Kristin Godtman-Kling

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I have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Social Science, focusing on business administration and sustainable business from the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University. After completing the program, I worked in the tourism industry in the Jämtland mountains for a couple of years before I decided it was time to continue my studies. 2015 I completed a one-year Master's program in tourism studies at Mid Sweden University, and was then given the opportunity to enter the PhD-program in tourism studies at ETOUR.

Area of interest

Key words: Nature-based tourism, conflict management, outdoor recreation, sustainability, mountain tourism, landscape

I am a researcher in the project "Negotiating Pathways to Multifunctional Landscapes: A Pilot Model in the Jämtland Mountains". My research focuses on how recreational trails can be a tool to manage land-use conflicts in the Southern Jämtland Mountains, and also how recreational trails can contribute to a sustainable use of the mountain landscape.

Current research

My licentiate-project is within the project "Negotiating Pathways to Multifunctional Landscapes: A Pilot Model in the Jämtland Mountains", funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.


Articles in journals

Godtman Kling, K. , Dahlberg, A. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2019). Negotiating improved multifunctional landscape use: trails as facilitators for collaboration among stakeholders. Sustainability, vol. 11: 13  

Godtman Kling, K. , Margaryan, L. & Fuchs, M. (2018). (In) equality in the outdoors : gender perspective on recreation and tourism media in the Swedish mountains. Current Issues in Tourism,    

Godtman Kling, K. , Fredman, P. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2017). Trails for Tourism and Outdoor Recreation: A Systematic Literature Review. Tourism, vol. 65: 4, pp. 488-508.    

Conference papers

Godtman Kling, K. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2018). Negotiating co-existence in multifunctional landscapes: trails as facilitators for communication. In Abstract book.. pp. 108--109.  

Godtman Kling, K. (2016). Forskningsläget kring leder för rekreation - en litteraturstudie. Paper presented at the Storslagen fjällmiljö 2016, Idre fjäll, den 4–5 oktober, 2016

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Godtman Kling, K. (2019). Paths to collaboration? A Study on Multifunctional Mountain Trails. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2019 (Mid Sweden University licentiate thesis : 150)  


Wall-Reinius, S. , Fredman, P. , Dahlberg, A. , Svensson, D. , Sörlin, S. & Godtman Kling, K. (2018). Vägar till mångfunktionella landskap : En pilotmodell i Jämtlandsfjällen. Stockholm : Natruvårdsverket (Naturvårdsverket 6820).  

Godtman Kling, K. , Wall-Reinius, S. & Fredman, P. (2017). The Multi-functional Trail : An International Literature Review and the Case of Trails in Southern Jämtland Mountains, Sweden. (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2017:1).