CHAKRABORTY Abhik

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Name of department

Faculty of Tourism, Department of Tourism

Job title

Lecturer

Mail Address

E-mail address


Education 【 display / non-display

  • 2009
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    2012

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University   Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies  

  • 2007
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    2009

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University   Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies  

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • 博士

Academic & Professional Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.04
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    Now

    Wakayama University   Center for Tourism Research   Lecturer

  • 2013.12
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    2016.03

    Izu Peninsula Geopark   Researcher

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • International Geographical Union (IGU)

  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)

  • International Union for Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

  • Japan Ecotourism Society (JES)

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & social sciences / Tourism studies / Sustainable Tourism

  • Humanities & social sciences / Geography

  • Humanities & social sciences / Human geography

  • Environmental science/Agricultural science / Environmental policy and society

 

Classes (including Experimental Classes, Seminars, Graduation Thesis Guidance, Graduation Research, and Topical Research) 【 display / non-display

  • 2020   Freshman Seminar   Liberal Arts and Sciences Subjects
  • 2020   NA   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   NA   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   NA   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   NA   Specialized Subjects

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Classes 【 display / non-display

  • 2020   NA   Master's Course
  • 2019   Tourism and Heritage Management(M)   Master's Course
  • 2019   NA   Master's Course
  • 2018   NA   Master's Course
  • 2018   NA   Master's Course

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Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Complex systems

  • Alpine landscapes

  • Ecotourism

  • Geography

  • Nature conservation science

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Can tourism contribute to environmentally sustainable development? Arguments from an ecological limits perspective

    Abhik Chakraborty

    Environment, Development and Sustainability ( Springer Science and Business Media {LLC} )    2020.09

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  • A call for mainstreaming geodiversity in nature conservation research and praxis

    Abhik Chakraborty

    Journal for Nature Conservation     2020.08

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  • Mountains as a Global Heritage: Arguments for Conserving the Natural Diversity of Mountain Regions

    Heritage     2020.04  [Refereed]

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    <jats:p>This concise review posits the urgent need for conserving the natural diversity of mountain environments by envisioning mountains as a global natural heritage. Mountains are recognized as cradles of biodiversity and for their important ecosystem services. Mountains also constitute the second most popular outdoor destination category at the global level after islands and beaches. However, in the current age of accelerating global environmental change, mountain systems face unprecedented change in their ecological characteristics, and consequent effects will extend to the millions who depend directly on ecosystem services from mountains. Moreover, growing tourism is putting fragile mountain ecosystems under increasing stress. This situation requires scientists and mountain area management stakeholders to come together in order to protect mountains as a global heritage. By underlining the salient natural diversity characteristics of mountains and their relevance for understanding global environmental change, this critical review argues that it is important to appreciate both biotic and abiotic diversity features of mountains in order to create a notion of mountains as a shared heritage for humanity. Accordingly, the development of soft infrastructure that can communicate the essence of mountain destinations and a committed network of scientists and tourism scholars working together at the global level are required for safeguarding this shared heritage.</jats:p>

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  • Emerging Patterns of Mountain Tourism in a Dynamic Landscape: Insights from Kamikochi Valley in Japan

    Land     2020.03  [Refereed]

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    <jats:p>This article analyzes the emerging contours of mountain tourism in a highly popular destination in the North Japan Alps by reporting the findings of a two-year long study at the Kamikochi Valley. The main aim was to understand the dynamic character of the biophysical landscape and the perceptions of tourism service providers and visitors. The study was conducted using a qualitative design and involved in-depth interviews, observations, and a questionnaire survey for visitors. It was found that while different stakeholders held different perceptions of the landscape, there was a general lack of understanding among tourism service providers and visitors regarding the relationship between long-term processes and fine-scale heterogeneity of the landscape. The prevalence of an engineering approach has led to sweeping changes of key landscape interaction pathways over the years, threatening the heterogeneity and resilience of the natural environment. The findings also indicate a general visitor demand of information on the biophysical environment, and therefore it is of urgent need to address the biophysical integrity of such landscapes, and raise visitor awareness through the provision of relevant information.</jats:p>

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  • Emplacing non-human voices in tourism research: the role of dissensus as a qualitative method

    Abhik Chakraborty

    Tourism Geographies ( Informa {UK} Limited )    1 - 26   2020.01  [Refereed]

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Books etc 【 display / non-display

  • Natural Heritage of Japan: Geological, Geomorphological, and Ecological Aspects.

    Chakraborty Abhik, Mokudai Kuniyasu, Cooper Malcolm, Watanabe Mahito, Chakraborty Shamik( Part: Joint editor,  Work: Whole book)

    Springer  2018 

  • Rivers and Society: Landscapes, Governance, and Livelihoods. London

    Cooper Malcolm, Chakraborty Abhik, Chakraborty Shamik( Part: Joint editor,  Work: Whole book)

    Routledge (taylor and Francis)  2018 

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Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • The problem of tourism sustainability in an age of global environmental change: Insights from Shiretoko World Heritage Site, Japan

    The 3rd Asian Symposium on Sustainable Tourism for Development. Hiroshima, Japan  2019  

  • Comparative Assessment of Mountain Landscapes and their Use in Alpine Regions

    Chakraborty Abhik

    . Japan Geoscience Union Meeting  2018  

  • Importance of qualitative research for analyzing complex environmental change

    Chakraborty Abhik

    Association of Japanese Geographers Fall Meeting  2018  

  • Challenges for conserving dynamic nature in the Anthropocene: case study of North Japan Alps

    Chakraborty Abhik

    Association of Japanese Geographers Fall Meeting  2018  

  • Dynamic Geoconservation and Tourism as a Geoconservation Tool: Comparative Analysis of Europe and Japan

    Chakraborty Abhik, JM Gray

    Japan Geoscience Union-American Geophysical Union Joint Meeting  2017  

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Research Exchange 【 display / non-display

  • Critical Tourism Studies Wakayama 学会

    2019.04
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    2020.03
     
  • 日本地理学会秋季大会

    2018.04
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    2019.03
     
  • UNESCO世界自然遺産地域における自然保護のツールとしてエコツーリズムモデルの提案

    2017.04
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    2018.03
     

     Joint research

KAKENHI 【 display / non-display

  • 山岳地域における環境変化と観光資源レジリアンスの包括的分析

    2019.04
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    2021.03
     

    Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists  Principal investigator

  • 人新世におけるアルパイン・ツーリズムの課題と可能性の分析:日本アルプスの事例

    2017.04
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    2019.03
     

    Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)  Principal investigator

 

Instructor for open lecture, peer review for academic journal, media appearances, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • 講師

    2020.02
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    Now

    2019年度山岳科学センター(MSC)・自然保護寄付講座(CPNC)共同国際シンポジウム

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    講演講師等

    講師,任期:2020年2月~

  • 編集委員会・査読者

    2019.04
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    Land (MDPI)

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    学術雑誌等の編集委員・査読・審査員等

    編集委員会・査読者

  • 査読者

    2019.04
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    Environment, Development, and Sustainability (Springer)

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    学術雑誌等の編集委員・査読・審査員等

    査読者

  • 査読者

    2019.04
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    Forests (MDPI)

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    学術雑誌等の編集委員・査読・審査員等

    査読者

  • 登山を取り巻く北アルプスの現状

    2019.03
     
     

    大町市立山岳博物館

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    公開講座・講演会の企画・講師等

    シンポジウム講師,日付:12日

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Committee member history in academic associations, government agencies, municipalities, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • 学術雑誌編集委員

    2019.04
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    Land (MDPI) 学術雑誌編集委員会

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    学協会、政府、自治体等の公的委員

    国際学術雑誌編集委員会

  • 編集委員

    2019.04
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    Sustainability (MDPI) 学術雑誌編集委員会

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    学協会、政府、自治体等の公的委員

    国際学術雑誌編集委員会

  • 専門委員

    2018.04
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    Now
     

    World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN)

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    学協会、政府、自治体等の公的委員

    世界自然遺産審査

Other Social Activities 【 display / non-display

  • ボランティア活動

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    知床半島における世界遺産当事者(環境省、知床財団、地域研究者)との連携

  • ボランティア活動

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    北アルプスにおける山小屋の一部に対して自然保護、エコツーリズム、トレイルマネージメントのアドバイス

  • ボランティア活動

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    大町市立山岳博物館英語展示パネルの修正

  • ボランティア活動

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    北アルプスにおける山小屋の一部に対して自然保護、エコツーリズム、トレイルマネージメントのアドバイス

  • ボランティア活動

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    知床半島における世界遺産当事者(環境省、知床財団、地域研究者)との連携

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