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Institutional challenges in putting ecosystem service knowledge in practice
Saarikoski, Heli (Finnish Environment Institute (Helsinki, Finlàndia))
Primmer, Eeva (Finnish Environment Institute (Helsinki, Finlàndia))
Saarela, Sanna-Riikka (Finnish Environment Institute (Helsinki, Finlàndia))
Antunes, Paula (Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)
Aszalós, Réka (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia. Centre for Ecological Research)
Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Berry, Pam (University of Oxford. Environmental Change Institute)
Garcia Blanko, Gemma (Tecnalia Research & Innovation)
Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies)
Carvalho, Laurence (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Midlothian))
Dick, Jan (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Midlothian))
Dunford, Robert (University of Oxford. Environmental Change Institute)
Hanzu, Mihail (Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Silviculture)
Harrison, Paula A. (Lancaster Environment Centre)
Izakovicovav, Zita (Slovak Academy of Science. Institute of Landscape Ecology)
Kertész, Miklós (Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Centre for Ecological Research)
Kopperoinen, Leena (Finnish Environment Institute (Helsinki, Finlàndia))
Köhlerv, Berit (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research)
Langemeyer, Johannes (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Lapola, David (Centro de Pesquisas Meteorológicas e Climáticas Aplicadas à Agricultura)
Liquete, Camino
Luque, Sandra (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture)
Mederly, Peter (Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre)
Niemelä, Jari (Helsingin yliopisto)
Palomo, Ignacio (Universidad del País Vasco)
Martinez Pastur, Guillermo (Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (Argentina))
Peri, Pablo Luis (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (Argentina))
Preda, Elena (Universitatea din București)
Priess, Jörg A. (Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung)
Santos, Rui (Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia)
Schleyer, Christian (Universität Kassel)
Turkelboom, Francis (Research Institute for Nature and Forest (Bèlgica))
Vadineanu, Angheluta (Universitatea din București)
Verheyden, Wim (Research Institute for Nature and Forest (Bèlgica))
Vikström, Suvi (Finnish Environment Institute (Helsinki, Finlàndia))
Young, Juliette (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Midlothian))

Date: 2018
Abstract: The promise that ecosystem service assessments will contribute to better decision-making is not yet proven. We analyse how knowledge on ecosystem services is actually used to inform land and water management in 22 case studies covering different social-ecological systems in European and Latin American countries. None of the case studies reported instrumental use of knowledge in a sense that ecosystem service knowledge would have served as an impartial arbiter between policy options. Yet, in most cases, there was some evidence of conceptual learning as a result of close interaction between researchers, practitioners and stakeholders. We observed several factors that constrained knowledge uptake, including competing interests and political agendas, scientific disputes, professional norms and competencies, and lack of vertical and horizontal integration. Ecosystem knowledge played a small role particularly in those planning and policy-making situations where it challenged established interests and the current distribution of benefits from ecosystems. The factors that facilitated knowledge use included application of transparent participatory methods, social capital, policy champions and clear synergies between ecosystem services and human well-being. The results are aligned with previous studies which have emphasized the importance of building local capacity, ownership and trust for the long-term success of ecosystem service research.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/308428
Note: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: Ecosystem services, Vol. 29 C (2018), p. 579-598, ISSN 2212-0416

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.019


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