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This study investigated the impacts of tourism on vegetation and soil on camp sites in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, northern Finland. Altogether, 19 campsites were surveyed to estimate the current condition of campsites and to specify factors affecting the amount of disturbance. Our results...

Author(s)
Kangas, K.; Sulkava, P.; Koivuniemi, P.; Tolvanen, A.; Siikamäki, P.; Norokorpi, Y.
Publisher
Paul Haupt Verlag, Berne, Switzerland
Citation
Forest Snow and Landscape Research, 2007, 81, 1/2, pp 139-150
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The opinions and perceptions of local communities are central issues in the sustainable management of conservation areas. During 2002 and 2003, we studied the opinions of local people about nature conservation and the development of tourism to investigate whether these opinions were influenced by...

Author(s)
Törn, A.; Siikamäki, P.; Tolvanen, A.; Kauppila, P.; Rämet, J.
Publisher
Resilience Alliance, Waterloo, Canada
Citation
Ecology and Society, 2008, 13, 1, pp Art. 8
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National parks have become important tourist attractions and tools for regional development. New international initiatives, such as PAN (Protected Area Network) Parks in Europe, now promote sustainable tourism in protected areas. This paper examines the sociocultural sustainability of tourism...

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.; Sarkki, S.; Cottrell, S. P.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2009, 17, 5, pp 529-549
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The impacts of human-induced disturbance on birds have been studied in growing extent, but there are relatively few studies about the effects of recreation on forest bird communities in protected areas. In this paper, the relative importance of recreation as well as environmental variables on bird...

Author(s)
Kangas, K.; Luoto, M.; Ihantola, A.; Tomppo, E.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Ecological Society of America, Washington, USA
Citation
Ecological Applications, 2010, 20, 6, pp 1775-1786
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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

Increasing pressure to diversify development of national parks emphasizes the need for new and relevant information for park management decisions. In this paper, we use choice experiment to value different tradeoffs that evolved in park development scenarios. Specifically, we examine which kind of...

Author(s)
Juutinen, A.; Mitani, Y.; Mäntymaa, E.; Shoji, Y.; Siikamäki, P.; Svento, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecological Economics, 2011, 70, 6, pp 1231-1239
Abstract

As the awareness of environmental problems caused by tourism has increased, various international initiatives, ecolabels and certification programmes, such as Protected Area Network (PAN) Parks in Europe, have been introduced to promote sustainable tourism. This paper examines nature tourists'...

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2012, 11, 1, pp 56-73
Abstract

Ski resorts are important tourist attractions in boreal and alpine regions. However, land use related to development of such mass tourism may damage ecosystems. We investigated the impact of ski resorts on water quality of lakes near two popular ski resorts in Finland. Furthermore, we examined how ...

Author(s)
Kangas, K.; Vuori, K. M.; Määttä-Juntunen, H.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Boreal Environment Research Publishing Board, Finland
Citation
Boreal Environment Research, 2012, 17, 3/4, pp 313-325
Abstract

This paper positions mixed methods as a complement to traditional qualitative and quantitative research. It provides an example of conducting mixed methods research by analysing the sociocultural sustainability of tourism as perceived by local stakeholders nearby Oulanka National Park in...

Author(s)
Puhakka, R.; Cottrell, S. P.; Siikamäki, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2014, 22, 3, pp 480-505
Abstract

The major part of the attractiveness of Nordic tourism relies on natural resources and features such as the landscape, the flora, the fauna and the four seasons. Lately, it has been predicted that climate change will alter these preconditions of nature-based tourism destinations, which may have...

Author(s)
Lépy, É.; Heikkinen, H. I.; Karjalainen, T. P.; Tervo-Kankare, K.; Kauppila, P.; Suopajärvi, T.; Ponnikas, J.; Siikamäki, P.; Rautio, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 14, 1, pp 41-59

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