Dec. 19th Environmental Geography Seminar Announcement

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Human & Ecol. Sys. : Dec. 19th Environmental Geography Seminar Announcement
投稿者 : kigaku 投稿日時: 2018-12-18 16:14:30 (191 ヒット)
Dear all,


This is an announcement of the upcoming Environmental Geography Seminar.

Please see all the details carefully below.

【Date】 19th. December. Wed. (Time: 15:00~)

【Place】 D101


1. Presenters
i. Title: " Using Tourist Typologies for Ecotourism Research"
Author: Glen T. Hvenegaard
Journal: Department of Geography, Augustana University College, 4901–46 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V 2R3, Canada
Research to identify ecotourists or segment ecotourists from other tourist types has not occurred in a consistent manner, reducing potential comparability to studies at other times and places. Ecotourists have been identified using a variety of techniques, broadly categorised as tourist typologies that are cognitive-normative and interactional. This paper tests the level of congruency among four versions of these tourist typologies (ie. researcher-based,respondent-based, activity-based, and motivation-based), using a case study from a national park in northern Thailand. Based on the considerable consistency found, several pragmatic conclusions are presented.
ii. Title: National Parks and demographic change – Modelling the effects of ageing hikers on mountain landscape intra-area accessibility

Author: Johannes Schamel, Hubert Job

Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning 163 (2017) 32–43


Abstract: With demographic change, the number of older hikers who visit National Parks (NP) and other natural recreational areas will increase. Results from sports medicine and transportation studies suggest that walking speed decreases with growing age, especially in mountainous landscapes, a fact that would have consequences for the intra-area accessibility of these areas. Based on 353 GPS trajectories, a questionnaire applied to visitors, and a geodatabase covering the trail network of the case study area of Berchtesgaden National Park (BNP), speed values and their environmental and demographic determinants are examined by regression modeling. Network analysis was performed in GIS to determine the accessibility of the BNP trail network for different age groups. Results show that in addition to such environmental characteristics as trail slope, trail difficulty, land use and elevation, age has a strong, non-linear influence on walking speed. Network modeling showed that walking times to certain areas in NP may vary by as much as 80 min among different age groups. These findings suggest that intra-area accessibility in the BNP is likely to decline with demographic change, with obvious implications for park management and planning.

iii. Title: Visitor Evaluations of Management Actions at a Highly Impacted Appalachain Trail Camping Area

Authors: Melissa L. Daniels and Jeffrey L. Marion
Journal: Environmental Management (2006) 38, 1006-1019

Abstract: Protected area management involves balancing environmental and social objectives. This is particularly difficult at high-use/high-impact recreation sites, because resource protection objectives may require substantial site management or visitor regulation. This study examined visitors’ reactions to both of these types of actions at Annapolis Rocks, Maryland, a popular Appalachian Trail camping area. We surveyed visitors before and after implementation of camping policies that included shifting camping to designated newly constructed campsites and prohibiting campfires. Survey results reveal that visitors were more satisfied with all social and environmental indicators after the changes were enacted. An Importance-Performance analysis also determined that management actions improved conditions for factors of greatest concern to campers prior to the changes. Posttreatment visitors were least satisfied with factors related to reduced freedom and to some characteristics of the constructed campsites. Although there was evidence of visitor displacement, the camping changes met management goals by protecting the camping area’s natural resources and improving social conditions.

2. Note this:

Please send me the detailed information about your presentation at least 5 days before your turn.

For a paper review: title and author of the paper, journal name, which volume, pages, also the link (if possible) should be provided.

If a paper written in Japanese is going to be presented, please kindly send me the information both in Japanese and English.


※ In case you are absent from the seminar or late for the seminar, please contact Professors or me in advance. Any absence without permission is not allowed;

※ Please be punctual (very important);

※ Please do your full preparation for the seminar;

※ Your active participation is always appreciated;

※ Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or comments.

Best Regards,

Chang Liang

Graduate School of Environmental Sceince, Hokkaido University