Rosemarie Ankre

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I am a geographer specializing in human geography. I have written a licentiate thesis "Understanding a visitor” within the discipline of spatial planning. My research focuses specifically on various kinds of conflicts related to land and water use, as well as tourism and outdoor recreation (with specifically the visitor in mind). To be able to better introduce tourism and outdoor recreation in the comprehensive plans, it is important to identify conflicts and how they may be addressed in the planning and management e.g. through zoning. Natural quiet and noise are of specific interest to analyze from a conflict perspective, and how these issues can be addressed in comprehensive planning and management.

Area of interest

- Nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation in the coastal and mountain areas
- Conflicts of land and water use
- Visitor attitudes
- Natural quiet, noise and soundscapes
- Zoning as a tool in planning and management

Teaching and tutoring

I teach in human geography and geography at MidSweden University.


Articles in journals

Ankre, R. , Fredman, P. & Lindhagen, A. (2016). Managers' experiences of visitor monitoring in Swedish outdoor recreational areas. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Research Planning and Management, vol. 14, pp. 35-40.  

Ankre, R. & Wall Reinius, S. (2010). Methodological Perspectives: The Application of Self-Registration Cards in the Swedish Coasts and Mountains. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 10: 1, pp. 74-80.  

Chapters in books

Ankre, R. & Nilsson, P. (2015). Remote yet Close: The Question of Accessibility in the Faroe Islands. In Archipelago Tourism : Policies and Practices. Ashgate (New Directions in Tourism Analysis). pp. 137-146.

Ankre, R. , Fredman, P. & Lindhagen, A. (2014). Att mäta friluftsliv. In Friluftsliv i Förändring : Studier från svenska upplevelselandskap. Stockholm : Carlsson Bokförlag. pp. 102-118.

Ankre, R. , Fredman, P. & Lindhagen, A. (2013). Att mäta friluftsliv – Erfarenheter från besöksräkningar och besökarstudier. In Friluftsliv i förändring. Reultat från ett forskningsprogram. Slutrapport. Stockholm : Naturvårdsverket (Rapport / Forskningsprogrammet Friluftsliv i förändring). pp. 97-114.  

Ankre, R. (2009). Planning for Silence With Knowledge of the Visitors: A Case Study of the Luleå Archipelago, Sweden. In Coastal Tourism Development. New York : Cognizant Communication Corporation.

Ankre, R. & Nilsson, P. (2006). The Luleå Archipelago, Sweden. In Extreme tourism : lessons from the world's cold water islands. Amsterdam : Elsevier (Advances in tourism research). pp. 145-147.  

Bodén, B. & Ankre, R. (2005). Turism i skärgården. In Målkonflikter mellan natur, kultur och turism. Östersund : European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) (Utredningsserien / European Tourism Research Institute). pp. 43-49.

Conference papers

Ankre, R. , Ioannides, D. & Kronenberg, K. (2017). Opportunities and Challenges for Accessibility to Outdoor Recreation in an Urban Environment : A Case Study of Östersund, Sweden. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) June 19-22, 2017 in Umeå, Sweden

Ankre, R. (2017). “Tourism, not toursim!” Teaching the art of reading and writing at university level. Paper presented at the The 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research in Falun, Sweden October 4-6, 2017  

Ankre, R. (2015). Skiers versus snowmobilers: a loud conflict? A study of noise in the mountain region of Jämtland, Sweden. Paper presented at the 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality and Research in Reykjavík October 1st-3rd 2015. Symposium theme is: Responsible tourism?

Ankre, R. (2014). Methodological Challenges in Nature-based Tourism Surveys – the Use of Self-registration Cards in Swedish Mountain Areas. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV) : Local Community and Outdoor Recreation, August 20 - 23, 2014 Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn : . pp. 193--194.    

Ankre, R. , Fredman, P. & Lindhagen, A. (2012). Visitor monitoring from a manager perspective - Experiences from Sweden. In 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas : Outdoor Recreation in Change - Current Knowledge and Future Challenges Stockholm, Sweden, August 21-24, 2012.. pp. 26--27.

Ankre, R. (2011). Accessibility in a world of islands and islets : Knowledge of the Visitors and Second Home Owners in the Blekinge Archipelago, Sweden. Paper presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London, England 1 August - 2 September 2011

Petersson Forsberg, L. , Ankre, R. & Emmelin, L. (2010). Outdoor recreation in Sweden - Can local land use planning deliver the areas needed?. In Recreation, tourism and nature in a changing world.. pp. 189--190.

Ankre, R. , Petersson Forsberg, L. & Emmelin, L. (2008). Silence – an article of short supply in outdoor recreation?Handling noise conflicts in Swedish planning. In Management for protection and sustainable development. The Fourth International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors Flows in Recreational and Protected Areas. : Montecatini Terme, Italy 14-19 October 2008 Proceedings. (-). pp. 399--403.

Nilsson, P. & Ankre, R. (2004). Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the World´s Cold Water Islands The case of the Lule Archipelago in Sweden. : ISLANDS OF THE WORLD VIII - an international conference held on Kinmen Island (Quemoy), Taiwan.

Ankre, R. (2003). Tourism in the Archipelago of Luleå in Northern Sweden. Paper presented at the Perspectives on Tourism in Nordic and Other Peripheral Areas. Umeå, August 21st – 23rd 2003

Licentiate theses, monographs

Ankre, R. (2007). Understanding the visitor : A prerequisite for coastal zone planning. Lic. Karlskrona : Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2007 (Vetenskapliga bokserien / European Tourism Research Institute : 2007:19) (Blekinge Institute of Technology Licentiate Dissertation Series : 2007:09)


Fredman, P. , Wolf-Watz, D. , Sandell, K. , Wall-Reinius, S. , Lexhagen, M. , Lundberg, C. & Ankre, R. (2016). Dagens miljömål och framtidens fjällupplevelser: Iakttagelser av aktivitetsmönster, landskapsrelationer och kommunikationsformer. Östersund : (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2016:3).    

Wall Reinius, S. , Dahlberg, A. , Ankre, R. , Bodén, B. & Laven, D. (2015). Bortom konflikter i fjällen. Utmaningar i multifunktionella landskap. Stockholm : Naturvårdsverket (Storlagen Fjällmiljö ).  

Ankre, R. & Kronenberg, K. (2015). Buller och tystnad i Jämtlandsfjällen : Upplevelser av intressemotsättningar bland turskidåkare och snöskoteråkare. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2015:6).  

Wall-Reinius, S. , Olausson, F. , Ankre, R. , Dahlberg, A. , Lexhagen, M. , Lundberg, C. , Sandell, K. & Bodén, B. (2015). Undersökning bland besökare i södra Jämtlandsfjällen sommaren 2013. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2015:2).  

Ankre, R. (2009). Zoning in a future coastal biosphere reserve : Planning for tourism and outdoor recreation in the Blekinge archipelago, Sweden. Östersund : ETOUR (Working paper - European Tourism Research Institute 2009:1).  

Ankre, R. & Emmelin, L. (2006). Zoning and opportunity Spectrum Planning in a Discontinuous Environment : Planning for Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in the Luleå Archipelago, Sweden. Östersund : ETOUR (Working paper - European Tourism Research Institute 2006:2).  

Ankre, R. (2005). Visitor Activities and Attitudes in Coastal Areas : A case study of the Luleå archipelago, Sweden. Östersund : ETOUR (Working paper - European Tourism Research Institute 2005:1).  

Ankre, R. (2004). The importance of visitors : attitudes and activities : A study of Luleå archipelago. Turistdelegationen