Assessing tourists’ perceptions of climate change on mountain landscapes

Prideaux, Bruce, Coghlan, Alexandra, and McNamara, Karen (2010) Assessing tourists’ perceptions of climate change on mountain landscapes. Tourism Recreation Research, 35 (2). pp. 187-199.

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Abstract

The increasing popularity of mountains as a tourism resource has coincided with growing concerns about the probable impact of climate change on sensitive mountain ecosystems and the long-term sustainability of these ecosystems. This paper outlines and tests a six-step model that synthesizes scientific research into the probable impacts of climate change on mountain ecosystems with tourism research that evaluates how tourists are likely to respond to visual changes in mountain landscapes. The model was tested in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Queensland, Australia and found to have a predicative capability on possible tourist response to climate change impacts in mountain destinations.

Item ID: 16292
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: climate change; mountains; sustainability; wet Tropics rainforest; adaptation; landscapes; climate change impact model.
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ISSN: 0250-8281
Date Deposited: 15 May 2011 00:17
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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