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The challenge to harmonize nature-based tourism with species conservation is important both from an economic, cultural and ecological perspective. One approach for understanding this interaction is to compare the spatiotemporal overlap between tourism activities and the focal species' space use,...

Author(s)
Gundersen, V.; Vistad, O. I.; Panzacchi, M.; Strand, O.; Moorter, B. van
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2019, 75, pp 22-33
Abstract

Conservation management in Norway is anchored in the historical tradition of friluftsliv although Norway's evolving economic policy signals that growing priority is being given to recreation and nature-based tourism development in association with protected natural areas (PNAs). Here we present the ...

Author(s)
Higham, J.; Haukeland, J. V.; Hopkins, D.; Vistad, O. I.; Lindberg, K.; Daugstad, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 2016, 8, 2, pp 146-175
Abstract

Increased ice melting revealed in 2006-2007 many reminiscences of ancient human activity around ice patches near Mt Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain peak. The public limited company "Klimapark 2469 AS" was established to develop a heritage interpretation product and to study climate change....

Author(s)
Vistad, O. I.; Wold, L. C.; Daugstad, K.; Haukeland, J. V.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2016, 11, 1, pp 43-57
Abstract

Even in protected areas, it is inevitable that any human use will produce some impact on natural resources. This study identifies visitors' tolerance of potential negative ecological impacts from tourism activities and facilities in a Norwegian national park context, based on park visitors'...

Author(s)
Haukeland, J. V.; Veisten, K.; Grue, B.; Vistad, O. I.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2013, 21, 2, pp 291-313
Abstract

The first attempts to develop a wilderness purism scale arose in the late 1960s, with the aim of measuring compliance between the wilderness dimensions stated in the US Wilderness Act, and the attitudes of wilderness users. In the 1980s, similar scales were developed and tested in Sweden and...

Author(s)
Vistad, O. I.; Vorkinn, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2012, 19, pp 39-47
Abstract

Increased tourism in the Arctic calls for more knowledge to meet management challenges. This paper reviews existing knowledge of the effects of human use on vegetation, fauna and cultural heritage in Svalbard, and it addresses the need for site-specific knowledge for improved management. This paper ...

Author(s)
Hagen, D.; Vistad, O. I.; Eide, N. E.; Flyen, A. C.; Fangel, K.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Polar Research, 2012, 31, pp 18432
Abstract

Oulanka National Park, Finland aims to ensure nature conservation while providing high quality visitor experiences. The growth of outdoor recreation and nature tourism, however, has fueled concern about consequent pressures on the natural resources of the park. This analysis assessed the spatial...

Author(s)
Lyon, K.; Cottrell, S. P.; Siikamäki, P.; Marwijk, R. van
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, Suppl. 1, pp 100-111
Abstract

The changing nature of Swedish national parks from a primarily resource protection emphasis to a more multiple use philosophy, including tourism, requires new ways of looking at park-related planning and development. Tourism must not be considered in a vacuum spatially but from a broad regional...

Author(s)
Fredman, P.; Yuan, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, Suppl. 1, pp 74-86
Abstract

The study aims to understand national park visitors' interests to use tourism services provided in the vicinity of Linnansaari, Seitseminen and Repovesi national parks in Southern Finland. Separate visitor groups were identified based on their use of tourism services and their intention to revisit...

Author(s)
Sievänen, T.; Neuvonen, M.; Pouta, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, Suppl. 1, pp 54-73
Abstract

The focus of this study is a comparison over time between two visitor surveys (1980 and 2003) conducted in northern Sweden. The aim is to analyze possible changes and similarities over time in what attracts hikers to visit protected areas and if the type of visitor has changed. Since comparisons...

Author(s)
Wall-Reinius, S.; Bäck, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, Suppl. 1, pp 38-53

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