Assessing environmental conditions of Antarctic footpaths to support management decisions.

@article{Tejedo2016AssessingEC,
  title={Assessing environmental conditions of Antarctic footpaths to support management decisions.},
  author={Pablo Tejedo and J. A. Benayas and Daniela Cajiao and Bel{\'e}n Albertos and Francisco Lara and Luis R Pertierra and Manuela Andr{\'e}s-Abell{\'a}n and Consuelo Wic and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Luci{\'a}{\~n}ez and Natalia Enr{\'i}quez and Ana Justel and G{\"u}nther K Reck},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2016},
  volume={177},
  pages={320-30}
}
Thousands of tourists visit certain Antarctic sites each year, generating a wide variety of environmental impacts. Scientific knowledge of human activities and their impacts can help in the effective design of management measures and impact mitigation. We present a case study from Barrientos Island in which a management measure was originally put in place with the goal of minimizing environmental impacts but resulted in new undesired impacts. Two alternative footpaths used by tourist groups… CONTINUE READING