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Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University

Dr Pascal Scherrer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University (SCU), New South Wales, Australia. With a background in environmental science and ecotourism, Pascal’s main research interest is in sustainable tourism and visitor management in natural and cultural landscapes, addressing the areas of environmental, social and cultural impacts and their relationship. His research experience spans a variety of contexts, including coastal, island, indigenous, remote and protected area settings. His skills in geographic information systems (GIS) and long-term monitoring techniques support both research and management outcomes. Recent projects include work towards the development of a cultural visitor impact monitoring system for the Kimberley coast; a sustainable visitor capacity assessment of Rottnest Island recreation and tourism use; an assessment of environmental and social impacts of Kimberley expedition cruise tourism; and collaborative projects with social marketing and leisure researchers on health aspects of tourism and leisure. Dr Scherrer has a PhD in Environmental Science from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) with majors in Environmental Science and Ecotourism.


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    Dr, Southern Cross University