami, B.A.), urban and regional planning, specializing in natural resource planning (Florida State University, M.S.P.) and natural resource recreation management (Virginia Tech, Ph.D.).  Her primary responsibilities for the National Park Service include facilitating visitor use management planning efforts for a variety of national parks around the country.  She has participated in the review and revision of NPS planning guidelines for visitor use and capacity planning.  She also advises on research projects related to visitor impacts, visitor capacity indicators and standards, and visitor use management strategies. 

 

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Michael Campbell

Department of Recreation Management, 112 Frank Kennedy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3T-2N2. Phone 204-474-8514. Fax 204-474-7634. Email Michael_Campbell@umanitoba.ca.

Web. http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/physed/research/people/campbell.shtml

 

Michael Campbell is an Associate Professor of Recreation Management and cross appointed to Clayton R. Riddell faculty of Earth, Environment and Resources at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He has degrees in geography (B.A. and M.A., University of Manitoba) and Environmental Studies (PhD, University of Waterloo). His dissertation research focused upon the application of the earth sciences in the planning and management of National Parks. His research has focused primarily upon human impacts in parks and protected areas and the human dimensions of wildlife. Most recently he has been involved in the development of an ecosite classification of the province to define recreation habitats suitability indices.  He has developed backcountry-monitoring programs for several parks and continues to assess monitoring techniques for application in a variety of park environments. Through his involvement with the Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, which he co-founded, he works to strengthen the relationship between researchers and practitioners and ensure that the park management is based upon sound research.

 

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David N. Cole

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, 790 East Beckwith, Missoula, MT 59801, USA; Phone: 406-542-4199; Fax: 406-542-4196; E-mail: dcole@fs.fed.us.

Web: http://leopold.wilderness.net/staff/cole.htm

 

David Cole has degrees in geography from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1972) and University of Oregon (Ph.D., 1977). He is currently Research Geographer with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute in Missoula, MT, an institution overseen by the research branch of the United States’ Forest Service. He has been doing research in recreation ecology since 1974. In 1978, he began work with the Forest Service studying the ecological impacts of recreation in wilderness areas. He has also worked with the United States’ National Park Service and the National Outdoor Leadership School. His empirical work has been on impacts to vegetation and soil, particularly from trampling, on campsites and on trails. He has also worked to develop monitoring procedures, to synthesize recreation ecology research and to identify consistent relationships and findings that might provide a conceptual foundation for the field. The goal of his research remains management application to improve stewardship of protected areas, particularly wilderness.

 

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Gillian Dalrymple

Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Room 501, East Quadrangle, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK; Email: gdalrymple@ges.gla.ac.uk.

Web: http://www.ges.gla.ac.uk:443/postgraduates/gdalrymple

 

Gillian Dalrymple has a M.A. (Hons.) Geography degree from the University of Glasgow and is currently completing work on her PhD (University of Glasgow, departments of Geography, Biology and Economics).  Her research interests are resource management and the social and ecological impacts of outdoor recreation.  Gillian's work seeks to analyse and synthesise both visitor perception of the environment and recreation, and the actual capacity of the environment to meet visitor demands.  Gillian is particularly interested in the Loch Lomond area, and her PhD research uses the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (Scotland) as a case study.

 

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Gordon Dickinson

Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K. Phone: +44-141-330-4785; Fax141-330-4894; E-mail: gdickinson@ges.gla.ac.uk.

Web: http://www.ges.gla.ac.uk:443/staff/gdickinson

 

Gordon Dickinson has Bsc. (Hons), 1967 and Ph.D. (1974) degrees in geography from the University of Glasgow. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences in the University of Glasgow. His current research interests relate to the assessment of recreational impacts on water bodies and their shores. These include large lakes and rivers in U.K., continental Europe and South America. Impact studies have been focussed on input into resource management systems, and their interface with biological conservation. An underpinning to this work has been efforts to understand better the way in which different categories of recreationists interact, and how this is a crucial dimension of recreation management.

 

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Tracey Dickson

Centre for Tourism Research, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Email: Tracey.Dickson@canberra.edu.au.

Web: http://www.canberra.edu.au/centres/tourism-research

 

Tracey Dickson is affiliated with the Centre for Tourism Research at University of Canberra. She works on visitor behaviour, demographics etc - the social side of the issue. She has recently published a report looking at visitor attitudes etc on the summit of Mt. Koscisuzko.

 

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Grant Dixon

Track Monitoring Officer, Parks and Wildlife Service, GPO Box 1751, Hobart, 7004 Tasmania, Australia; Phone: +61-3-62332705; Fax: +61-3-62238308; Email: grant.dixon@parks.tas.gov.au.

Web: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/

 

Grant Dixon trained as an earth scientist and has worked on a wide variety of recreation management and nature conservation projects with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service since the late 1980s. He developed and maintains an extensive backcountry recreational impact monitoring system which has been operating since 1994. Grant is active in a range of outdoor recreational activities and has visited many mountain and polar areas in pursuit of his climbing, skiing or trekking interests.

 

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Joseph P. Flood

Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies, East Carolina University, 160 Minges Coliseum, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, USA; Phone: 1-252-328-2745; Fax: 328-4642; Email: floodj@mail.ecu.edu.

 

Joseph Flood received a Master’s Degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies, and a Ph.D. in Outdoor Recreation from the University of Minnesota. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. His primary interests are in the field of recreation ecology, campsite and trail restoration, wilderness/ forest planning, developing wilderness monitoring/ planning protocols and strategies, wilderness management/ training specialist (twenty years experience in LAC - stakeholder participation),  wilderness education, environmental education, applying GIS technologies to wilderness resource management, and conflict management in natural resource settings. He has been directly involved in managing recreation visitors and park resources in state parks, national parks and national forests for twenty-five years. He also worked with the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center for three years specializing in organizing and instructing campsite and trail restoration training sessions for recreation managers from the NPS, USFS, USF&WS and BLM. He worked as a state park ranger in Michigan, backcountry ranger in Glacier National Park, and nearly twenty years managing a 75,000 acre national forest wilderness area in northwestern Montana.  

 

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Pamela E. Foti

Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Box 15016, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA; Phone: 928-523-6196; Fax: 928-523-1080; E-mail: Pam.Foti@nau.edu.

Web: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~pef2/


Pam Foti is a Professor in the Parks and Recreation Management program at Northern Arizona University.  Her degrees are in Land Resource Management (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. 1987), Wildland Recreation (Univ. of Nevada-Reno, M.S. 1977), and Parks and Recreation Administration (The Ohio State Univ., B.S. 1975).  Her work focuses on developing and implementing recreation impact inventory and monitoring systems for a variety of recreation activities in the southwest United States for, primarily, federal land management agencies.  She is also involved in research related to approaches and techniques for recreation impact inventory and monitoring systems.

 

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Tracy A. Farrell

Conservation International, Programs and Sciences, Suite 600, 1919 M st NW, Washington DC, 20036; Phone +1-202-912-1588; Cell +1-202-912-1588; E-mail: t.farrell@conservation.org.

Web: http://www.conservation.org/

 

Tracy A. Farrell is the Director of Strategic Projects in Programs and Sciences for Conservation International.  She is responsible for developing and implementing institutional strategic goals and objectives; enhancing programmatic technical support and performance, and ensuring that research and programmatic directives from the executive management team are operationalized and implemented across a wide variety of issues relating to biodiversity conservation.  Formerly, she was the Academic Dean for the School for Field Studies, managing environmental problem-solving research and teaching programs for six field stations and campuses across the globe.  Her primary interests are in leading projects and developing tools and research agendas in the areas of biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, ecotourism, and protected area management.  Her publications in the past have focused primarily on ecotourism and visitor impacts on protected areas and recreation ecology.  She is now interested in linking these areas of work to larger conservation priorities such as  establishing payment mechanisms for ecosystem services, and developing rapid assessment systems to evaluate tourism impacts in key biodiversity areas.

 

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Christopher Gathe

Christopher Garthe, Institute of Environmental Planning, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Herrenhäuser Str. 2, 30419 Hannover, Germany. Phone: ++49 30 77008019, E-mail: christopher.garthe@gmx.de .

 

Christopher Garthe received his Masters degree in Geography, Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Currently he is working on his PhD at the Institute of Environmental Planning at Leibriz. His areas of research comprise carrying capacity analysis, visitor limitation, visitor management frameworks, camping impacts and recreational impacts in beech forests

 

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Sinéad O’Connor Gotra

Dublin Institute of Technology, Faculty of the Built Environment, Department of Planning and Environmental Management, Bolton Street, Dublin 1, Ireland; Phone: +353-86-3627482; Fax: +353-1-402-3699; Email: sinead.oconnor@dit.ie.

 

Sinéad lectures on ecology and biology at the Dublin Institute of Technology.  Research work on her PhD was on the concept, formation and practice of sustainable trail management. Her research and consultancy work has involved an examination of sustainability issues in a range of recreation management settings in Ireland, North America, South America and South Africa. Her work has led to the development of a network of contacts with expertise in the area of sustainable trails management. Most recently, she was a key facilitator of a sustainable management vision for the National Waymarked Ways of Ireland and the introduction of sustainable trail management guidelines. She also was appointed as a development officer in the launch of the first ever Countryside Recreation Council in Ireland, whose aim is to develop sustainable recreational use of the Irish landscape.

 

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Wade L Hadwen

Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan Queensland 4111, Australia. Phone: +61-7-3735 3987; Fax: +61 7 3735 7615; E-mail: w.hadwen@griffth.edu.au.

Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/australian-rivers-institute/staff/dr-wade-hadwen

 

Dr Wade Hadwen is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Riverine Landscapes at Griffith University. His research focuses on the assessment of ecosystem responses to disturbances, principally in the form of visitor activities in pristine aquatic environments. Specifically, Wade has investigated the impacts of tourism on dune lakes in the Fraser Island World Heritage Area using visitor surveys, water quality, algal productivity, food web assessments and manipulative experiments to investigate ecological responses to visitor-mediated nutrient inputs. Wade is currently coordinating a project for the Commonwealth Government funded Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) that aims to develop indicators that will facilitate the detection of visitor impacts in and around aquatic ecosystems within protected areas.

 

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Troy Hall

Department of Conservation Social Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1139, USA; Phone: 208-885-9455; Fax: 208-885-6226; E-mail: troyh@uidaho.edu.

Web: http://www.cnrhome.uidaho.edu/default.aspx?pid=70571

 

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Pamela Harmon-Price

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 15155, City East QLD 4002, Australia. Phone: +61 7 3227 7710; Fax: +61 7 3227 7676; Email: Pamela.HarmonPrice@epa.qld.gov.au.

Web: http://www.epa.qld.gov.au

 

Pamela has been involved in conservation and recreation management in Queensland, Australia for 30 years. (Queensland, the most biodiverse state in Australia, has five World Heritage properties including the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island.). Her specialist expertise lies in heritage interpretation and she has won two national awards for her contribution to environmental interpretation in Australia. Pamela currently works in visitor management in the Environmental Protection Agency. Her cutting-edge project is determining carrying capacity for tourism sites based on a new methodology developed in Queensland. She is also lecturing part-time in interpretation at the University of Queensland.

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Tessa Hegetschweiler

Department of Environmental Sciences, Section of Conservation Biology, University of Basel, St. Johanns-Vorstadt 10, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland. Phone: +41 61 267 08 52; Fax: +41 61 267 08 32; Email: Tessa.Hegetschweiler@unibas.ch.

 

Tessa Hegetschweiler received a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, i.e. Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule) and completed her PhD at the University of Basel in 2008. Her work includes assessing the ecological impacts of unofficial ("wild") fire places in urban forests, as well as the development of measures to minimize damages to the surrounding forest.

 

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James Higham

Department of Tourism, School of Business, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand. Phone +64 3 4798500; Email: jhigham@business.otago.ac.nz.

Web: http://www.business.otago.ac.nz/tourism/staff/higham.html

 

James Higham is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago (New Zealand). His research interests focus on tourism, recreation and wilderness management, ecotourism and wildlife management and tourism, recreation and climate change. His recent journal publications focus on the analysis of human dimensions of wildlife experiences based on viewing platforms, and the management of marine mammal based tourism through the definition of critical habitats. His recent book publication projects include a co-edited book titled Tourism, recreation and climate change: International perspective (Clevedon: Channel View Publications) published in 2005.

 

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Chi-Yung Jim

Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China; Phone: (852) 2859-7020; Fax: (852) 2559-8994; E-mail: hragjcy@hkucc.hku.hk.
Web: http://geog.hku.hk/staff/jim.htm
 

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Chris Kollar

Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, 4008 Biltmore Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-8004, USA; Phone: +1-919-515-3276; Fax: 515-3687; E-mail: cdkollar@ncsu.edu.

 

Chris is a graduate student in the Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University. His primary interest is in environmental impacts of mountain biking and other active sports in urban natural areas.

 

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Yu-Fai Leung

Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 7106, 5107 Jordan Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-7106, USA; Phone: +1-919-513-3489; Fax: 515-3439; E-mail: Leung@ncsu.edu.

Web: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/faculty/leung.php

 

Yu-Fai Leung is an associate professor in the Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Management and on the GIS faculty at NC State University, Raleigh, NC.  His primary interests focus on recreation ecology and sustainable visitor management in protected areas. His current research supports the development of visitor impact indicators and monitoring protocols for national parks and examines the spatial dimension of impacts.  He is also interested in visitor education (esp. Leave No Trace program), applications of geospatial technologies, ecotourism management, and comparative study of adaptive impact management in protected areas. Yu-Fai has two degrees in geography from Hong Kong and received his Ph.D. in forestry (natural resource recreation) from Virginia Tech. He is a member of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

 

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Jim Littlemore

School of Land & Environment, Moulton College, West Street, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7RR, United Kingdom; Phone: UK 01604-491131; Fax: 01604-491127; Email: JamesL@moulton.ac.uk.

Web: http://www.moulton.ac.uk/research-staff-james-littlemore.asp

 

Dr Jim Littlemore is a Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation at Moulton College in Northamptonshire, having taught previously at the University of Warwick, UK. He is also a practicing freelance ecological consultant with extensive practical experience in countryside management, and enjoys teaching the principles of wildlife management, ecology, GIS and countryside recreation and interpretation to students at Moulton College and the University of Northampton. Jim’s research has principally focused on the impact of recreation on Britain’s woodland and forests, particularly in urban settings. Having evaluated the impact of recreation on fragile ecosystems, Jim is now supervising postgraduate research that seeks to provide guidance on practical management strategies to help balance the demands of recreation with the need for conservation in the lowland farmed landscapes of Britain. He is always happy to hear from that very rare breed indeed – the recreation ecologist!

 

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Chi-Chuan Lue

Professor, Department of Sport and Leisure Studies, National Dong Hwa University, No. 1, Sec. 2, Da Hsuch Rd., Shenfeng, Hualien 97401, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Phone: +886-3-863-5620; Fax: +886-3-863-5621; Email: cclue@mail.ndhu.edu.tw.; Web: http://www.trm.ndhu.edu.tw/english.html

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Teresa Cristina Magro

Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo, 13418-900, Piracicaba-SP, Brazil; Phone: +55 –19- 3436 8650; Fax: +55  -19 -3436 8601; E-mail: tecmagro@esalq.usp.br.

Web: http://sistemas.usp.br:8080/atena/atnCurriculoLattesMostrar?codpes=2917121

 

Teresa Cristina Magro is a Professor at Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo . She got her degree in Forestry in 1983, a Master Degree in 1987 and the PhD Title in 1999. She is working on teaching and researching on Wilderness and Protected Areas Management, with more experience in south of Brazil . She works with undergraduate and graduate students, Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies and rural communities. She is very enthusiastic about the Protect Areas Management and during the field works she is always in a close contact with park staff in order to identify the main problems to focus the research her group will develop on monitoring ecological and social impacts of recreation and other uses in protected areas, including biological research. Often the Brazilian Ministry of Environment and State Governmental Institutions requests her research group for advice on new policies related aspects on recreational use of protected areas. Now she is starting a new research field, working with the impacts of tourism on two Ashaninka Communities in Peru.

 

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Jeffrey Marion

USDI, U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Virginia Tech Field Unit, Virginia Tech/Dept. of Forestry, 304 Cheatham Hall (0324), Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; Phone: 540- 231-6603; Fax: 540-231-3698; E-mail: jmarion@vt.edu.

Web: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/marion.htm

 

Jeff Marion is a Research Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, stationed at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.   His degrees are in Biology (Wittenburg Univ., B.A., 1979) and Recreation Resource Management (Univ. of Minnesota, M.S., 1981; Ph.D., 1984).  He has been conducting recreation ecology research since his graduate work with a focus on the impacts of camping and hiking on vegetation and soils.  Most of his work has been conducted in U.S. National Parks, with some studies in U.S. Forest Service wilderness and in several Central and South American countries.  His work has focused on the development of impact assessment methods, relational analyses to understand the degradation process, carrying capacity decision making, and development of Best Management practices for avoiding or minimizing recreation impacts.  He is also active in impact management consulting and in guidance of the Leave No Trace program (http://www.LNT.org).

 

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Melissa McCormick

New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Drive, Grantsville, MD  21536, USA; Phone +1-301-895-5453; Fax:  +1-301-895-3953; Email: mmccormick@dnr.state.md.us.

 

Melissa McCormick holds a Master's degree from Virginia Tech, and is currently working as Park Services Associate for the Maryland Park Service.  As a student, her research involved social science studies related to camping impact management and the Leave No Trace program.  In her current role, she experiences the challenges of managing a park with four-season recreational opportunities from cross-country skiing to swimming.  She also has some opportunities to observe the effects of motorized recreation in the adjacent state forest lands.  She believes her first hand experiences with year round trail maintenance and monitoring, visitor interactions, and general park management will be an asset to the RERN.

 

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Christopher Monz

Department of Environment and Society, 5215 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5215, U.S.A.. Phone: 435-797-2544, Fax: 435-797-4048, E-mail: chris.monz@usu.edu.

Web: http://www.cnr.usu.edu/htm/facstaff/memberID=880

 

Chris Monz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University in Logan, UT. Chris joined Utah State in 2007, having previously been an assistant professor at St. Lawrence University, the Academic Dean of Sterling College in Vermont and a research scientist for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming. He holds a Ph.D. Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and an MS in ecology and BA in biology. He teaches courses in outdoor recreation, public lands, ecotourism and environmental education. His current research interests include the assessment and management of human impacts to parks with a particular focus on backcountry visitor use in Alaska and shoreline use on the Atlantic coast. Chris is an active mountaineer, runner and skier and has worked as a naturalist, ranger, and climbing instructor. At every available opportunity he can be found in the outdoors with his wife Wyatt and son Jackson.

 

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Michael Naber

Geosciences Program, H25, School of Science, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College, Station Road, Erie, PA 16563-0203, USA. Ph: 814.898.6298, Fax: 814.898.6213, Email: mdn10@psu.edu.

 

Mike Naber is a lecturer of geosciences in School of Science at Penn State Erie - the Behrend College . His primary interest is in the application of geospatial technologies and spatial analysis in protected area management, especially on the issues of visitor and resource management. Mike received his MS degree in geography from the University of Akron and his Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.

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Sanjay K. Nepal

Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX-77845-2261, USA; Phone: +1-979-862-4080; Fax: +1-979-845-0446; E-mail: sknepal@ag.tamu.edu.

Web: http://www.rpts.tamu.edu/facultystaff/faculty/nepalinfo.htm

 

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Todd Newburger

Visitor Use and Impact Monitoring Program, Resources Management and Science Division, Yosemite National Park, California, USA; Phone: (209) 379-1434; Fax: (209) 379-1131; Email: todd_newburger@nps.gov

 

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Peter Newman

Department of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, Colorado State University

Web: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/details/newman-peter.html

 

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David Newsome

Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia; Phone: (08) 9360 2614; Fax: (08) 9360 6787; E-mail: D.Newsome@murdoch.edu.au.

Web: http://www.environment.murdoch.edu.au/share/staff/personal/8259.html

 

David Newsome is a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University , Perth, Western Australia . David holds degrees in botany, soil science and geomorphology.  His principal research interests are geotourism, human-wildlife interactions and the biophysical impacts of recreation and tourism. David’s research and teaching, and the activities of his research group, focus on the sustainable use of landscapes and the assessment and management of recreational activity in protected areas. David is the lead author of the recently published books Natural Area Tourism: ecology, impacts and management and Wildlife Tourism and co-editor of Geotourism a book which lays the foundation for the emergence of geotourism as a distinct discipline within the area of natural area tourism.

 

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Claudia Ollenburg
International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University, PMB 50 Gold Coast, Qld 9726, Australia; Fax: 5552-8895; E-mail: c.ollenburg@griffith.edu.au.

Claudia Ollenburg is a Research Fellow at Griffith University . Her areas of research are in ecotourism, nature-based tourism, rural tourism, equestrian tourism and outdoor recreation. She is an agricultural economist and has been extensively studied family businesses in the farm tourism sector. Her current research focuses on strategies and mechanisms for biodiversity conservation on private land, especially the role of tourism and recreation. She also has a strong interest in protected area management in developing countries in Central Asia and Russia .

 

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Logan O. Park

Department of Forestry (4411), 1205 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA ; Ph: 618-453-7476; Fax: 618-453-7475; E-mail: logan.park@siu.edu.

Web: http://coas.siu.edu/default2.asp?active_page_id=1519

 

Logan Park is an Assistant Professor of Forest Recreation and Park Management in the Forestry Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale . There he provides research consultation expertise, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and extension service.  He has completed degrees in Environmental Chemistry (B.S., Furman University ), in Natural Resources Planning - recreation management (M.S., The University of Vermont) and in Forestry - interdisciplinary studies in the sociology and ecology of outdoor recreation (Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ).  While completing his doctoral studies, Logan was awarded a Burruss Fellowship. His thesis and dissertation research focused on characterizing, managing, and preventing recreation-related impacts to resources in a broad variety of protected area settings.  His current research interests include mechanisms of impacts to soundscapes, cultural resources, soils, vegetation, water, and wildlife; computer simulation modeling of protected area planning measures; practical indicators, standards, and monitoring methods development; and integrated management approaches to preventing/mitigating resource impacts and protecting visitor experiences.

 

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David Pettebone

Social Science Specialist, Visitor Use and Social Sciences, Resources Management and Science Division, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389, USA. Ph: 209.379.1433; Fax: 209.379.1131; E-mail: David_Pettebone@nps.gov

 

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Catherine Pickering

School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, Griffith University, PMB 50, Gold Coast Mail Centre, Gold Coast, QLD 9726, Australia; Phone: +61-07-5552-8059; Fax: 5552-8067; E-mail: c.pickering@griffith.edu.au.

Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/international-centre-ecotourism-research/staff/associate-professor-catherine-pickering

 

Dr. Catherine Pickering is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, and Associate Director of the International Centre for Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, Australia . She leads the successful Mountain Tourism subprogram for the Sustainable Tourism CRC: an interdisciplinary research team that examined issues in the sustainability of mountain tourism. Currently she is leading an interdisciplinary-multi University research team examining indicators of tourism impacts in protected areas. She has published extensively in the fields of tourism, protected areas and plant ecology, with a particularly focus on mountain ecosystems.

 

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Scott E. Reid

Open Space and Trails Planner, Town of Breckenridge, PO Box 168, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA; Phone: 970.547.3155; Fax: 970.547.3132; E-mail:  scottr@townofbreckenridge.com

 

Scott Reid is an Open Space and Trails Planner for the Town of Breckenridge , Colorado . He oversees the trails-based planning for the town’s open space program located in the Central Rocky Mountains of Colorado . Scott formerly worked as a Resource Specialist for the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program in Summit County, Colorado . He also served as the Education Director for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, after several years of trip guiding and ski patrolling. Scott holds a M.S. Degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg , VA and a B.A. Degree in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. His graduate research included the assessment of the efficacy of management strategies at reducing campsite impacts in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia . He also performed a comparative evaluation of campfire policies and their effects over seven protected areas.

 

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Philip Seddon
Department of Zoology, University of Otago, P. O. Box 56 Dunedin, New Zealand; Phone 64-3-479-7029; Fax 64-3-479-7584; E-mail: philip.seddon@stonebow.otago.ac.nz.

Web: http://www.otago.ac.nz/zoology/staff/academic/seddon.html

Philip Seddon is a Senior Lecturer in Zoology and Director of the Postgraduate Wildlife Management Programme at Otago University, New Zealand , where he has been based since 2001. Between 1991 and 2000 he worked in the Middle East, contributing to a strategy for sustainable nature-based tourism in wildlife protected areas for Saudi Arabia 's National Commission for Wildlife Conservation. Current research interests include assessment of the impacts of human disturbance on New Zealand 's coastal wildlife, especially the endemic yellow-eyed penguin, but also the restoration of endangered species and the spatial ecology of introduced pest species. Philip has a BSc Honours and PhD in Zoology from Otago University , and an MSc in Protected Landscape Management from the University of Wales . He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas' Tourism Task Force and of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Reintroduction Specialist Group.

 

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Pirkko Siikamäki

Oulanka Research Station, University of Oulu, Liikasenvaarantie 134, FIN-93999 Kuusamo, Finland; Phone. +358 8 8515212 mobile+358 40 8275457 Email: pirkko.siikamaki@oulu.fi.

Web: http://cc.oulu.fi/~psiikama/

 

Dr Pirkko Siikamäki is the director of the Oulanka Research Station at the University of Oulu . Her degrees are in Biological and Environmental Science (Univ. of Jyväskylä, M.S., 1991; Ph.D., 1995), and she holds a docentship at the Univ of Jyväskylä. She is leading a multidisciplinary research group studying the socio-ecological sustainability of nature-based tourism in northern areas. Her current research interests are in the conservation biology of plants and on the impacts of nature-based tourism on northern areas in Finland , in particularly on protected areas. She is also interested in research related to indicators and practical tools for inventory, planning and monitoring systems of long-term impacts of tourism. She has published extensively in the fields of conservation biology, nature tourism, and evolutionary ecology. She is a member in the research network of the PAN (Protected Area Network) Parks certification system that aims in outstanding nature conservation and tourism on a European level.

 

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Amanda Smith

17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington WA 6151, Australia / Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983, Australia. Phone: +61 8 9334 0225. FAX: +61 8 9334 0221; Email: Amanda.Smith@dec.wa.gov.au.

 

Dr. Smith is currently a Social Science Coordinator & Social Research Unit Leader, Department of Environment and Conservation, Perth, Western Australia . Her research interests include the environmental and social impacts of tourism and recreation in protected areas; campsite impact monitoring; natural area tourism; wildlife tourism; and minimizing visitor impacts through resource and visitor management techniques. Over the last few years Dr Smith has been furthering her experience as a researcher working in the fields of recreation ecology, visitor management including the review of user-pays systems, sustainable tourism and natural area management at Murdoch University and Curtin University . Her research conducted for her doctorate (Murdoch), completed in 2003, contributes to the current understanding of recreation impacts, both social and biophysical, in temperate eucalypt forests and improves procedures in impact assessment. It also provided a means for the first time, of objectively monitoring designated, developed campsites where it is inappropriate to judge impacts against an undisturbed control.

 

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Leide Yassuco Takahashi

Department of Agronomy, Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Av. Colombo, 5790, CEP 87.020-900, Maringa – PR, Brazil; Phone: + 55 44 3261-4407 ext. 33; e-mail: ladi@uem.br.

Web: http://www.uem.br or http://www.fundacaoboticario.org.br

 

Leide is an Associate Professor in the Maringa State University, Brazil. She graduated in Forestry Engineering in Federal University of Parana and got her Master’s and Ph .D. degrees working with ecological and social impacts of recreation in Protected Areas. In the last few years, she has participated as main coordinator or member in management plans of several State or National Parks in Brazil . At present, she works on the planning of protected areas, more specifically, studying the ecological and social impacts indicators of ecotourism; public use programs and nature conservation personnel training , both in university and in O Boticario Foundation (NGO). She is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN-Br; and representative of the scientific community in the southern region on the National Council for the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve.

 

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Daniela Custódio Talora

Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo, 13418-900, Piracicaba-SP, Brazil; Phone: +55 –19- 3436 8642; Fax: +55  -19 -3436 8601; E-mail:  talora@carpa.ciagri.usp.br.

 
Daniela Custódio Talora is a biologist with master degree on botany and is finishing her PHD on Forest Resources Conservation. She is a Professor at Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo , researching on Natural Protected Areas. The aim of her studies is to understand the impacts of public use on Protected Areas and to try to minimize their effects. Her last works are on trampling impacts over dune vegetation in a Brazilian State Park .

 

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Chelsey Walden-Schreiner

Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, 4008 Biltmore Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-8004, USA; Phone: +1-919-515-3276; Fax: 515-3687; E-mail: cawalden@ncsu.edu


Chelsey is a graduate student in the Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University. Her primary interests include sustainable visitor use management, monitoring techniques in protected natural areas, and visitor education and communication.

 

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Teiji Watanabe

Group of Geoecological Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth  Science, Hokkaido University, N-10, W-5, Sapporo, 060-0810, Japan;  Phone: +81-11-706-2213, Fax: +81-11-706-2213; E-mail:  twata@ees.hokudai.ac.jp.

Web: http://homepage.mac.com/teiwata/index-e.html

 
Teiji Watanabe is an associate professor in the Group of Geoecological Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science,  Hokkaido University, Japan .  He holds a PhD from the University of  California at Davis .  His major focus is on the human impacts to soil/ vegetation on trails/campsites; he has monitoring trail erosion in  Daisetsuzan National Park since 1991. His other interests are in mountain ecotourism, sustainable use and management of natural resources in mountain protected areas, and biodiversity conservation  and geodiversity conservation.  His research areas cover the mountains of Japan , Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir, and Alps . He has been working for the Ministry of Environment to improve trail management  in mountain national parks of Japan .  He is a member of IUCN World Committee on Protected Areas and of advisory boards of environment- related journals.

 

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Sam Shor Nahar Yaakob

Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor MALAYSIA. Phone: 603-89467208; Fax: 603-89432514; E-mail:  akoblori@gmail.com

 
Sam is presently working as a lecturer in parks and recreation resource management in the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia , Malaysia . He received a Master's Degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism Resource Management from the Michigan State University, Michigan. Currently his finishing PhD at Newcastle University, UK . His main research focus is impact monitoring in tropical mountain region. He recently works is to identify social impact indicators in tropical mountain trails. He is always involved in many government and consultation projects in Malaysia especially related on recreational planning in protected areas. Sam active in tropical jungle exploration, marine lover and advisor for so many adventure clubs in his country.

 

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Ryoichi Yamanaka

Division of Artificial Environment and Information, Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, 79-7 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, 240-8501, Japan; Phone/Fax: +81-45-339-4097; Email: yamanaka@ynu.ac.jp.

 

Dr. Ryoichi Yamanaka is a research associate in the Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences at Yokohama National University, Japan . His degrees are in Marine System Engineering (Osaka Prefecture Univ., Japan, B.A.1997; M.S., 1999) and Civil Engineering ( Osaka Univ., Japan , Ph.D., 2002). His main research field is a coastal hydrodynamics and ecosystem modeling. His current research interest is a coastal environmental conservation, especially visitor impacts on a coastal ecosystem in coastal zone. He recently works to develop monitoring and modeling techniques for quantifying an environmental impact of shellfish gathering in a seaside park in Japan .

 

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Guangsheng Zhang

Southern Yangtze University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China 214122. Phone: 13812525316; E-mail: wxzhanggs@yahoo.com.cn.

 

Zhang Guangsheng is an associate professor of Southern Yangtze University, China. And he is the deputy secretary-general of the Tourism Ecology Specialized Committee of the Ecological Society of China, and the assistant to the dean of School of Biotechnology , the director of Tourism and Ecological Environment Research Center of Southern Yangtze University. His work has focused on tourism planning, recreation ecology, and protection of tourism environment. He presided and participated in more than 20 scientific research projects from the National Natural Science Foundation, the Provincial Natural Science Foundation, the Provincial Science and Technology Office, the Provincial Education Office associated or others. He has published approximately 50 papers in Chinese and English.

 

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Linsheng Zhong

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. P. O. Box 9719, Beijing 100101, China. Phone: 86-10-64889033; Fax: 86-10-64889033; E-mail: zhongls@igsnrr.ac.cn.

 

Zhong Linsheng is an associate professor in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been visiting the International Centre for Ecotourism Research at Griffith University for whole year in 2006. His work has focused on recreation ecology, ecotourism planning and management, and protected area management. He has been currently doing a project funded by National Natural Sciences Foundation of China that aims to discuss ecological effects and its modulation methods for recreation activities in forest park .

 

 

* Last Updated: October 1, 2010

Yu-Fai Leung