Dr. Steve Walsh and colleagues just published an article on managing tourism in the Galápagos in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. This work uses a decision-support system based on a system dynamics model designed to examine tourism management in the Galapagos Islands. The system presented is a quantitative scenario-planning tool that can be used by policy-makers to better understand the Galapagos Islands as a coupled human–natural system. Read the full article using the citation below.
Pizzitutti F, Walsh SJ, Rindfuss RR, Reck G, Quiroga D, Tippett R, Mena CF. (2017). Scenario planning for tourism management: A participatory and system dynamics model applied to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 25(8): 1117-1137.