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dc.contributor.authorOverbaugh, William L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T17:55:05Z
dc.date.available2014-10-31T17:55:05Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/4641
dc.descriptionDissertation (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014
dc.description.abstractFor the first time, outdoor recreation theory is applied within the framework of resilience theory to define the conceptual relationship between recreation benefit outcomes and community resilience. A theoretical and practical disconnect between the two disciplines is evident from the lack of literature identifying conceptual and operational linkages. Emerging from the application is a Recreation System Community Resilience Framework that models agent behavior, embedded green space, networks of service providers and feedback mechanisms to demonstrate recreation connections to resilience concepts. The Recreation Benefits-Based Model is identified as the best fit to deliver sustainable high leverage and capacity-building resilience for communities. Anchorage, Alaska neighborhoods are chosen to test the operational relationship between the constructs of outdoor recreation opportunity diversity and community resilience and adaptive capacity. The findings indicate support for the hypothesis that community resilience increases as recreation diversity increases. The results demand widespread implementation of the Benefits-Based Model in order for recreation to fully participate in the community well-being, resilience, and adaptive capacity discussion. The message to resilience practitioners is to reject activity-based visitor numbers, trail miles and park acres to indicate community health and insist on meaningful recreation system outcome indicators.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Resilience Theory -- 2.1 Theoretical Basis to Resilience Theory -- 2.2 Understanding Resilience and Adaptive Capacity -- 2.3 Resilience Elements to Consider in Choosing a Recreation Framework -- Chapter 3 Recreation Theory -- 3.1 Towards an Outcome Approach to Outdoor Recreation -- 3.2 Theoretical Basis to Outdoor Recreation -- 3.3 Recreation Production Models -- 3.4 Comparing Recreation Production Models -- 3.5 The Benefits Outcome Approach to Recreation --3.6 Benefits-Based Model Links Recreation To the Greater Community -- Chapter 4 Resilience and Recreation Theories Connected -- 4.1 Recreation-System Community-Resilience Framework -- 4.2 Community Resilience and Adaptive Capacity -- 4.3 The Resilience Practitioners Disconnect with Recreation Practitioners -- 4.4 The Recreation Practitioner Disconnect with Resilience Practitioners -- 4.5 The Conceptual Match and Fit between Recreation and Resilience -- 4.6 The Recreation-System Community-Resilience Framework Emerges -- 4.7 Recreation System Services Bridge the Recreation-Resilience Gap -- Chapter 5 Research Design and Analysis -- 5.1 Background -- 5.2 Research Methodology -- 5.3 Research Results -- 5.4 Discussion -- Chapter 6 Conclusion -- Literature Cited.en_US
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dc.titleThe role of outdoor recreation in building community resilience and adaptive capacityen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.type.degreephd
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Biology and Wildlife
dc.contributor.chairAlessa, Lilian
dc.contributor.chairChapin, F. Stuart III
dc.contributor.committeeKliskey, Andrew
dc.contributor.committeeRosay, Andrew
refterms.dateFOA2020-01-25T01:38:08Z


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