Research topic

Outdoor recreation

Odd Inge Vistad

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.


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Vegard Gundersen


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Bente Rønning


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Ketil Skogen

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.


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Margrete Skår

  • Social science research, particularly in the fields of human-environment interactions and outdoor recreation in the context of everyday life
  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative methods, walking interviews
  • Peoples experiences of nearby nature; percieved and actual accessibility, barriers for use, valuing nature
  • Environmentally and socially/culturally sensitive areas; motorized traffic, coastal development
  • Land use management and planning, procedures, policy, and implementation
  • Designing and conducting surveys
  • Project management (design, funding, planning and administration)
  • Managing and leading research groups

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Olve Krange

Current research is on land use conflicts in a socio-economic and socio-cultural perspective, and cultural change in rural areas.
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Helene Figari


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