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Stakeholders' perceptions on ecosystem services in Östergötland's (Sweden) threatened oak wood-pasture landscapes

Garrido Rodriguez, Pablo and Elbakidze, Marine and Angelstam, Per (2017). Stakeholders' perceptions on ecosystem services in Östergötland's (Sweden) threatened oak wood-pasture landscapes. Landscape and urban planning. 158, 96-104
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Abstract

Ecosystem services (ES) research is currently widely utilized. However, qualitative approaches and socio-cultural valuations of ES are still limited. This may undermine future landscape conservation initiatives because important services for people may not be captured. We performed 29 face-to-face semi-structured interviews to capture stakeholders' perceptions of ES from the largest area with oak wood-pasture landscapes in Sweden (Ostergotland County). A total of 34 ES were mentioned, and compared among stakeholders from public, private and civil sectors at local and regional levels of governance. Cultural ES were highlighted the most by respondents from both levels of governance. At the local level, respondents appreciated especially provisioning services. In contrast, regional level respondents showed more appreciation for supporting services. Private sector stakeholders emphasized provisioning ES, whereas the civil and public sector stakeholders highlighted cultural ES in terms of recreational values and landscape beauty. Supporting ES were considered only in relation to biodiversity, especially species and habitats linked to old oaks. Farmers and farming activities (especially grazing regimes) are crucial to support important oak wood-pasture ES. We discuss important ES as expressed by stakeholders and challengestor wood-pasture conservation in Sweden and elsewhere. To integrate the different demands of stakeholder groups into policy, enable cross-sectorial flexibility and policy regional adaptation for wood-pasture conservation, are current challenges future research should focus upon. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Authors/Creators:Garrido Rodriguez, Pablo and Elbakidze, Marine and Angelstam, Per
Title:Stakeholders' perceptions on ecosystem services in Östergötland's (Sweden) threatened oak wood-pasture landscapes
Series/Journal:Landscape and urban planning (0169-2046)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:158
Page range:96-104
Number of Pages:9
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0169-2046
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Restricted
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Agrovoc terms:biodiversity, pastures, landscape, cultural values
Keywords:Oak wood-pastures, Biodiversity, Cultural services, landscape beauty, Socio-cultural valuation, Qualitative research
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4615
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4615
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.08.018
Web of Science (WoS)000390076100009
ID Code:14698
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:12 Jan 2018 09:32
Metadata Last Modified:12 Jan 2018 09:32

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