Demir Barić

Demir Barić
Freelance

Ph.D. in Marine and Coastal Management

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10
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9 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
September 2018 - September 2019
Universidad de Cádiz
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Integrated Coastal Management
January 2018 - May 2018
Universidad de Cádiz
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Visitors behavior and management in protected natural areas in Catalonia
May 2017 - May 2018
VIMON
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • Visitor monitoring in protected areas; Consultancy and management

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Publications (10)
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Background: Protected natural areas provide a promising opportunity for improving healthy life habits through engagement in a variety of physical activities (PAs). As visitors to protected natural areas do not behave as a homogenous group, it is necessary to better understand the association between their characteristics and the level of activitie...
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Recreational and sports activities in protected natural settings have increased in recent decades. Despite the extensive literature addressing the segmentation of visitors in protected natural settings, to date, the willingness to engage in physically challenging activities has not been considered a potential segmentation criterion. Moreover, very...
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In addition to being important tourism attractions that boost local economic development, protected areas also promote healthy habits through engagement in a variety of physical activities (PA). However, little is known about the extent to which PA intensity influences visitors’ spending. Drawing on results from 500 questionnaires collected from vi...
Article
Background: Protected areas are important attractions for promoting healthy life habits. Consequently, to date, a number of studies have examined the association between visitors' characteristics and physical activities. However, little is known about the specific users inclined exclusively to have sedentary behavior during a visit. Thus, using th...
Conference Paper
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During 2011, a technical study was carried out in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park to assess the number, distribution and characterization of visitors (Farías, 2011). Six years later, in 2017, a detailed study was carried out with the following aims: to review the data collected in 2011; 2) to assess the changes related with the use made by the visitor...
Technical Report
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SUMMARY Study aim: The main aim of this study is to reveal reliable, comparative and representative information’s about the visitors profile and their attitudes toward the service quality in two protected landscapes, Vražji prolaz / Zeleni vir and Kamačnik. Methodology: The population comprised of 530 visitors (265 per site), not younger than 18 ye...
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As visitors to national parks differ in terms of their profiles and needs, an empirical evaluation of the quality of their experiences, if based on a homogeneous sample, may lead to false conclusions and, hence, inappropriate management decisions. Using Paklenica National Park as a case study, this paper aims to provide a more heterogeneous perspec...
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To date, a variety of market segmentation approaches have been employed to identify homogenous visitor segments in wilderness and protected area settings. This study focuses on activity-based segmentation of specific subgroups of visitors, specifically visitors of Paklenica National Park, Croatia. Data were randomly collected from visitors by means...
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For protected area managers, understanding visitors' desired benefits are a key priority. However, because of financial restrictions and insufficient capacity, Park managers often are not capable of developing appropriate and reliable measurement instruments for tracking visitor's needs. The main purpose of this study was to develop a simple and co...

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Projects (5)
Project
Research reports about the visitor use in protected natural areas. Management recommendation
Project
The project is initiated and financed by the Public Institution "Priroda", the legal body in charge for the management of protected natural areas in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (Croatia. Its aim is to shed the light on the importance of understanding the visitor characteristics, behavioral patterns and needs in developing the effective visitor management strategies in protected areas.