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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Julius Valerian Pröll (2017): Die subjektive Erholungs- und Gesundheitswirkung von Borkenkäferlandschaften auf Wandernde Am Beispiel des Dreiländerecks Deutschland, Tschechien und Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung (ILEN), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 84. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The recreation of the mental and physical well-being works especially well in natural surroundings such as forest landscapes. With the advancing climate change, those landscapes will be challenged by an increased spread of the bark beetle. The aim of this study is the analysis of the visual preferences and the perceived recreational and health effects of hikers in a bark beetle infested part of the Bohemian Forest in the border triangle between Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. Quantitative interviews (N = 170) were used to investigate relationships between variables. The bark beetle had a negative impact on the landscape preferences of hikers: bark beetle landscapes are judged more negatively than landscapes without such a disturbance. Overall, the bark beetle is rated rather neutrally and has little impact on the perceived recreational and health effects, which were perceived to be good by hikers. Due to the low impact of the bark beetle on perceived recreational and health effects of hikers, no negative impact on tourism in regions affected by bark beetle can be expected.

Beurteilende(r): Arnberger Arne
1.Mitwirkender: Eder Renate

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