Sandra Wall-Reinius

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My interests are within the field of landscape research and political ecology; mainly wilderness, nature/culture, nature conservation issues. I examine the social construction of nature, the implications of wilderness for place and people, as well as the role and importance of place/landscape. I have conducted research on matters relating to social equity, specifically injustice and power relations when it comes to the politics of landscape. Theoretically, I place myself within the political ecology/critical geography paradigms, interested in the centre-periphery framework, dependency theory, and neocolonialism. My geographic area of interest has been on northern Sweden and relates very much to the mountainous rural and peripheral regions.

My research projects include: studies of landscapes, attitudes of various stakeholders in the context of conserving wilderness areas and establishing national parks; planning, management, and policy issues, recreational trends, nature-based tourism, and research on nature-based entrepreneurs, as well as on enclave tourism.

Current research

Recent external grants:
2016-2017 Negotiating Pathways to Multifunctional Landscapes: A pilot Model in the Jämtland Mountains
2013-2016 Beyond conflicts
2013-2016 Mountain recreational trends
2013-2015 Charging infrastructure along the Green Highway

Miun funded research:
- Enclavic tourism – the case of all-inclusive resorts
- Managing tourism for sustainable local development in Jokkmokk
- Commercializing the unpredictable: perspectives from wildlife watching entrepreneurs in Sweden
- Managing rural landscapes through networks: a study of institutional dynamics

Teaching and tutoring

Human geography
Geography
Tourism studies

Other information

Supervision of PhD students
Responsible for Master by research in tourism

Publications

Articles in journals

Margaryan, L. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2017). Commercializing the Unpredictable : Perspectives From Wildlife Watching Tourism Entrepreneurs in Sweden. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, vol. 22: 5, pp. 406-421.  

Wall-Reinius, S. , Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2017). Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism? : An investigation of the marketing approach of major Scandinavian Tour operators. Tourism Geographies,  

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.

Laven, D. , Wall Reinius, S. & Fredman, P. (2015). New Challenges for Managing Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas : An Exploratory Study of the European Landscape Convention in Sweden. Society & Natural Resources, vol. 28: 10, pp. 1126-1143.  

Lundberg, C. , Fredman, P. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2014). Going for the Green? The Role of Money among Nature-Based Tourism Entrepreneurs. Current Issues in Tourism, vol. 17: 4, pp. 373-380.  

Wall Reinius, S. (2012). Dans les coulisses de la science. : Entretien avec Sandra Wall-Reinius. Téoros, vol. 31: 2, pp. 116-117.

Laven, D. , Fredman, P. & Wall Reinius, S. (2012). New challenges for managing sustainable tourism in protected areas : an exploratory study from a landscape perspective in Sweden. Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento, vol. 17: 18, pp. 135-137.

Fredman, P. , Wall-Reinius, S. & Grundén, A. (2012). The Nature of Nature in Nature-based Tourism.. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 12: 4, pp. 289-309.  

Wall Reinius, S. (2012). Wilderness and Culture: Tourist Views and Experiences in the Laponian World Heritage Area. Society & Natural Resources, vol. 25: 7, pp. 621-632.  

Wall Reinius, S. & Bäck, L. (2011). Changes in Visitor Demand: Interyear Comparisons of Swedish Hikers' Characteristics, Preferences and Experiences. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 11: Suppl 1, pp. 38-53.  

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.  

Wall Reinius, S. & Fredman, P. (2007). Las áreas protegidas como atractivos turísticos. Annals of tourism research en español, vol. 9: 2, pp. 234-252.

Wall Reinius, S. & Fredman, P. (2007). Protected areas as attractions. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 34: 4, pp. 839-854.  

Pettersson, R. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2005). Turisme i Sápmi og Laponia. GO : geografisk orientering, vol. 2, pp. 70-75.

Chapters in books

Svensson, D. , Sörlin, S. , Dahlberg, A. , Fredman, P. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2017). Walking on the Shoulders of Giants : Historical Mountain Trails as Management Tools?. In The Routledge International Handbook of Walking Studies. New York : Routledge. pp. 330-339.

Fredman, P. , Lundberg, C. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2014). Naturturism– en växande bransch. In Skogen och kulturlandskapet. Alnarp : Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (Omvärld, Alnarp, SLU).

Wall Reinius, S. (2010). Researching tourists in the outdoors Challenges and experiences from protected areas in Sweden. In Fieldwork in Tourism : Methods, Issues and Reflections. London : Routledge. pp. 232-239.

Wall Reinius, S. (2009). A ticket to national parks? tourism, railways and the establishment of national parks in Sweden. In Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change. London : Routledge. pp. 184-196.  

Jämting, H. , Nilsson, M. , Pettersson, R. & Wall Reinius, S. (2005). Biosfärområden i Sverige : Torneträsk biosfärområde och Kristianstads Vattenrike. In Målkonflikter mellan natur, kultur och turism i hållbart utvecklingsarbete. Östersund : European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) (Utredningsserien / European Tourism Research Institute). pp. 57-61.

Tolvanen, A. , Forbes, B. , Wall, S. & Norokorpi, Y. (2005). Recreation at treeline and interactions with other land use activities. In Plant Ecology, Herbivory, and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forests. Berlin : Springer (Ecological studies (Berlin)). pp. 203-217.

Wall Reinius, S. , Tolvanen, A. , Forbes, B. & Norokorpi, Y. (2005). Recreation at treeline and interactions with other land-use activities. In Plant Ecology, Herbivory, and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forests. Berlin : Springer (Ecological Studies). pp. 203-217.

Johansson, M. , Palmgren, L. & Wall Reinius, S. (2005). Världsarv och turismutveckling. In Målkonflikter mellan natur, kultur och turism i hållbart utvecklingsarbete. Östersund : European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) (Utredningsserien / European Tourism Research Institute). pp. 35-42.

Wall, S. (2003). En studie om hållbar utveckling i Torneträskområdet. In Human interactions with the mountain birch ecosystem : Implications for sustainable development. Final HIBECO report.. Oulo : University of Oulo, Finland.

Conference papers

Margaryan, L. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2017). Commercializing the unpredictable : Perspectives from wildlife watching tourism entrepreneurs in Sweden. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 19-22, 2017, Umeå, Sweden  

Wall-Reinius, S. (2017). Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism? : A case study of Scandinavian tour operators.. Paper presented at the Nordic Geography Meeting (NGM), Stockholm, June 18th–21st 2017

Wall-Reinius, S. & Saarinen, J. (2017). Enclave tourism : Bordering, spatial homogenisation and differentiation in tourism destination development. Paper presented at the Tourism Shaping places: mobilities and tourism destination evolution, Vila-seca, Spain, October 18-21, 2017

Dahlberg, A. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2017). Exploring the importance of categories in contemporary conservation debates : the case of a proposed national park in the Swedish mountain region.. Paper presented at the Nordic Geography Meeting (NGM), Stockholm, 18th –21st June 2017

Sievänen, T. , Fredman, P. , Søndergaard Jensen, F. , Lexhagen, M. , Lundberg, C. , Sandell, K. , Wall Reinius, S. & Wolf-Watz, D. (2016). Foresight Outdoor Recreation : A discussion based on monitoring experiences in the Nordic context. In Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Abstract Book.. pp. 173--175.  

Brouder, P. & Wall Reinius, S. (2016). Managing Tourism for Sustainable Local Development in Jokkmokk, Sweden. In Tourism, People and Protected Areas in Polar Wilderness. (RMF S-03-2016). pp. 36-  

Wall Reinius, S. (2016). Vägar till mångfunktionella landskap : en pilotmodell i Jämtlandsfjällen. Paper presented at the Naturvårdsverkets Forskningsdag 2016

Wall Reinius, S. (2015). Bortom konflikter i fjällen. In Kunskapskonferensen Storslagen fjällmiljö.

Wall Reinius, S. (2015). Exploring the importance of categories in contemporary conservation debates: the case of a proposed national park in the Swedish mountain region.. In Nordic environmental social science conference 2015 : Contested natures - new strategies, ideas and dialogues?.

Wall Reinius, S. & Chekalina, T. (2015). Inter-year comparisons of visitor characteristics and preferences : the case of Swedish summer visitors in the Jämtland Mountains. In Responsible Tourism? : The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research.. pp. 97-

Wall Reinius, S. & Brouder, P. (2014). Emerging sustainable tourism development in the arctic gateway of Jokkmokk, Sweden?. In International Polar Tourism Research Network IPTRN, 2014 : Polar Tourism Gateways: Past, Present and Future.

Wall Reinius, S. & Dahlberg, A. (2014). National perceptions on protected areas and local community involvement in the Swedish mountains. In The 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV) : local community and outdoor recreation.. pp. 151--152.  

Wall Reinius, S. (2014). Olika erfarenheter och perspektiv på processer inför och efter tillkomsten av skyddade områden : session organized at Kunskapskonferensen Storslagen fjällmiljö. In Kunskapskonferensen Storslagen fjällmiljö.

Fredman, P. , Laven, D. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2013). Managing Tourism in Protected Areas from a Landscape Perspective : An Exploratory Study from Sweden. In Protected Areas and Place Making Conference PROCEEDINGS 2013.

Wall-Reinius, S. & Ioannides, D. (2013). Past, present and future transportation to peripheral recreational and protected areas in Sweden. In The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, AAG.  

Wall Reinius, S. , Laven, D. & Fredman, P. (2012). New Challenges for Managing Sustainable Tourism in a Landscape Context : An Exploratory study from a landscape perspective in Sweden. In The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreation and Protected Areas : Outdoor recreation in change - current knowledge and future challenges. (Friluftsliv i förändring)    

Laven, D. , Fredman, P. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2012). New Challenges for Managing Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas : An Exploratory Study from a Landscape Perspective in Sweden. Paper presented at the INVTUR 2012 Tourism in Times of Change: Knowledge and Practices Paving the Way for the Future, Aveiro, Portugal, May 16th–19th, 2012

Wall Reinius, S. , Grundén, A. & Fredman, P. (2011). Betydelsen av tillrättalagd natur och tillgänglighet: en studie av naturturismföretag. In Friluftsforskning 2011.

Wall Reinius, S. (2011). Internationella marknader för svensk naturturism. Paper presented at the Forum för naturturism, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund

Wall Reinius, S. (2011). Naturturismföretagen och naturen. Paper presented at the Forum för naturturism, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund

Wall Reinius, S. , Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2011). The trend towards all-inclusive and other pre-planned tourist destinations: Does geography matter?. In IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference. Cardiff :

Wall Reinius, S. (2010). Protected Attractions : Tourism and Wilderness. In International symposium on society and resource management (ISSRM).

Wall Reinius, S. (2009). Understanding Sweden as a Nature Tourism Destination. In The 18th Nordic Symposium in tourism and hospitality research.

Wall Reinius, S. (2008). Reindeer as a symbol of the natural and cultural landscape : tourist experiences of the Laponian WHS. In RGS-IBG Annual International Conference “Geographies That Matter”.

Wall Reinius, S. (2008). Stabilitet och förändring : en longitudinell studie over vandrarnas upplevelser i lapplandsfjällen. In Friluftsforskning 2008. (Forskningsprogrammet Friluftsliv i förändring). pp. 53--54.  

Wall Reinius, S. & Skarin, A. (2005). Human-Reindeer Interactions: Hikers' experiences and semi-domesticated reindeer's responses : 14 th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research.

Wall Reinius, S. (2004). Experiences from Visitor Surveys and Counting within the research project: Visitors, conflicts and sustainability.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Wall Reinius, S. (2009). Protected Attractions : Tourism and Wilderness in the Swedish Mountain Region. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Stockholm : , 2009 (Meddelanden från Kulturgeografiska institutionen : 140)

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Wall Reinius, S. (2006). Tourism attractions and land use interactions : Case studies from protected areas in the Swedish mountain region. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Stockholm : Department of human geography, 2006 (Vetenskapliga bokserien / European Tourism Research Institute : 2006:16)  

Other

Wall-Reinius, S. (2014). Hållbar turism: Lokal delaktighet och samverkan i glesbygd. Etour.  

Reports

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).  

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 ).  

Wall Reinius, S. , Fredman, P. , Lundberg, C. , Lexhagen, M. , Sandell, K. & Wolf-Watz, D. (2015). Fjällens nyheter. Östersund :  

Ioannides, D. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2015). Sustainable mobility in the periphery: Are electric vehicles the answer? : Review of international literature on electric vehicles and ideas for further research. Östersund : (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2015:3).  

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).  

Fredman, P. , Wall-Reinius, S. , Sandell, K. , Lundberg, C. , Lexhagen, M. , Bodén, B. & Dahlberg, A. (2014). Besök och besökare i fjällen : Resultat från en undersökning avseende svenskarnas fritidsaktiviteter i fjällen, besök i olika fjällområden, landskapsrelationer, fjällen i sociala medier, upplevelser av vindkraft och attityder till skyddad natur. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2014:3).  

Wall Reinius, S. , Fredman, P. , Lundberg, C. & Grundén, A. (2011). Naturen viktig för turismen - men kunskapen otillräcklig. Östersund : ETOUR (Fakta turism 1).  

Fors, S. , Flygt, L. & Wall-Reinius, S. (2010). Svensk naturturism för den internationella marknaden : En studie baserad på en expertgrupp. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2010:26).  

Wall Reinius, S. (2010). Utlandsmarknader för svensk naturturism : Sekundäranalys av VisitSwedens målgruppsundersökning på tio utlandsmarknader 2009. Stockholm : VisitSweden

Fredman, P. , Wall-Reinius, S. & Lundberg, C. (2009). Turism i natur : Definitioner, omfattning, statistik. Östersund : Etour (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2009:23).  

Wall-Reinius, S. (2004). Vandringsturism i Laponia. Östersund : European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) (Working paper - European Tourism Research Institute 2004:3).  

Wall Reinius, S. (2003). Tourist's Behaviour and Attitudes in the Northern Part of the Swedish Mountains. Östersund : European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR) (Working paper - European Tourism Research Institute 2003:6).