Natural areas have significant value as places of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Outdoor recreation is recognized as being an important part of maintaining a healthy work life balance and thus a “good” quality of life.
Recreation also stimulates economic development, particularly in rural areas, through mature-based tourism. It is generally recognized that many factors, such as demographic shifts, greater amounts of free time, and increased travel, will lead to future increases in the demand for outdoor recreation. This will also call for management strategies which take into account people’s expectations, needs, and behaviors.
Hosted every second year
The MMV conference is a bi-annual forum for presentations and other exchanges of ideas and experiences related to the monitoring and management of visitors in recreation and protected areas.
The emphasis is on policies, problems, practices and innovative solutions, and will therefore be of equal relevance to managers and researchers.
The first MMV conference was held in Vienna, Austria, in 2002 and has since then been organized in different European countries every second year.
The call to host MMV11 in 2022 will be released early 2020. For further inquiries, please contact Professor Peter Fredman at email@example.com.
The MMV Steering Committee:
- Peter Fredman – Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway (Chair)
- Marcel Hunziker – Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (Co-chair)
- Tetsuya Aikoh – Hokkaido University, Japan
- Arne Arnberger – University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Austria
- Robert Burns – University of West Virginia, USA
- Jeoffrey Dehez – National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France
- Don English – United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service, USA
- Martin Goossen – Wageningen University and Research Centre, Alterra, The Netherlands
- Yu-Fai Leung – North Carolina State University, USA
- Teresa Magro – University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
- Robert E. Manning – School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, USA
- Andreas Muhar – University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Austria
- Catherine Pickering – Griffith University, Australia
- Ulrike Pröbstl – University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences, Austria
- Mart Reimann – University of Tallinn, Estonia
- Dominik Siegrist – University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Switzerland
- Liisa Tyrväinen – Natural Resources Institute Finland
The MMV10 conference in Lillehammer 2020 is hosted by:
- The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
- Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
- Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)
- The BIOTOUR project
Local plannling committee
- Professor Jan Vidar Haukeland (NMBU) (Chair)
- Professor Øystein Aas, NINA (Co-chair)
- Dr. Monica Breiby, INN (Co-chair)
- Gunn Evy Auestad, NMBU (Communication Officer)
For further information about the MMV10 conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.