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Scientific Mapping on the Impact of Climate Change on Cultural and Natural Heritage: A Systematic Scientometric Analysis

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Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Escuela de Ecoturismo de la Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo—ESPOCH, Riobamba 060155, Ecuador
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Financial Economy and Accounting Department, Faculty of Business, Finance and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 10071 Cáceres, Spain
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Business Management and Marketing Department, Faculty of Business Sciences and Tourism, University of Vigo, 32004 Ourense, Spain
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Land 2021, 10(1), 76; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10010076
Received: 13 December 2020 / Revised: 13 January 2021 / Accepted: 14 January 2021 / Published: 15 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research in Cultural Heritage: Landscapes and Archaeology)
The world’s cultural and natural heritage has been gradually affected by climate change, and although the research agendas of many countries have included this reality since 2003, there is still an incipient approach to it, with analysis techniques used being limited. In addition, there are very few case studies that describe in detail the adaptation processes of spaces to these new conditions. The aim of this research is to identify the scientific production related to the impact of climate change on cultural and natural heritage indexed in the international databases Scopus and Web of Science (WoS), which will enable to establish maturity of the research on this subject. The methodology used for the analysis of the data obtained is bibliometric analysis; evaluative and relational measures are applied to a set of 78 articles (45 in Scopus and 33 in WoS) and to a joint base of 47 articles after deleting those articles that overlap in both databases. The result is a scientific mapping that enables observing of the evolution of knowledge generation in this field of study. The main findings show that research is incipient, with a large presence of transient authors with a single publication, the research is limited to the geographical scope of Europe and North America, neglecting many other areas, the impact which is measured by the citation of articles is very low, the relational measures corroborate that the thematic approach is new by identifying a high presence of isolated relationships among authors. The results obtained will be very useful for researchers working in this scientific area, as they can find a synthesis of scientific production in this document, allowing them to draw their own conclusions regarding the current gaps in research; constituting the starting point of their research, with the aim of filling these gaps. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; cultural heritage; natural heritage; scientific production; bibliometric analysis climate change; cultural heritage; natural heritage; scientific production; bibliometric analysis
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Maldonado-Erazo, C.P.; Álvarez-García, J.; Río-Rama, M.d.l.C.d.; Durán-Sánchez, A. Scientific Mapping on the Impact of Climate Change on Cultural and Natural Heritage: A Systematic Scientometric Analysis. Land 2021, 10, 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10010076

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Maldonado-Erazo CP, Álvarez-García J, Río-Rama MdlCd, Durán-Sánchez A. Scientific Mapping on the Impact of Climate Change on Cultural and Natural Heritage: A Systematic Scientometric Analysis. Land. 2021; 10(1):76. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10010076

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Maldonado-Erazo, Claudia P., José Álvarez-García, María d.l.C.d. Río-Rama, and Amador Durán-Sánchez. 2021. "Scientific Mapping on the Impact of Climate Change on Cultural and Natural Heritage: A Systematic Scientometric Analysis" Land 10, no. 1: 76. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10010076

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