Outdoor Recreation

Environmental Impacts and Management

  • David Huddart
  • Tim Stott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. David Huddart
    Pages 17-54
  3. David Huddart
    Pages 73-109
  4. David Huddart
    Pages 111-130
  5. Tim Stott
    Pages 163-185
  6. David Huddart
    Pages 215-248
  7. David Huddart
    Pages 249-265
  8. Tim Stott
    Pages 267-297
  9. David Huddart
    Pages 299-329
  10. Tim Stott
    Pages 331-359
  11. David Huddart
    Pages 361-394
  12. David Huddart
    Pages 395-428
  13. Tim Stott
    Pages 429-446
  14. David Huddart
    Pages 447-457
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 459-466

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.

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 outdoor recreation environmental management sustainable conservation recreational ecology sustainable management outdoor education environmental education sustainable Recreational ecology Applied Biology Land Management

Authors and affiliations

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

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