Lincoln University, PhD
Examining the values of visitors to the Ross Sea region
Everyone involved in Antarctic matters (Science, Policy, Tourism), appear to have differing anecdotal opinions as to whether visitors simply create more than just negative impact to the Antarctic environment. Empirically, what are the values held by visitors to the Antarctic? In what manner do such values change over the time of the experience? If values change what effect might this have on Antarctic conservation or be of other benefit to the Antarctic continent? This research examines such questions with regards to those outside the traditional Antarctic roles of science and logistics, the non-traditional visitors who come into physical contact with the continent.
Maher, P. Exploring visitor experience in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Canadian Antarctic Research Network newsletter 18: 10-11, 2004.
Maher, P. Footsteps on the ice : visitor experiences in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. PhD, Lincoln University, 2010.