Daniela Liggett

Associate ProfessorDaniela Liggett

Beatrice Tinsley Rm 412
Internal Phone: 92170


Research Interests

My research interests include environmental management and tourism regulation in extreme environments (with a particular focus on the polar regions), tourism practice and theory, value systems as well as decision-making on environmental and climate change issues.
I am currently involved in research projects focussing on (a) human activities and their impacts in the McMurdo Dry Valleys (Antarctica), (b) Antarctic futures, (c) Antarctic gateway cities, (d) Antarctic geopolitics (in particular decision-making in relation to tourism politics and environmental management), and (e) the complex relationships between users and providers of weather and climate information. The latter project is associated with the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Polar Prediction Project (PPP).
Methodologically, I am interested in qualitative research that crosses different disciplines and challenges conventional research paradigms.

Recent Publications

  • Liggett D., Cajiao D., Lamers M., Leung Y-F. and Stewart EJ. (2023) The future of sustainable polar ship-based tourism. Cambridge Prisms: Coastal Futures : 1-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cft.2023.10.
  • Frame B., Liggett D., Lindström K., Roura RM. and van der Watt LM. (2022) Tourism and heritage in Antarctica: exploring cultural, natural and subliminal experiences. Polar Geography 45(1): 37-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1088937X.2021.1918787.
  • Hughes KA., Santos M., Caccavo JA., Chignell SM., Gardiner NB., Gilbert N., Howkins A., Van Vuuren BJ., Lee JR. and Liggett D. (2022) Ant-ICON - 'Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation': A new SCAR Scientific Research Programme. Antarctic Science 34(6): 446-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102022000402.
  • Tejedo P., Benayas J., Cajiao D., Leung YF., De Filippo D. and Liggett D. (2022) What are the real environmental impacts of Antarctic tourism? Unveiling their importance through a comprehensive meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Management 308 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114634.
  • Figuerola B., Valiente N., Barbosa A., Brasier MJ., Colominas-Ciuró R., Convey P., Liggett D., Fernández-Martínez MA., Gonzalez S. and Griffiths HJ. (2021) Shifting Perspectives in Polar Research: Global Lessons on the Barriers and Drivers for Securing Academic Careers in Natural Sciences. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.777009.