ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.
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- 3 English
- 3 Public
- 3 Natural resource management
- 2 Recreation and tourism
- 1 Community-Based Tourism
- 1 Human-Wildlife Conflicts
- 1 Nepal
- 1 Protected Areas
- 1 Sustainable Community Livelihoods
- 1 Sustainable Tourism
- 1 Wildlife Conservation
- 1 environmental attitudes
- 1 governance
- 1 light pollution
- 1 mental models
- 1 protected area
- 1 scenario planning
- 1 social network analysis
- 1 social-ecological systems
- 1 social-ecological-technical systems
- 1 sustainability
- 1 tourism
This research assessed the sustainability of protected area-based tourism systems in Nepal. The research was composed of three interrelated studies. The first study evaluated different approaches to protected area governance. This was a multiple-case study research involving three protected areas in Nepal: the Annapurna Conservation Area, Chitwan National Park, and the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Data were collected from various published and unpublished sources and supplemented with 55 face-to-face interviews. Results revealed that outcomes pertaining to biodiversity conservation, community livelihoods, and sustainable tourism vary across these protected areas. The study concluded that there is no institutional panacea for managing protected areas. …
- Poudel, Surya, Nyaupane, Gyan P, Timothy, Dallen J, et al.
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Firstly, this study uses community asset mapping guided by the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) to explore the linkages between Protected Areas (PAs), tourism and community livelihoods. Secondly, it assesses changes in community needs facilitated by community participation in wildlife-based tourism in a protected area setting. Thirdly and finally, the study assesses whether the introduction of community wildlife-based tourism in a protected area as a sustainable management tool has led to the spiraling up or down of community capitals. The study adopted qualitative research method approach and made use of data collected through community asset mapping supplemented by data from focus …
- Stone, Moren Tibabo, Nyaupane, Gyan P, Buduk, Megha, et al.
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Recent research within the field of natural resource management has been devoted to studying the cognitive structures, called mental models, that guide people’s thoughts, actions, and decision-making. Artificial lighting threatens the sustainability of pristine night skies around the world and is growing worldwide at an average rate of six-percent per year. Despite these trends, stakeholders’ mental models of night skies have been unexplored. This study will address this gap by eliciting stakeholders’ mental models of dark skies. Scenario planning has become a pervasive tool across diverse sectors to analyze complex systems for making decisions under uncertainty. The theory of scenario …
- Hobbins, Robert Jonathan, Nyaupane, Gyan P, Budruk, Megha, et al.
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