Category:
  1. 13 Jul 2022 Journal Article Ecosystem Services

    A mixed-methods approach to analyse recreational values and implications for management of protected areas: A case study of Cairngorms National Park, UK

    Abstract

    There is often pressure on protected area managers to enhance wild landscapes and protect biodiversity while simultaneously promoting goals such as assuring ongoing provision of ecosystem services and providing for tourist and recreational needs. In the current study, we investigate two tools that may provide different types of management-relevant knowledge on recreation

    show more
  2. 1 Jun 2022 Journal Article Ecosystem Services

    What does nature feel like? Using embodied walking interviews to discover cultural ecosystem services

    Abstract

    The development of cultural ecosystem services (CES) concept has progressed beyond the common categories of economic benefits from tourism and recreation, and yet definitions of CES remain vague and often shallow. It is necessary to develop methodologies that can more fully express the depth of meaning of non-material benefits humans receive from nature to both strengthen

    show more
  3. 1 Jun 2022 Journal Article Environmental and Sustainability Indicators

    A bottom-up practitioner-derived set of Essential Variables for Protected Area management

    Abstract

    Assessing the environmental status of Protected Areas (PAs) is a challenging issue. To indicate that status, the identification of a common set of variables that are scientifically sound, and easy to assess and monitor by the PA practitioners, is particularly important. In this study, a set of 27 Essential Variables (EVs) for PA management was selected in a bottom-up

    show more
  4. Feb 2022 Journal Article Ecosystem Services

    Benefits of Stakeholder integration in an ecosystem services assessment of Mount Carmel Biosphere Reserve, Israel

    Abstract

    Ecosystem services (ES) assessments have become ubiquitous tools for informing land-use management. Stakeholder integration is crucial for assuring the societal relevance and potential impact of these assessments. While advocating stakeholder integration is prevalent, it is less common in practice and there is uncertainty regarding whether stakeholders perceive ES

    show more
  5. 15 Jan 2022 Journal Article Journal of Environmental Management

    Factors influencing farmer and resident willingness to adopt an agri-environmental scheme in Israel

    Abstract

    Providing for growing food demand while minimizing environmental degradation is a major contemporary environmental challenge. Agri-environmental schemes (AESs) are often promoted to meet this challenge by providing subsidies to farmers who adopt agri-environmental practices (AEPs). The success of these schemes depends on the ability to engage farmers, thus understanding

    show more
  6. Nov 2021 Journal Article Landscape and Urban Planning

    Envisioning future landscapes: A data-based visualization model for ecosystems under alternative management scenarios

    Long-term ecological research (LTER)
    Environmental policy and history
    Abstract

    Human-driven landscape changes strongly influence landscape functionality and aesthetics. While landscape planners have access to biophysical data for decision-making, they often do not have the necessary information about social variables, such as aesthetic tastes, feelings, or functions of a place. Visualizing future landscapes under alternative management scenarios

    show more
  7. 13 Oct 2021 Book Chapter Pines and Their Mixed Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin

    The Cultural Ecosystem Services of Mediterranean Pine Forests

    People and Nature
    Cultural ecosystem services
    Abstract

    Cultural ecosystem services, defined as the intangible benefits that humans derive from ecosystems, are at once self-evident and allusive to define, specifically because they are a function of culture and the interaction between two dynamic systems: human societies and natural ecosystems. Mediterranean pine forests, as a product of millennia of human–nature interactions

    show more
  8. Aug 2021 Journal Article Ecosystem Services

    Public participation GIS versus geolocated social media data to assess urban cultural ecosystem services: Instances of complementarity

    Population growth and urban sprawl
    People and Nature
    Cultural ecosystem services
    Abstract

    Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are important components of urban quality of life. Public participation GIS (PPGIS) is widely used to assess and map these services. However, it is often a time-consuming exercise with which only small spatial and temporal scales can be addressed. Assessments based on geolocated, passively crowdsourced data from social media present

    show more
  9. 21 May 2021 Journal Article Agriculture and Human Values

    A transdisciplinary study of agroecological niches: understanding sustainability transitions in vineyards

    Long-term ecological research (LTER)
    Abstract

    Despite a widely agreed necessity for agroecological transition, there are various substantial constraints that hinder the adoption of alternative, more sustainable, practices. We employ the niche management concept to examine the initial phases of transition in the local wine-growing niche in Israel, or specifically, the replacement of herbicides with the use of

    show more
  10. 3 Mar 2021 Journal Article EGU General Assembly 2021

    Whole System Approach for in-situ research on Life Supporting Systems in the Anthropocene (WAILS)

    Long-term ecological research (LTER)
    Abstract

    Driven by the increasing awareness that innovative approaches to solving the problems at hand in our complex human-environment interactions require closer collaboration among scientific disciplines and communities, inter- and transdisciplinary integration is continuously gaining importance in R&D agendas and Research Infrastructure (RI) development strategies. In

    show more