Based on a wealth of practical teaching and research experience from authors with over 60 years’ combined experience in Outdoor Education
Emphasising education both of the undergraduate market but also of employees and managers of outdoor recreation
Discusses how to best manage the environmental impact of outdoor recreation
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Table of contents (17 chapters)
About this book
This textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts of various types of outdoor recreation, and how these can be best managed. As a field of study, recreational ecology is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, and the authors seek to develop a deeper understanding of both the role and function of the factors that influence visitor numbers and their impact. An accessible and comprehensive textbook, it features numerous types of outdoor recreational activities including hill walking, rock climbing, mountain marathons, skiing, scuba diving and more.
Drawn from several global case studies, the authors estimate the current and future numbers involved in outdoor recreation, and how best these numbers can be managed. Effective visitor impact management actions arise from collaboration between recreation ecologists, social scientists, experienced recreation managers, recreation stakeholders and the recreationalists themselves: as such, this book will be multi-disciplinary in scope. This practical and engaging textbook will be invaluable to students and scholars of outdoor recreation and adventure tourism as well as practitioners and managers working in the field.
- adventure tourism
- environmental impacts
- outdoor recreation
- environmental management
- sustainable conservation
- recreational ecology
- sustainable management
- outdoor education
- environmental education
- Recreational ecology
- Applied Biology
- Land Management
- Environmental Geography
Authors and Affiliations
Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
David Huddart, Tim Stott
About the authors
David Huddart is Emeritus Professor at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has extensive experience teaching landscape interpretation, recreation ecology, and outdoor and environmental education.
Tim Stott is Professor of Physical Geography and Outdoor Education at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has been responsible for leading and teaching on the Outdoor Education programmes for 25 years.
Book Title: Outdoor Recreation
Book Subtitle: Environmental Impacts and Management
Authors: David Huddart, Tim Stott
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-97757-7Published: 06 November 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-97758-4Published: 25 October 2019
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXXII, 466
Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 121 illustrations in colour
Topics: Physical Geography, Environmental Sciences, Applied Ecology, Conservation Biology, Environmental and Sustainability Education