Daniela Cajiao

Daniela Cajiao, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Daniela Cajiao obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Management at the San Francisco de Quito University in 2010. She has been involved in conservation and sustainable tourism planning within protected areas, particularly in the Galapagos Archipelago and in other coastal and marine protected areas. Her main Antarctic research interests revolve around tourism management and decision-making processes related to tourism and non-governmental activities in Antarctica. Since 2011, Daniela has been participating as a field researcher in Antarctica. She is now working on a PhD research project at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where her research looks at Antarctic tourism management, with Aitcho Island as her main case study.

Research projects/ interests

  • Tourism management in Antarctica
  • Antarctica Governance
  • Antarctic Treaty System
  • Human uses of Antarctica (past and present)
  • Antarctic Geopolitics


For publications https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniela-cajiao-vargas-9b8836b8/


Keywords: Antarctic tourism; Antarctic governance; geopolitics

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