11
Jun

Professor Pablo Tejedo presents his work at the International Polar Year (IPY) Oslo Conference. This is the largest polar science gathering ever and will to set the scene for Antarctic environmental management in the next decade. 

Currently, there is much debate about the effect of tourism on the fragile Antarctic ecosystems. Some experts argue that the number of tourists should be drastically reduced. Professor Tejedo will talk about his work on the effect of tourism on environmental quality in Antarctica. Tejedo measured the effect of tourists trampling the vulnerable Antarctic soils during a visit to the area in 2008/09. Based on this research Tejedo suggests how the presence of tourists can be reconciled with the conservation in Antarctica. 

For further information: http://ipy-osc.no/

Photo:  Professor Tejedo (left) and Dr. Javier Benayas (right). Next year, they will collaborate in a research aimed at design an indicators system for monitoring the human activity in Deception Island (Antartica).

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