B. Member Biographies (under construction)

Robert Aitken:
11 West Craigs Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 8NB, Scotland, U.K.
Tel: +44 131 339 7014, E-mail: bob_aitken@btopenworld.com.

Bob Aitken is a freelance research consultant, lecturer, and writer. He trained at the universities of Glasgow (MA Geography / Economic History 1970) and Aberdeen (PhD on 'Wilderness Areas in Scotland' 1977). He has extensive experience in practical recreation resource management, especially in technical and amenity issues on mountain trails, and has contributed to conferences and workshops in the U.K., Australia, and the European Alps. Bob's main interests now lie in the sustainable management of recreation and tourism in mountain Parks and Protected Areas at both strategic and site levels. He is a Board member of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Authority, a member of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, and a contributor to World Heritage assessments.

Penny Anderson:
Penny Anderson Assoc Ltd. 60 Park Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6SN, UK.
Tel: +44 012 982 70 86, Fax: +44 012 982 37 76, E-mail: penny.anderson@pennyanderson.com Web: http://www.pennyanderson.com

Mrs. Anderson is Managing Director of Penny Anderson Associates Ltd, an Ecological Consultancy, based in the English Peak District. Penny was awarded an Honours degree in Botany and Geography from the University of Southampton, England, and then an MSc in Conservation from University College London, after which she developed her consultancy work. Penny has been involved in recreation/ecology issues in the Peak District National Park for over 20 years. She co-ordinated early research into the effects of disturbance on birds on the blanket bogs and has contributed to many debates on the significance of such disturbance. She has prepared a number of recent reviews of the impacts of various aspects of recreation ecology for English Nature on the effects of recreation on wide aspects of ecology. Penny sees herself as the interpreter and presenter of other people’s research to decision makers and land managers, rather than being involved in much academic research herself.

Angela H. Arthington:
Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan Queensland 4111, Australia.
Tel: +61 7 3735 7403, Fax: +61 7 3735 7615, E-mail: a.arthington@griffith.edu.au.
Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/australian-rivers-institute/staff/professor-angela-arthington

Angela Arthington is Professor of Freshwater Ecology and a program leader in the Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Griffith University. Over the past 20 years Angela has built up a team of ecologists working on the ecology and management of lakes, wetlands and rivers. Angela has worked extensively on the ecology of dune lakes and on the ecology and conservation of native and alien freshwater fish in these dystrophic wetland systems, and the impacts of recreation, particularly motorized boating. She is also keenly interested in river management, especially the allocation and monitoring of environmental flows, and has pioneered an ecosystem approach to water allocation for the environment. These research programs are funded principally by the Australian Cooperative Research Centres program, via the eWater Rainforest Ecology and Management, and Sustainable Tourism CRCs. Angela is an experienced consultant and speaker on aquatic ecosystem management and conservation.

Meryem Atik
University of Akdeniz, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Architecture, 07070 Antalya-Turkey.
Tel: +90 242 310 65 63, Fax: +90 242 227 45, E-mail: meryematik@akdeniz.edu.tr.
Web: http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/ziraat/bolumler/peyzaj/atik.htm

Meryem Atik is a landscape architect and a full time lecturer at the University of Akdeniz. Her specialty is focused on landscape planning and impacts of tourism on the environment. She has been different subjects on recreation planning and management, tourism planning, cultural landscape studies, planting design and natural vegetation. Recently she has been running a research project on indicating impacts of recreational activities on vegetation and soil in Olympos Beydağları National Park in Antalya and visitor monitoring.

Aram Attarian
Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, 4012C Jordan Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-8004, USA.
Tel: +1 919 515 3709, Fax: 515-3687, E-mail: aram_attarian@ncsu.edu
Web: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/prtm/faculty/attarian.php

Mark Ballantyne
Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia.
E-mail: m.ballantyne@griffith.edu.au

Mark Ballantyne has a BSc (Hons) in Ecology from Lancaster University, UK and now works as a doctoral student at Griffith University, Australia. His current studies focus on the ecological impacts of fragmentation by tourist and recreational trails, with study sites in some of Australia's most threatened plant communities. The work incorporates methodologies from recreation ecology with those from landscape fragmentation theory using a GIS-based approach. He has 5 years of experience working for conservation groups in the UK and has a profound interest in managing protected areas for the benefit of both people and biodiversity. His research on rare and threatened plants and plant communities has so far produced 2 peer-reviewed publications.

Agustina Barros
Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia.
Tel: +61 7 5552 8140, Mobile: +61 4 0640 5441, E-mail: a.barros@griffith.edu.au

Agustina Barros has a Bachelor in Science Degree in Environmental Management and a Masters in Science Degree in Wildlife Management. She is currently doing her doctoral studies on the field of recreation ecology in Griffith University in Australia, focusing her research on ecological impacts from tourism in Aconcagua Provincial Park, in the dry Andes of Argentina. Her interest in recreation ecology started during her master’s studies, where she assessed trampling and camping impacts on vegetation and soils in Aconcagua Park. She has 8 publications in non peer reviewed journals and 2 publications in peer reviewed journals. She has worked in alpine environments for 11 years conducting research, and in the development of management plans for mountain protected areas.

Ellen Kathrine Bludd
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway.
Tel: +47 776 463 92, E-mail: ellen.kathrine.bludd@uit.no.

Ellen is currently working on a PhD in Biology at the University of Tromsø. Her research is focused on management strategies as a means to reduce ecological impacts of recreation and local use in protected areas. Her project encompasses 12 different protected areas in Norway with varying levels of regulation and infrastructure. Ellen has a master’s degree in Biology on the impact of tourism on vegetation in Spitsbergen, Norway. Also, she has a bachelor in Natural Resource Science from Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

Ralf Buckley
International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University, PMB 50 Gold Coast, Qld 9726, Australia.
Tel: +61 7 5552 8677, Fax: 5552-8895, E-mail: r.buckley@griffith.edu.au.
Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/international-centre-ecotourism-research/staff/professor-ralf-buckley

Ralf Buckley is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Ecotourism Research at Griffith University, Australia. He is a university ecologist with extensive previous corporate experience. His main interests are in the scientific measurement and management of environmental impacts worldwide, especially for outdoor tourism and recreation; and in strategies and mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, especially the role of tourism and recreation. He has published 10 books and over 200 journal articles, and is a member of various international advisory boards related to conservation and tourism. His recent edited book, titled Environmental Impacts of Ecotourism (2004), was contributed by all founding RERN members and other recreation ecology researchers.

Kaitlin Burroughs
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7106, USA.
E-mail: kburrou@ncsu.edu

Kaitlin Burroughs has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is currently working hard towards a Masters in Science degree in Natural Resources from North Carolina State University as well as a graduate certificate in Geospatial Information Science. Her current research interests lie in trail science and natural resource management. Her interest in recreation ecology grew from multiple years of experience on trail crews (building and maintaining), natural resource crews (endangered species research, prescribed burning, invasive species removal, etc), and a general love of the outdoors. She has worked and played in many states across the United States.

Kerri Cahill
National Park Service, Denver Service Center, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225, USA.
Tel: +1 303 969 2261, Email: kerri_cahill@nps.gov.

Kerri Cahill is currently a visitor use planner for the National Park Service, Denver Service Center in Denver, Colorado. She has degrees in environmental policy (University of Miami, B.A.), urban and regional planning, specializing in natural resource planning (Florida State University, M.S.P.) and natural resource recreation management (Virginia Tech, Ph.D.). Her primary responsibilities for the National Park Service include facilitating visitor use management planning efforts for a variety of national parks around the country. She has participated in the review and revision of NPS planning guidelines for visitor use and capacity planning. She also advises on research projects related to visitor impacts, visitor capacity indicators and standards, and visitor use management strategies.

Michael Campbell
Department of Recreation Management, 112 Frank Kennedy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Manitoba, R3T-2N2.
Tel: +1 204 474 8514, Fax: +1 204 474 7634, Email: Michael_Campbell@umanitoba.ca.
Web: http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/physed/research/people/campbell.shtml

Michael Campbell is an Associate Professor of Recreation Management and cross appointed to Clayton R. Riddell faculty of Earth, Environment and Resources at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He has degrees in geography (B.A. and M.A., University of Manitoba) and Environmental Studies (PhD, University of Waterloo). His dissertation research focused upon the application of the earth sciences in the planning and management of National Parks. His research has focused primarily upon human impacts in parks and protected areas and the human dimensions of wildlife. Most recently he has been involved in the development of an ecosite classification of the province to define recreation habitats suitability indices. He has developed backcountry-monitoring programs for several parks and continues to assess monitoring techniques for application in a variety of park environments. Through his involvement with the Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, which he co-founded, he works to strengthen the relationship between researchers and practitioners and ensure that the park management is based upon sound research.

David N. Cole
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, 790 East Beckwith, Missoula, MT 59801, USA.
Tel: +1 406 542 4199, Fax: +1 406 542 4196, E-mail: dcole@fs.fed.us

David Cole has degrees in geography from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1972) and University of Oregon (Ph.D., 1977). Before his retirement, he served as a Research Geographer with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute in Missoula, MT, an institution overseen by the research branch of the United States’ Forest Service. He has been doing research in recreation ecology since 1974. In 1978, he began work with the Forest Service studying the ecological impacts of recreation in wilderness areas. He has also worked with the United States’ National Park Service and the National Outdoor Leadership School. His empirical work has been on impacts to vegetation and soil, particularly from trampling, on campsites and on trails. He has also worked to develop monitoring procedures, to synthesize recreation ecology research and to identify consistent relationships and findings that might provide a conceptual foundation for the field. The goal of his research remains management application to improve stewardship of protected areas, particularly wilderness.

Gillian Dalrymple
Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Room 501, East Quadrangle, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK.
Email: gdalrymple@ges.gla.ac.uk.
Web: http://www.ges.gla.ac.uk:443/postgraduates/gdalrymple

Gillian Dalrymple has a M.A. (Hons.) Geography degree from the University of Glasgow and is currently completing work on her PhD (University of Glasgow, departments of Geography, Biology and Economics). Her research interests are resource management and the social and ecological impacts of outdoor recreation. Gillian's work seeks to analyse and synthesise both visitor perception of the environment and recreation, and the actual capacity of the environment to meet visitor demands. Gillian is particularly interested in the Loch Lomond area, and her PhD research uses the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (Scotland) as a case study.

Gordon Dickinson
Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K.
Tel: +44 141 330 4785, Fax: +44 141 330 4894, E-mail: gdickinson@ges.gla.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ges.gla.ac.uk:443/staff/gdickinson

Gordon Dickinson has Bsc. (Hons), 1967 and Ph.D. (1974) degrees in geography from the University of Glasgow. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences in the University of Glasgow. His current research interests relate to the assessment of recreational impacts on water bodies and their shores. These include large lakes and rivers in U.K., continental Europe and South America. Impact studies have been focussed on input into resource management systems, and their interface with biological conservation. An underpinning to this work has been efforts to understand better the way in which different categories of recreationists interact, and how this is a crucial dimension of recreation management.

Tracey Dickson
Centre for Tourism Research, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
E-mail: Tracey.Dickson@canberra.edu.au
Web: http://www.canberra.edu.au/centres/tourism-research

Tracey Dickson is affiliated with the Centre for Tourism Research at University of Canberra. She works on visitor behavior, demographics etc - the social side of the issue. She has recently published a report looking at visitor attitudes etc on the summit of Mt. Koscisuzko.

Grant Dixon
Track Monitoring Officer, Parks and Wildlife Service, GPO Box 1751, Hobart, 7004 Tasmania, Australia.
Tel: +61 3 6233 2705, Fax: +61 3 6223 8308, E-mail: grant.dixon@parks.tas.gov.au.
Web: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/

Grant Dixon trained as an earth scientist and has worked on a wide variety of recreation management and nature conservation projects with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service since the late 1980s. He developed and maintains an extensive backcountry recreational impact monitoring system which has been operating since 1994. Grant is active in a range of outdoor recreational activities and has visited many mountain and polar areas in pursuit of his climbing, skiing or trekking interests.

Helen Farrell
Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, U.K.
E-mail: hfarrell@lincoln.ac.uk
Web: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/lbs/staff/1915.asp

Helen lectures on tourism at the University of Lincoln, specializing in rural and outdoor tourism, sustainability and environmental management. Her PhD studies in Dublin were on the use of GIS and community participation in trail management in Ireland. Her current research and consultancy work focuses mainly on rural tourism and outdoor activity.

Tracy A. Farrell
Conservation International, Programs and Sciences, Suite 600, 1919 M st. NW, Washington DC, 20036, USA.
Tel: +1 202 912 1588, Mobil: +1 202 912 1588, E-mail: t.farrell@conservation.org.
Web: http://www.conservation.org/

Tracy A. Farrell is the Director of Strategic Projects in Programs and Sciences for Conservation International. She is responsible for developing and implementing institutional strategic goals and objectives; enhancing programmatic technical support and performance, and ensuring that research and programmatic directives from the executive management team are operationalized and implemented across a wide variety of issues relating to biodiversity conservation. Formerly, she was the Academic Dean for the School for Field Studies, managing environmental problem-solving research and teaching programs for six field stations and campuses across the globe. Her primary interests are in leading projects and developing tools and research agendas in the areas of biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, ecotourism, and protected area management. Her publications in the past have focused primarily on ecotourism and visitor impacts on protected areas and recreation ecology. She is now interested in linking these areas of work to larger conservation priorities such as establishing payment mechanisms for ecosystem services, and developing rapid assessment systems to evaluate tourism impacts in key biodiversity areas.

Joseph P. Flood
Benedict College, South Carolina, USA

Joseph Flood received a Master’s Degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies, and a Ph.D. in Outdoor Recreation from the University of Minnesota. His primary interests are in the field of recreation ecology, campsite and trail restoration, wilderness/ forest planning, developing wilderness monitoring/ planning protocols and strategies, wilderness management/ training specialist (twenty years of experience in LAC - stakeholder participation), wilderness education, environmental education, applying GIS technologies to wilderness resource management, and conflict management in natural resource settings. He has been directly involved in managing recreation visitors and park resources in state parks, national parks and national forests for twenty-five years. He also worked with the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center for three years specializing in organizing and instructing campsite and trail restoration training sessions for recreation managers from the NPS, USFS, USF&WS and BLM. He worked as a state park ranger in Michigan, backcountry ranger in Glacier National Park, and nearly twenty years managing a 75,000 acre national forest wilderness area in northwestern Montana.

Pamela E. Foti
Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Box 15016, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA.
Tel: +1 928 523 6196, Fax: +1 928 523 1080, E-mail: Pam.Foti@nau.edu
Web: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~pef2/

Pam Foti is a Professor in the Parks and Recreation Management program at Northern Arizona University. Her degrees are in Land Resource Management (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. 1987), Wildland Recreation (Univ. of Nevada-Reno, M.S. 1977), and Parks and Recreation Administration (The Ohio State Univ., B.S. 1975). Her work focuses on developing and implementing recreation impact inventory and monitoring systems for a variety of recreation activities in the southwest United States for, primarily, federal land management agencies. She is also involved in research related to approaches and techniques for recreation impact inventory and monitoring systems.

Christopher Gathe
Christopher Garthe, Institute of Environmental Planning, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Herrenhäuser Str. 2, 30419 Hannover, Germany.
Tel: +49 30 7700 8019, E-mail: christopher.garthe@gmx.de

Christopher Garthe received his Masters degree in Geography, Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Currently he is working on his PhD at the Institute of Environmental Planning at Leibriz. His areas of research comprise carrying capacity analysis, visitor limitation, visitor management frameworks, camping impacts and recreational impacts in beech forests

Sinéad O’Connor Gotra
Dublin Institute of Technology, Faculty of the Built Environment, Department of Planning and Environmental Management, Bolton Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tel: +353-86-3627482, Fax: +353-1-402-3699, E-mail: sinead.oconnor@dit.ie

Sinéad lectures on ecology and biology at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Research work on her PhD was on the concept, formation and practice of sustainable trail management. Her research and consultancy work has involved an examination of sustainability issues in a range of recreation management settings in Ireland, North America, South America and South Africa. Her work has led to the development of a network of contacts with expertise in the area of sustainable trails management. Most recently, she was a key facilitator of a sustainable management vision for the National Waymarked Ways of Ireland and the introduction of sustainable trail management guidelines. She also was appointed as a development officer in the launch of the first ever Countryside Recreation Council in Ireland, whose aim is to develop sustainable recreational use of the Irish landscape.

Wade L Hadwen
Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan Queensland 4111, Australia.
Tel: +61 7 3735 3987; Fax: +61 7 3735 7615, E-mail: w.hadwen@griffth.edu.au.
Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/australian-rivers-institute/staff/dr-wade-hadwen

Dr Wade Hadwen is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Riverine Landscapes at Griffith University. His research focuses on the assessment of ecosystem responses to disturbances, principally in the form of visitor activities in pristine aquatic environments. Specifically, Wade has investigated the impacts of tourism on dune lakes in the Fraser Island World Heritage Area using visitor surveys, water quality, algal productivity, food web assessments and manipulative experiments to investigate ecological responses to visitor-mediated nutrient inputs. Wade is currently coordinating a project for the Commonwealth Government funded Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) that aims to develop indicators that will facilitate the detection of visitor impacts in and around aquatic ecosystems within protected areas.

Troy Hall
Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.
E-mail: Troy.Hall@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://fes.forestry.oregonstate.edu/faculty/hall-troy

Pamela Harmon-Price
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, P.O. Box 15155, City East QLD 4002, Australia.
Tel: +61 7 3227 7710; Fax: +61 7 3227 7676, E-mail: Pamela.HarmonPrice@epa.qld.gov.au
Web: http://www.epa.qld.gov.au

Pamela has been involved in conservation and recreation management in Queensland, Australia for 30 years. (Queensland, the most biodiverse state in Australia, has five World Heritage properties including the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island.). Her specialist expertise lies in heritage interpretation and she has won two national awards for her contribution to environmental interpretation in Australia. Pamela currently works in visitor management in the Environmental Protection Agency. Her cutting-edge project is determining carrying capacity for tourism sites based on a new methodology developed in Queensland. She is also lecturing part-time in interpretation at the University of Queensland.

Tessa Hegetschweiler
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Economics and Social Sciences Research Unit, Social Sciences in Landscape Research Group, Zuercherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 44 739 28 66, Email: Tessa.Hegetschweiler@wsl.ch Web: www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/hegetsch/index_EN

Tessa Hegetschweiler received a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, i.e. Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule) and completed her PhD in the field of recreation ecology at the University of Basel in 2008. She is currently working as a Postdoc at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL on projects dealing with forest visitor behaviour and forest characteristics as well as social values of urban forests.

James Higham
Department of Tourism, School of Business, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Tel: +64 3 479 8500; Email: jhigham@business.otago.ac.nz
Web: http://www.business.otago.ac.nz/tourism/staff/higham.html

James Higham is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago (New Zealand). His research interests focus on tourism, recreation and wilderness management, ecotourism and wildlife management and tourism, recreation and climate change. His recent journal publications focus on the analysis of human dimensions of wildlife experiences based on viewing platforms, and the management of marine mammal based tourism through the definition of critical habitats. His recent book publication projects include a co-edited book titled Tourism, recreation and climate change: International perspective (Clevedon: Channel View Publications) published in 2005.

Chi-Yung Jim
Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China.
Tel: +852 2859 7020, Fax: +852 2559 8994, E-mail: hragjcy@hkucc.hku.hk
Web: http://geog.hku.hk/staff/jim.htm

Min-Kook Kim
Natural Resources and Recreation Management Program, Dept. of Integrated Science and Technology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755, USA.
Tel: +1 304 696 3748, E-mail: kimm@marshall.edu
Web: http://www.marshall.edu/isat/nrrm/faculty.asp

Min-Kook Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology and Program Coordinator for the Natural Resources and Recreation Management Program at Marshall University. He hold a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Maine. His research interests include 1) park/protected area management focusing on visitor-induced impact analysis and 2) land use and cover change analysis based on GIS and remote sensing technology.

Yu-Fai Leung
Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 7106, 5107 Jordan Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-7106, USA.
Tel: +1 919 513 3489, Fax: +1 919 515 3439, E-mail: Leung@ncsu.edu
Web: http://go.ncsu.edu/leung

Yu-Fai Leung is a professor in the Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University. His primary interests focus on recreation ecology and sustainable visitor management in protected areas. His current research supports the development of visitor impact indicators and monitoring protocols for national parks and examines the spatial dimension of impacts. He is also interested in visitor education (esp. Leave No Trace program), applications of geospatial technologies, ecotourism management, and comparative study of adaptive impact management in protected areas. Yu-Fai has two degrees in geography from Hong Kong and received his Ph.D. in forestry (natural resource recreation) from Virginia Tech. He is a member of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

Jim Littlemore
School of Land & Environment, Moulton College, West Street, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7RR, U.K.
Tel: +44 01604 491131, Fax: +44 01604-491127, Email: JamesL@moulton.ac.uk
Web: http://www.moulton.ac.uk/research-staff-james-littlemore.asp

Dr Jim Littlemore is a Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation at Moulton College in Northamptonshire, having taught previously at the University of Warwick, UK. He is also a practicing freelance ecological consultant with extensive practical experience in countryside management, and enjoys teaching the principles of wildlife management, ecology, GIS and countryside recreation and interpretation to students at Moulton College and the University of Northampton. Jim’s research has principally focused on the impact of recreation on Britain’s woodland and forests, particularly in urban settings. Having evaluated the impact of recreation on fragile ecosystems, Jim is now supervising postgraduate research that seeks to provide guidance on practical management strategies to help balance the demands of recreation with the need for conservation in the lowland farmed landscapes of Britain. He is always happy to hear from that very rare breed indeed – the recreation ecologist!

Chi-Chuan Lue
Professor, Department of Sport and Leisure Studies, National Dong Hwa University, No. 1, Sec. 2, Da Hsuch Rd., Shenfeng, Hualien 97401, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: +886 3 863 5620l, Fax: +886 3 863 5621 E-mail: cclue@mail.ndhu.edu.tw
Web: http://www.trm.ndhu.edu.tw/english.html

Teresa Cristina Magro
Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo, 13418-900, Piracicaba-SP, Brazil.
Tel: +55 19 3436 8650, Fax: +55 19 3436 8601, E-mail: tecmagro@esalq.usp.br
Web: http://sistemas.usp.br:8080/atena/atnCurriculoLattesMostrar?codpes=2917121

Teresa Cristina Magro is a Professor at Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo. She got her degree in Forestry in 1983, a Master Degree in 1987 and the PhD Title in 1999. She is working on teaching and researching on Wilderness and Protected Areas Management, with more experience in south of Brazil. She works with undergraduate and graduate students, Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies and rural communities. She is very enthusiastic about the Protect Areas Management and during the field works she is always in a close contact with park staff in order to identify the main problems to focus the research her group will develop on monitoring ecological and social impacts of recreation and other uses in protected areas, including biological research. Often the Brazilian Ministry of Environment and State Governmental Institutions requests her research group for advice on new policies related aspects on recreational use of protected areas. Now she is starting a new research field, working with the impacts of tourism on two Ashaninka Communities in Peru.

Jeffrey Marion
USDI, U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Virginia Tech Field Unit, Virginia Tech/Dept. of Forestry, 304 Cheatham Hall (0324), Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA.
Tel: +1 540 231 6603, Fax: +1 540 231 3698, E-mail: jmarion@vt.edu
Web: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/marion.htm

Jeff Marion is a Research Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, stationed at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. His degrees are in Biology (Wittenburg Univ., B.A., 1979) and Recreation Resource Management (Univ. of Minnesota, M.S., 1981; Ph.D., 1984). He has been conducting recreation ecology research since his graduate work with a focus on the impacts of camping and hiking on vegetation and soils. Most of his work has been conducted in U.S. National Parks, with some studies in U.S. Forest Service wilderness and in several Central and South American countries. His work has focused on the development of impact assessment methods, relational analyses to understand the degradation process, carrying capacity decision making, and development of Best Management practices for avoiding or minimizing recreation impacts. He is also active in impact management consulting and in guidance of the Leave No Trace program (http://www.LNT.org).

Geraldo Majela Moraes Salvio
Núcleo de Ciências e Tecnologias Ambientais, Instituto Federal do Sudeste de Minas Gerais - Campus Barbacena, Brazil
Tel: +55 32 3051 3822; E-mail: geraldo.majela@ifsudestemf.edu.br; FACEBOOK: Majela Salvio

Prof. Dr. Majela is a biologist and environmentalist. Master in Biological Sciences - Behavior and Animal Ecology and Doctor in Forestry Engineering. Leader of the Research Group and coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Planning and Management of Protected Natural Areas (IFSUDESTEMG – BRAZIL). Professor and researcher in Ecology and Conservation Biology In IFSUDESTEMG (BRAZIL). Member of the Society for Conservation Biology. I´m the founder and current National President of the NGO Grupo Brasil Verde. Author of the book "Natural Protected Areas and Socioeconomic Indicators: the challenge of conservation of nature " published in 2017. In 2016, received the "Governor Enrique Tomás Cresto" award granted by the Senate of Argentina for the distinction as leader for development in Latin America.

Melissa McCormick
New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Drive, Grantsville, MD 21536, USA.
Tel: +1 301 895 5453, Fax: +1 301 895 3953, E-mail: mmccormick@dnr.state.md.us

Melissa McCormick holds a Master's degree from Virginia Tech, and is currently working as Park Services Associate for the Maryland Park Service. As a student, her research involved social science studies related to camping impact management and the Leave No Trace program. In her current role, she experiences the challenges of managing a park with four-season recreational opportunities from cross-country skiing to swimming. She also has some opportunities to observe the effects of motorized recreation in the adjacent state forest lands. She believes her first hand experiences with year round trail maintenance and monitoring, visitor interactions, and general park management will be an asset to the RERN.

Anna Miller
400 N. 34th St., Suite 201, Seattle WA 98103, USA.

Tel: +1 206-732-7806; E-mail: annamiller@fs.fed.us; anna.b.miller@gmail.com

Anna Miller is a post-doctoral research fellow in US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Luis Monteiro
Pruhonice Park Management Department. Zámek 1252 43 Průhonice, Czech Republic.
Tel: +420 271 0150 297, Email: luis.n.monteiro@ibot.cas.cz
Web: http://www.parkpruhonice.cz/index.php?p=index&site=en

Luis Monteiro has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon and is currently working on his PhD (Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Applied and Landscape Ecology). At the moment he is working in the management department of Pruhonice Park which belongs to Institute of Botany ASCR and cooperating with the e-GEO, Research Center for Geography and Regional Planning in Lisbon.
His research interests are related to Parks and Protected Ares, Monitoring and Management of Visitors (tourism and recreation) and recreational impacts in World Heritage Sites, and Natural Resource Planning.

Christopher Monz
Department of Environment and Society, 5215 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5215, USA.
Tel: +1 435 797 2544, Fax: +1 435 797 4048, E-mail: chris.monz@usu.edu
Web: http://www.cnr.usu.edu/htm/facstaff/memberID=880

Chris Monz is a Professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University in Logan, UT. Chris joined Utah State in 2007, having previously been an assistant professor at St. Lawrence University, the Academic Dean of Sterling College in Vermont and a research scientist for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming. He holds a Ph.D. Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and an MS in ecology and BA in biology. He teaches courses in outdoor recreation, public lands, ecotourism and environmental education. His current research interests include the assessment and management of human impacts to parks with a particular focus on backcountry visitor use in Alaska and shoreline use on the Atlantic coast. Chris is an active mountaineer, runner and skier and has worked as a naturalist, ranger, and climbing instructor. At every available opportunity he can be found in the outdoors with his wife Wyatt and son Jackson.

Michael Naber
Geosciences Program, H25, School of Science, Penn State Erie - The Behrend College, Station Road, Erie, PA 16563-0203, USA.
Tel: +1 814 898 6298, Fax: +1 814 898 6213, E-mail: mdn10@psu.edu

Mike Naber is a lecturer of geosciences in School of Science at Penn State Erie - Behrend College. His primary interest is in the application of geospatial technologies and spatial analysis in protected area management, especially on the issues of visitor and resource management. Mike received his MS degree in geography from the University of Akron and his Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.

Sanjay K. Nepal
Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Canada.
E-mail: snepal@uwaterloo.ca
Web: https://uwaterloo.ca/geography-environmental-management/people-profiles/sanjay-nepal

Todd Newburger
Visitor Use and Impact Monitoring Program, Resources Management and Science Division, Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Tel: +1 209 379 1434, Fax: +1 209 379 1131, E-mail: todd_newburger@nps.gov

Peter Newman
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Web: http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/rptm/directory/Bio.aspx?id=PeterNewman

David Newsome
Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia.
Tel: +08 9360 2614, Fax: +08 9360 6787, E-mail: D.Newsome@murdoch.edu.au
Web: http://www.environment.murdoch.edu.au/share/staff/personal/8259.html

David Newsome is a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University , Perth, Western Australia . David holds degrees in botany, soil science and geomorphology. His principal research interests are geotourism, human-wildlife interactions and the biophysical impacts of recreation and tourism. David’s research and teaching, and the activities of his research group, focus on the sustainable use of landscapes and the assessment and management of recreational activity in protected areas. David is the lead author of the recently published books Natural Area Tourism: ecology, impacts and management and Wildlife Tourism and co-editor of Geotourism a book which lays the foundation for the emergence of geotourism as a distinct discipline within the area of natural area tourism.

Claudia Ollenburg
Bond University
Web: http://works.bepress.com/claudia_ollenburg/

Claudia Ollenburg is an assistant professor at Bond University. Her areas of research are in ecotourism, nature-based tourism, rural tourism, equestrian tourism and outdoor recreation. She is an agricultural economist and has been extensively studied family businesses in the farm tourism sector. Her current research focuses on strategies and mechanisms for biodiversity conservation on private land, especially the role of tourism and recreation. She also has a strong interest in protected area management in developing countries in Central Asia and Russia.

Logan O. Park
Department of Forestry (4411), Southern Illinois University, 1205 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA.
Tel: +1 618 453 7476, Fax: +1 618 453 7475, E-mail: logan.park@siu.edu
Web: http://coas.siu.edu/default2.asp?active_page_id=1519

Logan Park is an Assistant Professor of Forest Recreation and Park Management in the Forestry Department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale . There he provides research consultation expertise, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and extension service. He has completed degrees in Environmental Chemistry (B.S., Furman University ), in Natural Resources Planning - recreation management (M.S., The University of Vermont) and in Forestry - interdisciplinary studies in the sociology and ecology of outdoor recreation (Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ). While completing his doctoral studies, Logan was awarded a Burruss Fellowship. His thesis and dissertation research focused on characterizing, managing, and preventing recreation-related impacts to resources in a broad variety of protected area settings. His current research interests include mechanisms of impacts to soundscapes, cultural resources, soils, vegetation, water, and wildlife; computer simulation modeling of protected area planning measures; practical indicators, standards, and monitoring methods development; and integrated management approaches to preventing/mitigating resource impacts and protecting visitor experiences.

David Pettebone
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.
E-mail: David_Pettebone@nps.gov

Catherine Pickering
Griffith School of Environment and Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith University.
E-mail: c.pickering@griffith.edu.au
Web: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/griffith-school-environment/staff/associate-professor-catherine-pickering

Dr. Catherine Pickering is a professor in Griffith School of Environment and Environmental Futures Centre at Griffith University, Australia. She leads the successful Mountain Tourism subprogram for the Sustainable Tourism CRC: an interdisciplinary research team that examined issues in the sustainability of mountain tourism. Currently she is leading an interdisciplinary-multi University research team examining indicators of tourism impacts in protected areas. She has published extensively in the fields of tourism, protected areas and plant ecology, with a particularly focus on mountain ecosystems.

Scott Reid
Open Space and Trails Planner, PO Box 168, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA.
Tel: +1 970 547 3155, Fax: +1 970 547 3132, E-mail: scottr@townofbreckenridge.com

Scott Reid is an Open Space and Trails Planner for the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado . He oversees the trails-based planning for the town’s open space program located in the Central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Scott formerly worked as a Resource Specialist for the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program in Summit County, Colorado. He also served as the Education Director for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, after several years of trip guiding and ski patrolling. Scott holds a M.S. Degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA and a B.A. Degree in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. His graduate research included the assessment of the efficacy of management strategies at reducing campsite impacts in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. He also performed a comparative evaluation of campfire policies and their effects over seven protected areas.

Sebastian Rossi
Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith school of Environment, Griffith University. Queensland, Australia.
Tel: +61 07 5552 8463, Mobile: +61 04 0452 9877, E-mail: s.rossi@griffith.edu.au

Sebastian Dario Rossi holds a Bachelor Degree in Tourism and a Technical Degree in Nature Conservation and Protected Areas and a PhD in the field of Environmental Geography from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. The focus of his research is in people interactions in protected areas, their attitudes and perceptions about the impacts caused by different activities in peri urban national parks. He has worked for protected areas in Argentina for 4 years, as a Park Ranger, coordinating the visitor centre and developing the management plan for visitor use in Aconcagua Provincial Park. Sebastian was engaged as a researcher at the Griffith University, Ecotourism Research Centre, for 6 months in 2009-2010. More recently he has worked as a Natural Resource Officer for the Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland, where he conducted a project looking at the attitudes of visitors and local communities about the different uses of multiple-use trails in protected areas.

Philip Seddon
Department of Zoology, University of Otago, P. O. Box 56 Dunedin, New Zealand.
Tel: +64 3 479 7029, Fax: +64 3 479 7584, E-mail: philip.seddon@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otago.ac.nz/zoology/staff/academic/seddon.html

Philip Seddon is a Senior Lecturer in Zoology and Director of the Postgraduate Wildlife Management Programme at Otago University, New Zealand where he has been based since 2001. Between 1991 and 2000 he worked in the Middle East, contributing to a strategy for sustainable nature-based tourism in wildlife protected areas for Saudi Arabia's National Commission for Wildlife Conservation. Current research interests include assessment of the impacts of human disturbance on New Zealand's coastal wildlife, especially the endemic yellow-eyed penguin, but also the restoration of endangered species and the spatial ecology of introduced pest species. Philip has a BSc Honours and PhD in Zoology from Otago University, and an MSc in Protected Landscape Management from the University of Wales . He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas' Tourism Task Force and of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Reintroduction Specialist Group.

Pirkko Siikamäki
Oulanka Research Station, University of Oulu, Liikasenvaarantie 134, FIN-93999 Kuusamo, Finland.
Tel: +358 8 8515212, Mobile: +358 40 8275457, E-mail: pirkko.siikamaki@oulu.fi
Web: http://cc.oulu.fi/~psiikama/

Dr Pirkko Siikamäki is the director of the Oulanka Research Station at the University of Oulu. Her degrees are in Biological and Environmental Science (Univ. of Jyväskylä, M.S., 1991; Ph.D., 1995), and she holds a docentship at the Univ of Jyväskylä. She is leading a multidisciplinary research group studying the socio-ecological sustainability of nature-based tourism in northern areas. Her current research interests are in the conservation biology of plants and on the impacts of nature-based tourism on northern areas in Finland, in particularly on protected areas. She is also interested in research related to indicators and practical tools for inventory, planning and monitoring systems of long-term impacts of tourism. She has published extensively in the fields of conservation biology, nature tourism, and evolutionary ecology. She is a member in the research network of the PAN (Protected Area Network) Parks certification system that aims in outstanding nature conservation and tourism on a European level.

Amanda Smith
17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington WA 6151, Australia / Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983, Australia.
Tel: +61 8 9334 0225, Fax: +61 8 9334 0221, E-mail: Amanda.Smith@dec.wa.gov.au

Dr. Smith is currently a Social Science Coordinator & Social Research Unit Leader, Department of Environment and Conservation, Perth, Western Australia. Her research interests include the environmental and social impacts of tourism and recreation in protected areas; campsite impact monitoring; natural area tourism; wildlife tourism; and minimizing visitor impacts through resource and visitor management techniques. Over the last few years Dr. Smith has been furthering her experience as a researcher working in the fields of recreation ecology, visitor management including the review of user-pays systems, sustainable tourism and natural area management at Murdoch University and Curtin University. Her research conducted for her doctorate (Murdoch), completed in 2003, contributes to the current understanding of recreation impacts, both social and biophysical, in temperate eucalypt forests and improves procedures in impact assessment. It also provided a means for the first time, of objectively monitoring designated, developed campsites where it is inappropriate to judge impacts against an undisturbed control.

Leide Yassuco Takahashi
Department of Agronomy, Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Av. Colombo, 5790, CEP 87.020-900, Maringa – PR, Brazil.
Tel: + 55 44 3261 4407 ext. 33, E-mail: ladi@uem.br
Web: http://www.uem.br or http://www.fundacaoboticario.org.br

Leide is an Associate Professor in the Maringa State University, Brazil. She graduated in Forestry Engineering in Federal University of Parana and got her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees working with ecological and social impacts of recreation in Protected Areas. In the last few years, she has participated as main coordinator or member in management plans of several State or National Parks in Brazil. At present, she works on the planning of protected areas, more specifically, studying the ecological and social impacts indicators of ecotourism; public use programs and nature conservation personnel training, both in university and in O Boticario Foundation (NGO). She is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN-Br; and representative of the scientific community in the southern region on the National Council for the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve.

Daniela Custódio Talora
Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo, 13418-900, Piracicaba-SP, Brazil.
Tel: +55 19 3436 8642, Fax: +55 19 3436 8601, E-mail: talora@carpa.ciagri.usp.br

Daniela Custódio Talora is a biologist with master degree on botany and is finishing her PHD on Forest Resources Conservation. She is a Professor at Department of Forest Science, University of São Paulo, researching on Natural Protected Areas. The aim of her studies is to understand the impacts of public use on Protected Areas and to try to minimize their effects. Her last works are on trampling impacts over dune vegetation in a Brazilian State Park.

Eick von Ruschkowski
Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) e.V., Nature Conservation and Environmental Policy. E-mail: eick.vonruschkowski@nabu.de
Web: http://nabu.academia.edu/EickvonRuschkowski

Andrej Verlič
Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia.
E-mail: andrej.verlic@gozdis.si;
Web: http://www.gozdis.si/

Andrej is a research assistant at Slovenian Forestry Institute. His background is forestry. He has studied factors of quality and safety of recreation in urban forest in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection, University of Ljubljana. His fields of research are connected to urban forestry: recreation, governance, legislation, power relations, environment protection, environment perception, nature conservation… He has been active in COST Action FP1204: Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests, LIFE+ project EMoNFUr - Establishing a monitoring network to assess lowland forest and urban plantation in Lombardy and urban forest in Slovenia (Technical Coordinator for Slovenia) and National Coordinator of YPEF - Young People in European Forests contest. He is the coordinator of the 2016 European Forum on Urban Forestry conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Chelsey Walden-Schreiner
Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, Box 8004, 4008 Biltmore Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-8004, USA.
Tel: +1 919 515 3434, E-mail: cawalden@ncsu.edu Web: https://cnr.ncsu.edu/directory/chelsey-walden-schreiner/

Chelsey is a research associate in the Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Management. She received her PhD in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University in 2017. Her primary interests include sustainable visitor use management, monitoring techniques in protected natural areas, and visitor education and communication.

Teiji Watanabe
Group of Geoecological Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, N-10, W-5, Sapporo, 060-0810, Japan.
Tel: +81 11 706 2213, Fax: +81 11 706 2213, E-mail: twata@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Web: http://homepage.mac.com/teiwata/index-e.html

Teiji Watanabe is an associate professor in the Group of Geoecological Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Japan. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Davis. His major focus is on the human impacts to soil/ vegetation on trails/campsites; he has monitoring trail erosion in Daisetsuzan National Park since 1991. His other interests are in mountain ecotourism, sustainable use and management of natural resources in mountain protected areas, and biodiversity conservation and geodiversity conservation. His research areas cover the mountains of Japan, Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir, and Alps. He has been working for the Ministry of Environment to improve trail management in mountain national parks of Japan. He is a member of IUCN World Committee on Protected Areas and of advisory boards of environment- related journals.

Dilya Woodard
Turan University, Chaikina str. 12a, Almaty, 050020, Kazakhstan.
Tel: +7 777 203 25 74, E-mail: dilya_woodward@mail.ru

Dr Dilya Woodward is a senior lecturer at Turan University in Kazakhstan. Her research focus is on tourism impact in protected areas. She studied visitors impact on soils, plants and birds in Almaty Nature Research (IUCN 1A). Her current research include ecotourism impact in national parks in Kazakhstan, geotourism, ecology of snow leopard etc. Dilya has a BS degree in geography from Almaty State University, Kazakhstan, MS in Tourism from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and PhD in geography from the Institute of Geography, Kazakhstan.

Sam Shor Nahar Yaakob
Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor MALAYSIA.
Tel: +60 3 8946 7208, Fax: +60 3 8943 2514, E-mail: akoblori@gmail.com

Sam is presently working as a lecturer in parks and recreation resource management in the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. He received a Master's Degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism Resource Management from the Michigan State University, Michigan. Currently his finishing PhD at Newcastle University, UK. His main research focus is impact monitoring in tropical mountain region. He recently works is to identify social impact indicators in tropical mountain trails. He is always involved in many government and consultation projects in Malaysia especially related on recreational planning in protected areas. Sam active in tropical jungle exploration, marine lover and advisor for so many adventure clubs in his country.

Ryoichi Yamanaka
Div. of Artificial Environment and Information, Faculty of Env. and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, 79-7 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, 240-8501, Japan.
Tel: +81 45 339 4097, E-mail: yamanaka@ynu.ac.jp

Dr. Ryoichi Yamanaka is a research associate in the Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences at Yokohama National University, Japan. His degrees are in Marine System Engineering (Osaka Prefecture Univ., Japan, B.A.1997; M.S., 1999) and Civil Engineering (Osaka Univ., Japan, Ph.D., 2002). His main research field is a coastal hydrodynamics and ecosystem modeling. His current research interest is a coastal environmental conservation, especially visitor impacts on a coastal ecosystem in coastal zone. He recently works to develop monitoring and modeling techniques for quantifying an environmental impact of shellfish gathering in a seaside park in Japan.

Guangsheng Zhang
Southern Yangtze University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China 214122.
Tel: +86 138 1252 5316, E-mail: wxzhanggs@yahoo.com.cn

Zhang Guangsheng is an associate professor of Southern Yangtze University, China. And he is the deputy secretary-general of the Tourism Ecology Specialized Committee of the Ecological Society of China, and the assistant to the dean of School of Biotechnology, the director of Tourism and Ecological Environment Research Center of Southern Yangtze University. His work has focused on tourism planning, recreation ecology, and protection of tourism environment. He presided and participated in more than 20 scientific research projects from the National Natural Science Foundation, the Provincial Natural Science Foundation, the Provincial Science and Technology Office, the Provincial Education Office associated or others. He has published approximately 50 papers in Chinese and English.

Linsheng Zhong
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. P. O. Box 9719, Beijing 100101, China.
Tel: +86 10 6488 9033, Fax: +86 10 6488 9033, E-mail: zhongls@igsnrr.ac.cn

Zhong Linsheng is an associate professor in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been visiting the International Centre for Ecotourism Research at Griffith University for whole year in 2006. His work has focused on recreation ecology, ecotourism planning and management, and protected area management. He has been currently doing a project funded by National Natural Sciences Foundation of China that aims to discuss ecological effects and its modulation methods for recreation activities in forest park.