CV Dr. R.M. Roura
Dr. Ricardo Roura is an Associate Researcher of the Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, and an independent consultant specialized in the Polar Regions. He is currently working on assignments on polar tourism and on Antarctic marine protected areas.
Roura’s polar career combines basic and applied research on human-environment interactions, and work for international environmental organizations. He has also served as field tutor for a post-graduate course on Antarctic studies.
Dr. Roura has participated in twelve Antarctic expeditions since 1981, including one wintering over, and has participated as an environmental expert in various fora of the Antarctic Treaty System continuously since 1997. He has also carried out field work in the Arctic, primarily in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) .
Roura has published alone or with other scholars more than 40 peer reviewed scholarly and scientific articles, mostly with reference to the Polar Regions, on tourism and tourist behaviour, impact assessment and monitoring, and management of the natural environment and of the cultural heritage. He has also written over 60 professional publications on polar issues.
His current research interest concerns current developments in the Polar Regions, their effects on polar societies, landscapes and environments, site formation processes, and the uses of archaeological theory and methods to modern and contemporary cultural systems. Dr. Roura has particular interest in the intersection of behavioural archaeology and environmental science.
Scholarly and scientific publications
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