The Ph.D research project lead by Darinka Gonzalez, entitled “Linking Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services to Human Health and wellbeing: a multidisciplinary approach” aims to evaluate tourists’ perceptions of marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services and their contribution to human health and well-being.
As part of this project and in order to increase the sample size, Ms Gonzalez developed a short 5-minute survey that asks you to identify, based on your own experience, what you feel and appreciate most when visiting a coastal zone. The project team kindly ask your cooperation to fill the on-line survey. Please click here to complete the survey
This PhD project seeks to establish links between such perceptions with visitor´s socio-economic characteristics, and identify different clusters of coastal visitors, based on their valuing of different marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services. The project takes place at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) (Ronaldo Gabriel and Edna Cabecinha ) with the collaboration of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (Nick Hanley).