About MMV

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MMV – The International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas – is a bi-annual conference for researchers, public and private sector managers, policy makers, NGO’s etc. dealing with topics related to visitor management in recreational and protected areas.

About MMV

Natural areas have significant value as places of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Outdoor recreation is recognized as being an important part for maintaining a healthy and good quality of life. Recreation also stimulates economic development, particularly in rural areas, through nature-based tourism.

It is generally recognized that many factors, such as demographic shifts, economic development, and increased opportunities 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.

Call to host MMV

The MMV conference is a bi-annual forum for presentations and other exchanges of ideas and experiences about monitoring and management of visitors in recreation and protected areas and related topics. 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 peter.fredman@nmbu.no

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

About MMV10

The MMV10 conference in Lillehammer 2020 is hosted by:

Local planning committee


For further information about the MMV10 conference, please contact us at mmv10@nmbu.no

Organisers of MMV10.


Published 28. March 2019 - 13:39 - Updated 28. August 2020 - 10:13

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