Adventure Tourism

Environmental Impacts and Management

  • David Huddart
  • Tim Stott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


This textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts of various types of adventure tourism and how these can be best managed. This volume follows on from the authors' previous textbook – ‘Outdoor Recreation: Environmental Impacts and Management’ and continues the aim of developing a deeper understanding of how tourist numbers impact the environment and to provide practical solutions to these problems.
Combining their own first-hand experience and research with extensive literature review the authors present several popular adventure tourism destinations from across the globe, including the Arctic, the Himalayas, Africa, Australia and Scotland as case studies. Chapters cover the particular challenges faced by each region: including impacts on animals and birds; the spread of invasive plant species and diseases; trail impacts on vegetation; impacts on geological, historical and archaeological sites and pollution and waste issues. A discussion and evaluation of the possible management actions for minimising these impacts and how outdoor recreation tourists can be regulated concludes each chapter. 

This practical and engaging textbook will be invaluable to students and scholars of adventure tourism and outdoor recreation as well as practitioners and managers working in the field.

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.


adventure tourism environmental impacts resource management recreational tourism tourism and applied ecology outdoor education environmental management land management applied biology sustainability environmental education conservation

Authors and affiliations

  • David Huddart
    • 1
  • Tim Stott
    • 2
  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18622-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18623-4
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