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WG 2. Network – Empirical and methodological research issues and approaches for tourism, wellbeing and ecosystem services.

This will explore the opportunities for the development of cross-disciplinary methodological approaches that may better address the challenges of an ecosystem services approach in the context of tourism and wellbeing. Part of the WG will also give attention to testing any appropriate models along with the use of dynamic modelling to explore empirical relationships. For example, within the academic communities in tourism and health/wellbeing there is a history of developing and evaluating methods for assessing methodological approaches. By contrast work on the value of ecosystem services relating to tourism and recreation have not been considered an empirical/methodological context, largely because existing literature has largely ignored economic decision making in such contexts. The bringing together of these different researchers in this network presents exciting new opportunities for synergies and the testing of new interdisciplinary methodologies. The main objectives of this working group include:

  • A wide scale literature review with a focus on methodological approaches;
  • Identification of starting point of key case studies.
  • Organization of training schools to develop research capacity on trans-disciplinary research methodologies.

 

Chair Vice Chair

Prof Ulrike PROBSTL-HAIDER

ulrike.proebstl@boku.ac.at

Prof Simon BELL

simon.bell@emu.ee

MC Members

Mr Denis BAILLY

denis.bailly@univ-brest.fr

 

Dr Hrvoje CARIC

hrvoje.caric@iztzg.hr

 

Dr Craig BULLOCK

craig.bullock@ucd.ie

Dr Stewart BARR

s.w.barr@exeter.ac.uk

Ms Maja TADIC

maja.tadic@pilar.hr

Pia Heike JOHANSEN

piaj@sam.sdu.dk

Dr Marcus COLLIER

marcus.collier@ucd.ie

Dr Ghislain DUBOIS

dubois.ghislain@tec-conseil.com

 Dr Alexandra JIRICKA


alexandra.jiricka@boku.ac.at


Ms Verena MELZER

verena.melzer@boku.ac.at

Dr Veronika CHOBOTOVA

chobotova@savzv.sk

Ms Eva STREBEROVA

eva.streberova@gmail.com

Dr Osman UZUN

osmanuzun@duzce.edu.tr

Ms Sara LEVI SACERDOTTI

levi@siti.polito.it

 

Prof Rafael MATOS

Rafael.Matos@hevs.ch

Dr Robert FISH

R.D.Fish@exeter.ac.uk

Dr Matthias BUCHECKER                                       

matthias.buchecker@wsl.ch

 

 

Non-MC Members 

Dr Agata CIESZEWSKA

agata_cieszewska@sggw.pl

 


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