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Monitoring methods adapted to different perceptions and uses of functional biodiversity: Insights from a European qualitative study

Cardona, Aurélie and Tchamitchian, Marc and Penvern, Servane and Dufils, Arnaud and Jacobsen, Stine Kramer and Korsgaard, Maren and Porcel Vilches, Mario and Swiergiel, Weronika and Tasin, Marco and Warlop, François and Sigsgaard, Lene (2021). Monitoring methods adapted to different perceptions and uses of functional biodiversity: Insights from a European qualitative study. Ecological Indicators. 129 , 107883
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Abstract

The role of functional biodiversity for favouring natural regulation and reducing pesticide use in fruit production is generally acknowledged. Although a number of farmers attempt to favour biodiversity through different strategies (e.g. diversified hedges, nesting boxes), they often lack means to evaluate how their actions contribute in practice to functional biodiversity. We assumed here that to create useful and appropriate monitoring methods, it is necessary to take into account the variety of knowledge, perceptions and interests about functional biodiversity. To test our hypothesis, we adopted a comprehensive and participative approach based on interviews and workshops with farmers, advisors and field agronomists involved in apple orchard management. Our objective was to understand their different perceptions and uses of functional biodiversity and then, to design monitoring methods adapted to those perceptions and pre-existing uses. Our findings revealed both a plurality of perceptions of functional biodiversity along with a diversity of objectives and uses of monitoring methods. Based on these results, we identified four main attitudes towards the management of functional biodiversity: the wait-and-see attitude, the naturalist attitude, the regulation attitude and the multifunctional attitude. These attitudes do not correspond to person's profiles, since one person can adopt different attitudes in regard to different biodiversity components or in regard to the different practices supporting biodiversity. In addition, attitudes can vary over time. The identification of these attitudes allowed us to design, with the workshops' participants, a guiding framework to create monitoring programs (i.e. combinations of monitoring methods) adapted to a variety of uses and targeted services.

Authors/Creators:Cardona, Aurélie and Tchamitchian, Marc and Penvern, Servane and Dufils, Arnaud and Jacobsen, Stine Kramer and Korsgaard, Maren and Porcel Vilches, Mario and Swiergiel, Weronika and Tasin, Marco and Warlop, François and Sigsgaard, Lene
Title:Monitoring methods adapted to different perceptions and uses of functional biodiversity: Insights from a European qualitative study
Series Name/Journal:Ecological Indicators
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:129
Article number:107883
Number of Pages:9
Publisher:ELSEVIER
ISSN:1470-160X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Orchard, Management, Ecosystem services, Attitudes, Stakeholders, Participatory action research
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113331
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113331
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107883
Web of Science (WoS)000685000000005
ID Code:25254
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Plant Protection Biology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Sep 2021 08:25
Metadata Last Modified:06 Sep 2021 08:31

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