Studies of environmental perception. Recreational impacts, monitoring, carrying capacity, limits of acceptable change. Establishment and management of national parks. Outdoor recreation. Resource based tourism. Environmental Impact Assessment, and Evaluation. Access rights. Integrated resource management. Studies of local communities and local participation in planning processes. Studies of cultural landscapes and heritage.
Has done extensive research on land use conflicts in a socio-economic and socio-cultural perspective, cultural change in rural areas, and local resource management. Adept in qualitative as well as quantitative methods. Extensive popular dissemination.