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Daniel Scott

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Global Change and Tourism)

Daniel holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism. His current research program focuses on human dimensions of global environmental change, tourism-environment interactions, climate change and tourism/recreation, climate change and protected areas/parks, and demographic change and recreation/tourism.

Room EV1-106 | Ext. 35497 | email
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Key Areas of Graduate Supervision
Climate change and tourism/recreation, sustainable tourism, climate change impacts and adaptation, climate change and protected areas management.

Recent Courses Taught
GEOG208: Human Dimensions of Climate Change
GEOG423/TOUR 601/LED-GEOG 671:Tourism Lecture Series
GEOG676: Climate Change: Human Dimensions
GEOG333: Recreation Geography

Research Interests
My research interests are in the interface of global change (environmental, demographic, economic) and sustainable tourism.  A particular focus has been on two-way interactions of climate change and tourism, understanding the implications of a changing climate and climate sensitive environmental systems for tourism at the tourist, operator, destination and tourism region scales, as well as the contribution the global tourism sector makes to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions and land use change.  This research also examines government and business climate change mitigation and adaptation policy and planning, as well as consumer responses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while on holiday.  Other research interests include the use of forecasts and scenarios in tourism planning and climate change and protected areas management.

Recent Publications

  • Dawson, J. and Scott, D. (2012) Managing for Climate Change in the Alpine Ski Sector. Tourism Management.
  • Scott, D. Sim, R., Simpson, M. (2012) Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Resorts in the Caribbean.  Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 20 (6). 883-898.
  • Scott, D., Gössling, S., Hall. (2012) International Tourism and Climate Change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Climate Change, 3 (3), 213-232..
  • Gössling, S., Scott, D., Hall, M.C. (2012) Consumer Behaviour and Demand Response of Tourists to Climate Change.  Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (1), 36-58.
  • Gössling, S., Aall, C., Ceron, J.P., Dubious, G., Hall. M.C., Lehmann, L.V.,  Scott, D. (2012).   Tourism and Water Use: Supply, Demand and Security – An International Review. Tourism Management, 33, 1-15.  
  • Scott, D., Gössling, S., Hall, C.M. (2012) Climate Change and Tourism: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation.  London: Routledge. 423 pgs.
  • Scott, D. (2012) Climate Compatible Travelism.  In: Green Growth and Travelism: Letters from Leaders. Eds. G. Lipman, T. Delacy, R. Hawkins. London: Goodfellow Publishers. 140-145.
  • Scott, D. (2012) Impacts and Challenges of Climate Change in Small Island Developing States. In: Challenges and opportunities for tourism development in small island developing states. Madrid: United Nations World Tourism Organization.
  • Dawson, J. Havitz, M. Scott, D. (2011) The Influence of Ego Involvement on Climate-Induced Substitution and Place Loyalty among Alpine Skiers. Journal of Travel Tourism and Marketing, 28, 388–404.
  • Lemieux, C., Scott, D. (2011) Changing Climate, Challenging Choices: Identifying and Evaluating Adaptation Options For Conservation. Environmental Management.  48(4):675-90.
  • Pentelow, L., Scott, D. (2011) Aviation’s Inclusion in International Climate Policy Regimes: Implications for the Caribbean Tourism Industry. Journal of Air Traffic Management, 17, 199-205.
  • Lemieux, C., Beechey, T., Scott, D. (2011) The state of climate change adaptation in Canada’s protected areas sector. Canadian Geographer, 55 (3), 301-317.
  • Scott, D., Lemieux, C., Malone, L. (2011) Climate Services to Support Sustainable Tourism Development and Adaptation to Climate Change. Climate Research, 47 (1-2), 111-122.
  • Scott, D. (2011) Why Sustainable Tourism Must Address Climate Change. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19 (1), 17-34.
  • Scott, D. (2011) Climate Change and a Healthy, Sustainable Environment: An Opportunity for Recreation and Parks Leadership? Commissioned paper for the National Recreation Summit (Lake Louise, October 2011).
  • Gössling, S., Hall, C.M., Scott, D., (2011) Coastal Tourism.  In: Green Economy in a Blue World. UNEP, Nairobi.
  • Peeters, P., Gössling , S., Scott, D. (2011) Tourism Patterns and Associated Energy Consumption.  Chapter 6.  The Green Economy Report. Geneva: United Nations Environment Programme.  
  • Scott, D., Lemieux, C. (2010) Weather and climate information for tourism. Proceedia Environmental Sciences, 1, 146-183.
  • Pentelow, L. and Scott, D. (2010) The Implications of climate change mitigation policy and oil price volatility for tourism arrivals to the Caribbean. Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Planning Development, 7: 3, 301 — 315.
  • Rutty, M. and Scott, D. (2010). Will the Mediterranean become ‘too hot’ for tourism?: A reassessment. Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Planning Development. 7: 3, 267 — 281.
  • Gössling , S., Hall, M., Peeters, P., Scott, D. (2010) Can tourism growth and climate policy be reconciled? Tourism Recreation Research, 35 (2), 119-130. ** Awarded ‘Paper of the Year’ in 2010.
  • Scott, D. and Becken, S. (2010) Adapting to Climate Change and Climate Policy: Progress, Problems and Potentials.  Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 18 (3), 283 - 295
  • Scott, D., Peeters, P. Gössling , S. (2010) Can tourism deliver its aspirational greenhouse gas emission reduction targets? Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 18 (3), 393 – 408.
  • Dawson, J, Stewart, E, Scott, D (2010) The Carbon Cost of Polar Bear Viewing Tourism in Churchill, Canada. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 18 (3), 319 – 336.
  • Simpson, M. and Scott, D. (2010) The increasing impacts of climate change affecting the Caribbean’s ability to sustain tourism, natural assets and livelihoods in the region.  Strategic Issue Paper for the Inter-American Development Bank. Washington: Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Lemieux, C.J., T.J. Beechey, D.J. Scott and P.A. Gray. (2010) Protected Areas and Climate Change in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities for Adaptation. Canadian Council on Ecological Areas Technical Report #19.
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