Selected Publications

Books

  1. Tin, T., Liggett, D., Maher, P.T., & Lamers, M. (Eds.). (2014). Antarctic futures: Human engagement with the Antarctic environment. Amsterdam: Springer.
  2. Lemelin, R.H., Maher, P.T., & Liggett, D. (Eds.). (2013). From talk to action: How tourism is changing the Polar Regions. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies Press – Northern and Regional Studies Series #23.
  3. Maher, P.T., Stewart, E.J., & Lück, M. (Eds.). (2011). Polar Tourism: Human, Environmental and Governance Dimensions. Elmsford, NY: Cognizant Communications Corp.
  4. Lück, M., Maher, P.T., & Stewart, E.J. (Eds.). (2010). Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions: Promoting Environmental and Social Sustainability? London: Earthscan.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Maher, P.T., Gelter, H., Hillmer-Pegram, K., Hovgaard, G., Hull, J., Jóhannesson, G.T., Karlsdóttir , A., Rantala, O., & Pashkevich, A. (2014). Arctic Tourism: Realities and Possibilities. 2014 Arctic Yearbook, 290-306.
  2. Johnston, M.E., Dawson, J.P., Childs, J., & Maher, P.T. (2014). Exploring post-course outcomes of an undergraduate tourism field trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Record, 50(2), 147-155.
  3. Vaugeois, N., & Maher, P.T. (2013). Using experiential education to expose graduate students to the relevance of case studies in sustainability and innovation. Journal of Sustainability Education – Spring 2013 special issue on experiential education. Available online.
  4. Maher, P.T. (2012). Expedition cruise visits to protected areas in the Canadian Arctic: Issues of sustainability and change for an emerging market. Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 60(1), 55-70.
  5. Dawson, J., Johnston, M.E., Stewart, E.J., Lemieux, C., Lemelin, R.H., Maher, P., & Grimwood, B. (2011). Ethical considerations of Last Chance Tourism. Special issue on ethics and ecotourism. Journal of Ecotourism,10(3), 250-265.
  6. Maher, P.T., & Lemelin, R.H. (2011). Northern Exposure: Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism Development in Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador, Canada. Polar Record, 47(240), 40-45.
  7. Maher, P.T., Johnston, M.E., Dawson, J.D., & Noakes, J. (2011). Risk and a Changing Environment for Antarctic Tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 14(4), 387-399.
  8. Lemelin, R.H., Dawson, J., Stewart, E.J., Maher, P.T., & Lück, M. (2010). Last-Chance Tourism: The Boom, Doom, and Gloom of Visiting Vanishing Destinations. Current Issues in Tourism, 13(5), 477-493.
  9. Maher, P.T., & Gelter, H. (2010). A commentary on polar tourism conferences in the International Polar Year (2007-2009). Tourism in Marine Environments, 6(4), 185-188.
  10. Thuot, L., Vaugeois, N.L., & Maher, P.T. (2010). Understanding the adoption of sustainable tourism practices by rural operators in BC. Journal of Rural and Community Development, special issue on Rural Tourism and Recreation in Canada, 5(1/2), 76-89.
  11. Maher, P.T., Vaugeois, N.L., & McDonald, D. (2010). Building Capacity, Broadening Awareness, and Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders: An examination of the use of student extension tours to expose the costs and benefits of tourism to rural communities. Journal of Rural and Community Development, special issue on Rural Tourism and Recreation in Canada, 5(1/2), 113-127.
  12. Lemelin, R. H. & Maher, P. (2009). Nanuk of the Torngats: Human-Polar Bear Interactions in Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador, Canada. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 14(2), 152-155.
  13. Dawson, J., Maher, P.T., & Slocombe, D.S. (2007). Climate Change, Marine Tourism and Sustainability in the Canadian Arctic: Contributions from Systems and Complexity Approaches. Tourism in Marine Environments, 4(2-3), 69-83.
  14. Maher, P.T., McIntosh, A.J., & Steel, G.D. (2006). Examining dimensions of anticipation: Inputs for experience prior to visiting the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Tourism in Marine Environments, 2(2), 51-63.
  15. Maher, P.T. (2005). A Ulysses Connection: Examining Experiences in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Abstract for a presentation at the 2004 Symposium on Experiential Education Research. Journal of Experiential Education, 27(3), pp. 311-313.
  16. Maher, P.T. (2003). Examining the experiences of tourists to Antarctica. International Journal of Tourism Research, 5(1), pp. 59-62.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Mayer, A., Golden, D.M., Maher, P.T., & Stroink, M. (2015). A multi-national, multi-disciplinary, multi-platform course on rural sustainability. Paper in the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development, Vancouver, BC, Canada 9-12 June 2015.
  2. Tin, T., Bastmeijer, K., O’Reilly, J., & Maher, P. (2011). Public perception of the Antarctic wilderness: Surveys from an educated, environmentally knowledgeable European community. In A. Watson, J. Murrieta-Saldivar, & McBride, B. (Comps.). Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Ninth World Wilderness Congress symposium; November 6-13 2009, Mérida, Mexico. Proceedings RMRS-P-64 (pp. 109-117). Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  3. Maher, P.T. (2007). Advocating for Antarctic Wilderness: Short-term visits and human values. In A. Watson, J. Sproull, & L. Dean (Comps.). Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6 2005, Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49 (pp. 170-177). Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  4. Mullins, P., & Maher, P. (2007). Paddling the Big Sky: Reflections on Place-based Education and Experience. In A. Watson, J. Sproull, & L. Dean (Comps.). Science and Stewardship to Protect and Sustain Wilderness Values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6 2005, Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49(pp. 402-410). Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  5. Maher, P.T.  (2004). Combined Efforts: Education, Experience and Extension. Paper in the proceedings of the 4th Canadian River Heritage Conference, Ribbons of Life: Celebrating the Past – Charting the Future, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 6-9 June 2004.
  6. Maher, P.T. (2004).  From a Visitor’s Perspective: An Examination of Experience in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. In R.K. Darby, H. Castleden, A.R. Giles & J. Rausch (Eds.), Breaking the Ice: Proceedings of the 7th ACUNS (Inter) National Student Conference on Northern Studies, pp. 116-130. Edmonton, Canada: CCI Press.
  7. Maher, P.T. (2003). One hundred years after Scott: Visitor’s Anticipation of an Experience in the Ross Sea region. Refereed conference paper in, Proceedings of the Taking Tourism to the Limits conference, Hamilton, 8-11 December 2003 (CD-Rom, pp. 420-441). Hamilton, NZ: University of Waikato – Waikato Management School.
  8. Maher, P.T., Steel, G., & McIntosh, A.  (2003). Antarctica: Tourism, Wilderness & ‘Ambassadorship’? In A. Watson & J. Sproull (Comps.). Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values, pp. 204-210. Seventh World Wilderness Congress symposium, November 2-8 2001. Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Proceedings RMRS-P-27 Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  9. Maher, P.T. (2003). Ross Sea region 02/03: A state of the experience report for the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. In A. Karlsdóttir & J. Oddsdóttir (Comps.), Tourism in the North: Environmental and Cultural Perspectives. Compendium of the Circumpolar Arctic Environmental Studies Network (CAES) workshop and PhD course, Iceland, University of Iceland.
  10. Maher, P. (2002). To the Ice and Back: An Examination of Antarctic Tourist Experience. In K. Chon & A. Ogle (Eds.), Proceedings of the First Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism, (pp. 272-283). Macau, SAR: The Institute for Tourism Studies.
  11. Maher, P., & Potter, T. (2000). A Life to Risk: Cultural Differences in Motivations to Climb among Elite Male Mountaineers.  In G. Kyle (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium, pp.155-158. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. General Technical Report. NE-276.

Refereed Book Chapters

  1. Golden, D.M., Mayer, A.S., McLaren, B.E., Dampier, J.E., Maher, P.T., Smith, M.A., & Stroink, M. (2014). Synchronous e-learning on rural sustainability: A reflection on a course with six universities across Canada, Mexico, and the United States. In K.D. Thomas & H.E. Muga (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development (pp. 565-583). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Maher, P.T. (2013). Looking back, venturing forward: Challenges for academia, community and industry in polar tourism research. In D.K. Müller, L. Lundmark, & R.H. Lemelin (Eds.). New issues in polar tourism: Communities, environments, politics (pp. 19-36). Amsterdam: Springer.
  3. Maher, P.T. (2011). Ambassadors for the experience: Perspectives from the Ross Sea Region. In P.T. Maher, E.J. Stewart, & M. Lück (Eds.), Polar Tourism: Human, Environmental and Governance Dimensions, (pp.121-141). Elmsford, NY: Cognizant Communications Corp.
  4. Maher, P.T. (2010). “Awesome size…magnitude of the place…the incredible beauty…”: Visitors’ onsite experiences in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. In C.M. Hall & J. Saarinen (Eds.), Tourism and Change in the Polar Regions: Climate, Environments and Experiences, (pp.215-235). Oxford: Routledge.
  5. Maher, P.T. (2010). Cruise tourist experiences and management implications for Auyuittuq, Sirmilik and Quttinirpaaq National Parks, Nunavut, Canada. In C.M. Hall & J. Saarinen (Eds.), Tourism and Change in the Polar Regions: Climate, Environments and Experiences, (pp.119-134). Oxford: Routledge.
  6. Dawson, J., Stewart, E.J., Maher, P.T., & Slocombe, D.S. (2009). Climate change, complexity and cruising in Canada’s Arctic: A Nunavut case study. In R. Anderson, & R.M. Bone (Eds.), Natural Resources and Aboriginal People in Canada (2nd Edition) (pp. 414-439). Concord, ON: Captus Press Inc.
  7. Maher, P.T. (2008). Wildlife and tourism in Antarctica: A unique resource and regime for management. In J. Higham, & M. Lück (Eds.), Marine wildlife and tourism management: Insights from the natural and social sciences (pp. 294-318). Oxford: CABI.
  8. Maher, P.T. (2005). The nature of the sea: A framework for exploring visitor experiences in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. In M. Kylänen (Ed.). Articles on Experiences 2, pp. 54-79. Rovaniemi, FI: Lapland Centre of Expertise for the Experience Industry.

Non-refereed Journal Articles

  1. Maher, P.T., & Root, E.L. (2015). Cape Breton University: Community Studies and Outdoor Leadership. Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 27(2), 33-35.
  2. Maher, P.T. (2013). Transitions and Transference: The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Wilderness Educational Expeditions. Journeys, – Journal of the Victorian Outdoor Education Association, Autumn, 43-46. Reprinted from Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2012, 24(4), 9-13.
  3. Tin, T., Liggett, D., & Maher, P.T. (2012). The complex business of managing human activities and protecting the environment of the Polar Regions. Editorial foreword for thematic cluster in Polar Research, 31.
  4. Maher, P.T. (2012). A place-based pedagogy: Putting theory into practice on Haida Gwaii. Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 25(1), 13-17.
  5. Maher, P.T. (2012). Transitions and Transference: The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Wilderness Educational Expeditions. Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 24(4), 9-13.
  6. Maher, P.T., & Stewart, E.J. (2007). Polar tourism: Research directions for current realities and future possibilities. Editorial foreword to special issue of Tourism in Marine Environments, 4(2-3), 65-68.
  7. Maher, P.T. (2007). Arctic tourism: A complex system of visitors, communities, and environments. Editorial foreword to special issue of Polar Geography, 30(1-2), 1-5.
  8. Maher, P.T. (2007) Canadian Involvement in Antarctic Tourism research: An update on some recent activity. Newsletter for the Canadian Antarctic Research Network 24, pp. 17 & 18.
  9. Maher, P. (2007) UNBC: Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program. Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 19(4), pp. 26 & 27.
  10. Maher, P., Mullins, P., & Berkers, A. (2006). 100 days from the Rockies to the Arctic Ocean. Nastawgan: The Quarterly Journal of the Wilderness Canoe Association 33(1), pp. 1-7.
  11. Maher, P. (2005). Lessons from the Great White South: Experiential Education and Antarctica. Pathways – The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education 17(3), pp. 23-28.

 

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