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Leonardo Nava Jimenez

Doctoral Research AbstractLeonardo_Nava_Jimenez

With a palette of modalities ranging from self-managed (such as freedom camping) to fully-organized experiences (such as summer camps), recreational camps have been overlooked in the discourses about accommodation and recreation supply. The lack of information and discussion about this kind of shelter makes it difficult to identify what impacts they are causing, and consequently, it is limiting the accuracy of management strategies. The objective of this research is to describe the spatio-temporal development patterns of the camping industry in New Zealand, with the focus on identifying three particular aspects: the factors that have driven camping as a recreational industry; the evolving roles of public and private stakeholders in the camping industry; the implications of camping as a strategy for wildland and water resources management.

Education

Master of Science, Sustainable Tourism Management. Spatial Observation Lab, Universidad de Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Mexico (2014).
Bachelor of Tourism Business Management. Universidad La Salle, Morelia, Mexico (2011).

Scholarships and Awards

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship (2016).
Master´s student scholarship by National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT; Mexico, 2012).

Primary Research Interests

The spatialities of the camp; the camping industry; recreation management; conservation; GIS; Spatial Analysis; water usage.

Teaching Experience

Teaching assistant (lecturing/tutoring/grading):

TOUR101-Introduction to Tourism (2017)
TOUR102-Global Tourism (2016-17)

Environmental interpreter (outdoor education):


-La Planta Foundation (2010-16)

Publications

Frausto Martínez & Nava Jiménez, L. (2016). Administración del camping turístico en México: prospectiva de sustentabilidad (Camping management in Mexico: sustainability prospective). In A. Páez Coria (Ed.) Nuevas tendencias en el desarrollo económico. Estudios interdisciplinarios y transdisciplinarios sobre administración y turismo. Volumen 2. (pp. 19-35). Mexico city: Grupo Editorial Patria.

Frausto Martínez & Nava Jiménez, L. (2015). Turismo y desarrollo comunitario: los campamentos turísticos en México (Tourism and community development: the tourism campings in Mexico). Investigación y posgrado, 5 (17), 13-20.

Nava Jiménez, L. & Frausto Martínez (2015). Análisis territorial de los campamentos en México (Territorial analysis of camping in Mexico). Revista Teoría y Praxis, 10 (march), 100-115.

Frausto Martínez, O., Bagnera, P., Vázquez Sosa, A. & Nava Jimnénez, L. (2014). Indicadores de sustentabilidad aplicados a la prospección regional de Quintana Roo (Sustainability indicators applied for regional prospection in Quintana Roo). In A. Higuera Bonfil (Ed.) Cuatro décadas de vida independiente (pp. 199-216). Chetumal: Malú de Balam.

Nava Jiménez, L (2014). Campamentos turísticos en México: análisis y prospección territorial (Tourism camps in Mexico: territorial analysis and prospection). Master Thesis. Universidad de Quintana Roo.

Presentations

Nava Jiménez, L. & Frausto Martínez, Oscar (10th February, 2016). Using GIS to analyze the camping industry: the case of Mexico. Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education. University of Otago: Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nava Jiménez, L. (10th February, 2016). The Camp: from the cave to the resort. Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education. University of Otago: Dunedin, New Zealand.

Nava Jiménez, L. & Frausto Martínez, Oscar (26th September, 2014). Oferta alternativa de hospedaje: Campamentos turísticos (Alternative hospitality offer: Tourism camps). Congreso de Investigación Turística Aplicada SECTUR. Universidad de Guadalajara: Zapopan, Jalisco.

Nava Jiménez, L. & Frausto Martínez, Oscar (30th May, 2014). Implementation of a geographic information system for the sustainable management of tourist camping sites in Mexico. At the 2nd UNWTO Knowledge Network Global Forum. Universidad Anahuac: Mexico city.

Nava Jiménez, L. & Frausto Martínez, Oscar (21th June, 2014). Análisis territorial de los campamentos en México (Territorial analysis of camping in Mexico). 8° Congreso Internacional de Turismo en el Caribe: hacia nuevos escenarios del saber turístico. Universidad de Quintana Roo: Cozumel, Quintana Roo.

Nava Jiménez, L. (6th May, 2013). Campamentos en México. Seminario de Investigación Turística Universitaria. Universidad de Quintana Roo: Cozumel, Quintana Roo.

Nava Jiménez, L. (February, 2012). Campamentos recreativos, una buena alternativa (Recreational camps a good alternative). Seminario en Administración de Centros Recreativos. Universidad La Salle: Morelia, Michoacan.

García, C. & Nava Jiménez, L. (November, 2010). Técnicas de supervivencia y campismo (Survival and camping techniques). XVIII Semana de la Biología “Bosques y Desarrollo Sustentable”. Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo: Morelia, Michoacan.