Affiliate Faculty share an interest and enthusiasm for the Center's mission, conduct tourism research activities in conjunction with the Center, serve as thesis advisors and members, and mentor students working on sustainable tourism related research.
Natural Resources, Recreation, and Sustainable Tourism
Hans G. Vogelsong
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Community Outreach Interests
My interests focus on assisting communities to understand tourism choice behavior, and what are important features of their regions in attracting tourism. Also, I attempt to help communities understand the importance that tourism has in supporting their local economies and the impacts that different changes/management alternatives to natural resources may have on their economies.
Dr. Vogelsong has over 10 years of experience researching various facets of outdoor recreation participation and management. Although his most recent projects have centered around social-psychological aspects of coastal and estuarine recreation and tourism, Dr. Vogelsong has directed projects concentrating on a diverse array of applied recreation-related subjects including user conflicts, carrying capacity, human dimensions of resource management, economic impacts, use patterns, satisfaction, user preferences for management alternatives, recreation choice behavior, and minimizing depreciative behavior. His clients include the National Park Service, State of North Carolina, State of Delaware, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, and several nonprofit agencies.
- Evans, A., & Vogelsong, H. (2007, April 15–17). Pilot testing a methodology to measure the marginal increase in economic impact of rural tourism sites. In Proceedings of the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (pp. 250–255). Bolton Landing, NY.
- Li, X., & Vogelsong, H. (2006). Comparing methods of measuring image change: A case study of a small scale community festival. Tourism Analysis, (10)4, 349–360.
- Bin, O., Landry, C., Ellis, C., & Vogelsong, H. (2005). Some consumer surplus estimates for North Carolina beaches. Journal of Marine Resource Economics, 20(2), 145–161.
- Mowen, A., Vogelsong, H., & Graefe, A. (2003). Perceived crowding and its impact on crowd management practices at park and recreation events. Event Management, 8(2), 63–72.
- Ellis, C., & Vogelsong, H. (2003, April 14–16). Accessing indicators relating to overall satisfaction indicators of ecotourism development in eastern North Carolina. In Proceedings of the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (pp. 52–57). Bolton Landing, NY.
- Vogelsong, H., & Zinn, H. (2002, June 2–5). Visitor's attitudes and preferences toward feral horse management on the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve Book of Abstracts. Presentation at the 2002 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Bloomington, IN.
- Vogelsong, H. (2001, March 30). The economic impact of Partnership for the Sounds development projects on the Albemarle/Pamlico region. In Proceedings of Coastal Waters Human Dimensions Research Symposium. Washington, NC.
- Vogelsong, H., & Graefe, A. (2001, March). Economic impact analysis: Some methods you can use. Parks and Recreation – Research Update.
- RCLS 3120: Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism
- RCLS 6220: Managing Commercial and Tourism Industry Leisure Services