Overtourism and a low carbon future high on agenda for new PhD candidates

28 Nov 2019
This is an image of two new PhD candidates and Ecotourism Australia scholarship recipients with their advisors
Mrs Csilla Demeter (PhD candidate), Dr Sally Driml (advisor), Ms Sonya Underdahl (PhD candidate), Dr Noreen Breakey (advisor), Professor Brent Ritchie (advisor).

After an extensive and competitive process which saw The University of Queensland (UQ) receive 42 applications from around the world, three PhD candidates have now been awarded scholarships to begin research into some of the most pressing issues facing Australia’s ecotourism industry.

The topics, decided on jointly by Ecotourism Australia and The University of Queensland, include overtourism, low carbon futures and social licence.

Ecotourism Australia CEO Rod Hillman says that these topics align closely with needs that are high on the agenda for many Ecotourism Australia members.