Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts, and Management
The book covers all facets of tourism in natural areas. The book is underpinned by a strong foundation of environmental understanding. It then describes the range of impacts, which occur when tourism takes place in the natural environment and illustrates how managers can plan, develop and appropriately manage tourism developments in natural areas. Finally, the book addresses ongoing management concerns such as monitoring environmental change and the need to introduce appropriate management strategies.
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Despite such differences in detail it is possible to define the structure of any ecosystem according to its major biotic ( living ) and abiotic ( non - living ) components ( Figure 2.2 ) . Biotic components The biotic part of an ...
opment , also has the capacity to change ecosystem structure and function through disturbance ( also see Chapter 3 ) . Disturbance : change in ecosystems Plant cover is fundamental to the structure of most terrestrial ecosystems and ...
An increasing number of people are interested in the specific atmosphere ' and structure of tropical rainforest ecosystems . Such features include distinctive botanical structures such as buttresses , epiphytes , lianes , strangler figs ...
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The Ecological Perspective
Coral reef ecosystems
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