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Wilderness Management

Clocktower at sunset

Professor James Higham (Tourism, Otago Business School)

Wilderness management (including National parks management and planning); Impacts of tourism on wildlife (wildlife management re tourism); Physical impacts of tourism (impacts of tourism in natural areas, including national parks); Event tourism (event management); Ecotourism (ecotourism business operations, managing tourism in sensitive environments); Social impacts of tourism (crowding, recreational carrying capacity, recreational displacement); Sport and tourism (sports events and tourism); Environmental history (history of national parks)
Work: 64 3 479 8500
Email: james.higham@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Bruce Robertson (Zoology)

Wildlife management; Conservation of New Zealand native species; Conservation genetics of NZ birds and seals; Kakapo genetic management; The role of animal behaviour in conservation and wildlife management; Sex allocation in birds
Work: 64 3 479 4110
Email: bruce.robertson@otago.ac.nz

Professor Phil Seddon (Zoology)

Ecotourism and management of tourism impacts on wildlife; Threatened species restorations and reintroductions; Penguins, particularly yellow-eyed penguins; Wildlife conservation and nature tourism in the Middle East; Wildlife habitat selection and resource use; Ecology, particularly the spatial ecology of introduced mammalian pests in New Zealand
Work: 64 3 479 7029
Email: philip.seddon@otago.ac.nz

Dr Anna Thompson (Tourism, Centre for Recreation Research, Otago Business School)

Ecotourism, adventure tourism operations; Indigenous tourism; Recreation and outdoor education; Risk management; Protected natural area management; Environmental certification systems; Tourism entrepreneurship; Visitor interpretation
Work: 64 3 479 8057
Email: anna.thompson@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Yolanda van Heezik (Zoology)

Wildlife management; Urban ecology; Impact of cats; Conservation biology; Penguin ecology
Work: 64 3 479 4107
Email: yolanda.vanheezik@otago.ac.nz

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