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Name: Thapa, Brijesh
Title: Professor
Organization: Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management
Education: Ph.D, Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 2000
Office Address: 325B Florida Gym PO Box 118209 Gainesville, FL 32611-8209
Email: bthapa@hhp.ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 294-1656


Dr. Brijesh Thapa has completed projects that examine various topics related to tourism and natural & cultural resources management from demand and supply perspectives in Florida, U.S., and globally. Basically his research is focused on residents and visitors so that effective policies can be implemented to protect natural and cultural resources, provide economic benefits to residents, and enhance visitor experience in terrestial and marine protected areas and tourist destinations. He has made significant contribution to the body of literature on specific topics, and his research findings are tools for managers and policy makers to effectively manage visitors, residents and cultural & natural resources in a sustainable manner. Currently, he has received two USAID funded projects for three years to build and enhance Human Resource Capacity for the tourism industry in South Africa, and transform Community Based Natural Resource Management Education in the Southern Africa region.

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