University of Oulu
Jarkko Saarinen is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. His research interests include regional and local development, sustainability in tourism, tourism and climate change adaptation, tourism-community relations and wilderness and nature conservation studies. Over the past 20 years he has been working extensively in the rural and peripheral areas of northern (Arctic) Finland and southern Africa. He is Editor for the Tourism Geographies and Associate Editor for the Journal of Ecotourism.
His recent publications include co-edited books: Resilient Destinations (2019, Routledge), Borderless Worlds for Whom? (2019, Routledge), Tourism Planning and Development (2017, Routledge), Political Ecology and Tourism (2016, Routledge) and Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa (2016, Channel View).
- Costs and benefits of environmental change: Tourism industry’s responses in Arctic Finland
- Resilient Destinations and Tourism: Governance Strategies in the Transition towards Sustainability in Tourism, 1st Edition
- Myths on local use of natural resources and social equity of land use governance: Reindeer herding in Finland
- What are wilderness areas for? Tourism and political ecologies of wilderness uses and management in the Anthropocene
- Beyond growth thinking: the need to revisit sustainable development in tourism
- Enclavic tourism spaces: territorialization and bordering in tourism destination development and planning
- Geographies of tourism development and planning
- Wilderness conservation and tourism: what do we protect and for and from whom?
- Challenges due to changing ideas of natural resources: tourism and power plant development in the Icelandic wilderness
- Natural hazard experiences and adaptations: A study of winter climate-induced road closures in Norway
- Changing ideas about natural resources: tourists' perspectives on the wilderness and power production in Iceland
- Communities and sustainable tourism development: Community impacts and local benefit creation tourism
- The Arctic in tourism: complementing and contesting perspectives on tourism in the Arctic