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Demiroglu, O.C.; Hall, C.M. Geobibliography and Bibliometric Networks of Polar Tourism and Climate Change Research. Atmosphere 2020, 11, 498.

Geobibliography and bibliometric networks of polar tourism and climate change research

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Author: Demiroglu, O. Cenk1; Hall, C. Michael2,3,4,5
Organizations: 1Department of Geography, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
2Department of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
3Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, FI-90014 Oulu, Finland
4School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, 351 95 Kalmar, Sweden
5Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap, Lunds universitet, 251 08 Helsingborg, Sweden
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-06-30


In late 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their much-awaited Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). High mountain areas, polar regions, low-lying islands and coastal areas, and ocean and marine ecosystems, were separately dealt by experts to reveal the impacts of climate change on these regions, as well as the responses of the natural and human systems inhabiting or related to these regions. The tourism sector was found, among the main systems, influenced by climate change in the oceanic and cryospheric environments. In this study, we deepen the understanding of tourism and climate interrelationships in the polar regions. In doing so, we step outside the climate resilience of polar tourism paradigm and systematically assess the literature in terms of its gaps relating to an extended framework where the impacts of tourism on climate through a combined and rebound effects lens are in question as well. Following a systematic identification and screening on two major bibliometric databases, a final selection of 93 studies, spanning the 2004–2019 period, are visualized in terms of their thematic and co-authorship networks and a study area based geobibliography, coupled with an emerging hot spots analysis, to help identify gaps for future research.

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Series: Atmosphere
ISSN: 2073-4433
ISSN-E: 2073-4433
ISSN-L: 2073-4433
Volume: 11
Issue: 5
Article number: 498
DOI: 10.3390/ATMOS11050498
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
1172 Environmental sciences
Funding: This study was funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) and the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (Arcum).
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