Members of the Network

The vocation of the International Research and Development Network in Scientific Tourism (International Scientific Tourism Network), is to promote initiatives that innovate in recreational and tourism practice by linking territorial resources and scientific and academic activities. It brings together members and actors from the field of university education, scientific research and tourism management.

During the founding meeting from September 13 to 14, 2018, at Le Pradel, Campus of the Grenoble Alpes University in Ardèche (France), the participants of the ISTN Network declare that they want to strengthen the concept of Scientific Tourism by sharing experiences and offering conceptual supports, tools and working methods for its proper implementation.


The members of the network seek to promote participatory research and citizen science, strengthen spaces of social inclusion in research projects and improve the dissemination of scientific results relevant to tourist spaces.


The application for incorporation as a member is made by email and the sponsorship of an active member of the network. One can be a member without having an initiative in dissemination on the website but must prove to have been part of or continue working on a scientific tourism initiative.

It is required to send a brief personal resume, with your specialization, degree and affiliation to an institution (it can be as an associate but appear in the initiative or have a certificate) and an explanation of the project you carry.

Two members of the scientific committee must validate the incorporation into the network presented by an active partner.

The membership fee is 30US per year.

We are at your disposal for any questions.

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Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia:

Unidad de Turismo Científico
Coyhaique, Chile.
Fabien Bourlon

Universidad Austral de Chile:

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas
Instituto de Turismo UACH
Valdivia, Chile.
Pablo Szmulewicz
Director, Investigador y Profesor

Universidad de Grenoble:

Institut d’Urbanisme et de Geographie Alpine
Ardèche, Francia.
Pascal Mao
Director, Investigador y Profesor

Universidad Caxias do Sul:

Caxias do Sul, Brasil
Michel Bregolin
Investigador  y Profesor

Université de Québec Trois Rivière:

Université de Québec Trois Rivière
Département d’études en loisir, culture et tourisme
Trois Rivières, Canada.
François De Grandpré Investigador en turismo

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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Instituto de Geografía

Alejandro Salazar Burrows
Doctor en Ciencias Sociales Profesor PUC y Director de la Estación Patagonia UC y Observatorio Humano-Medio Patagonia-Bahía Exploradores, DRIIHM, INEE, CNRS Santiago, Chile.

School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington,
Wellington, New Zealand.

Douglas Pearce
Emeritus Professor of Tourism Management

Institut de Formation, de Recherche et d’Expertise sur les Milieux Souterrains Ardèche, France.

Christophe Vigne
Director de proyecto

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Tomar, Portugal.

Sergio Leal Nuñes
Investigador en Turismo

Universidad Agraria Nacional La Molina, Perú, Lima.

Dr. Maria Luisa  Rendon

Corporación Privada para el Desarrollo de Aysén, Chile.

Patricio Segura

Universidad de Grenoble, Labex Item – RefLab
Grenoble, France.

Mélanie Marcuzzi
Coordinadora de proyecto.

Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores
Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

José Antonio de la Cruz Hernández
Profesor e Investigador.

Université de Grenoble Alpes, Jardins du Lautaret
Col du Lautaret, France.

Jean Gabriel Valay
Director de Centro de Investigación.

Museo Regional de Aysén
Proyecto Rutas de Museos
Coyhaique, Chile.

Gustavo Saldivia

Centros de Estudios en Turismo Alternativo de la Patagonia CETAP
Coyhaique, Chile.

Gabriel Inostroza

Universidade de Algarve  ESGHT / UALG
Algarve, Portugal.

Claudia Henriques
Investigadora y profesora.

Université de Grenoble Alpes, Jardins du Lautaret
Col du Lautaret, France.

Jean Gabriel Valay
Director de Centro de Investigación.

Museo Regional de Aysén
Proyecto Rutas de Museos
Coyhaique, Chile.

Gustavo Saldivia

Fundación Aysén Mira al Mar.
Coyhaique, Chile.

Jacqueline Boldt
María Jesús Monti

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Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas CEAZA

Claudia Hernández
Encargada de Divulgación científica
Programa de Ciencia y Turismo

Centre de Recheches de Ecosystèmes d’Altitude,  CREA – Observatoire du Mont-Blanc
Chamonix, France.

Anne Delestrade y Irene Alvare
Investigadoras y coordinadoras de proyectos