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Methods and strategies to monitor and manage human impact on urbanized protected areas (UPA)

Content & Cases

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The PhD summer school is a six-day event during which students work in interdisciplinary teams on NPHK cases related to management problems. They are supported by keynote speakers, followed by methodological introduction sessions, and fieldwork and analysis sessions. Senior researchers provide feedback to ensure active participation and learning. The summer school ends with an additional one-day event where students present their projects to an international audience of relevant stakeholders.


  1. The recreational value of the NPHK
  2. Conflicts between new road infrastructure and nature protection
  3. The effect of stress on wild life in an urbanized protected area
  4. Impact of low density dwelling on UPA
  5. Impact of visitor flows within an UPA