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This volume contains the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development that was held in Coimbra (Portugal) in September 2007. ECOSUD offers a unique opportunity and encourages the interdisciplinary communication between scientists, engineers and...

Author(s)
Tiezzi, E.; Marques, J. C.; Brebbia, C. A.; Jørgensen, S. E.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
Ecosystems and sustainable development VI, 2007, pp xvi + 567 pp.
Abstract

As a consequence of the rapid growth of the tourism sector, special emphasis is placed on destinations and tourism products connected to or based on certain physical and environmental factors. However, the negative environmental consequences of tourism are, in many cases, overemphasised to the...

Author(s)
Baros, Z.; Dávid, L.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
Ecosystems and sustainable development VI, 2007, pp 395-404
Abstract

Many studies have shown that a tourist service or product is a blend of ecological, social and economic sub-systems, operable in the area of interest. Carrying capacity assessment has become an indispensable tool for formulating policy and strategies in the tourist industry worldwide. It is well...

Author(s)
Tselentis, B. S.; Prokopiou, D. G.; Bousbouras, D.; Toanoglou, M.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
Ecosystems and sustainable development VI, 2007, pp 375-385
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Tourism activities can generate both positive and negative effects on the conditions of the areas where visiting and fruition activities take place; every form of human use of natural environment causes changes to the environment conditions. Evaluation of carrying capacity of a destination has as a ...

Author(s)
Castellani, V.; Sala, S.; Pitea, D.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
Ecosystems and sustainable development VI, 2007, pp 365-374