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dc.contributor.authorPickering, Catherine Marina
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:48:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:48:34Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-03-23T05:46:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0044-7447
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13280-009-0007-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37638
dc.description.abstractProtected areas represent the major method for conserving biodiversity. However, visitor use can threaten their conservation value. Based on a review of recent research, I have categorized factors that affect the severity of environmental impacts of visitor use. These factors need to be considered or evaluated when assessing visitor use of sites in protected areas. They are: (i) the conservation value of the site, (ii) its resistance to use, (iii) its recovery from use, (iv) its susceptibility to erosion, (v) the severity of direct impacts associated with specific activities, (vi) the severity of indirect impacts, (vii) the amount of use, (viii) the social and (ix) ecological dimensions to the timing of use, and (x) the total area affected. Although the factors may not be of equal importance or necessarily assessed on an equal scale, they allow people to make more informed assessments of potential impacts, assist in identifying where monitoring may be required, and indicate where additional site- or activity-specific research may be appropriate.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeSweden
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom70
dc.relation.ispartofpageto77
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAmbio
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode401199
dc.titleTen Factors that Affect the Severity of Environmental Impacts of Visitors in Protected Areas
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPickering, Catherine M.


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