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Kate Sherren   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Kate Sherren published an article in September 2018.
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Joern Fischer

188 shared publications

Faculty of Sustainability; Leuphana University; Lueneburg Germany

John R. Parkins

50 shared publications

Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

T. Wright

15 shared publications

Faculty of Science, Life Sciences Centre 827

Thomas M. Beckley

14 shared publications

Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada

David J Abson

10 shared publications

FuturES Leuphana University

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Farm management fragmentation in Nova Scotia does not affect farm habitat provision Kate Sherren, Simon Greenland-Smith Published: 05 September 2018
The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, doi: 10.1111/cag.12491
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Holistic Management and Adaptive Grazing: A Trainers’ View Carolyn Mann, Kate Sherren Published: 02 June 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10061848
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Holistic Management (HM) is a grazing practice that typically uses high-intensity rotation of animals through many paddocks, continually adapted through planning and monitoring. Despite widespread disagreement about the environmental and production benefits of HM, researchers from both sides of that debate seem to agree that its emphasis on goal-setting, complexity, adaptivity and strategic decision-making are valuable. These ideas are shared by systems thinking, which has long been foundational in agroecology and recognized as a valuable tool for dealing with agricultural complexity. The transmission of such skills is thus important to understand. Here, twenty-five Canadian and American adaptive grazing trainers were interviewed to learn more about how they teach such systems thinking, and how they reflect upon their trainees as learners and potential adopters. Every trainer considered decision-making to be a major component of their lessons. That training was described as tackling both the “paradigm” level—changing the way participants see the world, themselves or their farm—and the “concept/skill” level. Paradigm shifts were perceived as the biggest challenge for participants. Trainers had difficulty estimating adoption rates because there was little consensus on what constituted an HM-practitioner: to what level must one adopt the practices? We conclude that: (1) trainers’ emphasis on paradigms and decision-making confirms that HM is systems thinking in practice; (2) the planning and decision-making components of HM are distinct from the grazing methods; and (3) HM is a fluid and heterogeneous concept that is difficult to define and evaluate.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Using geo-tagged Instagram posts to reveal landscape values around current and proposed hydroelectric dams and their res... Yan Chen, John R. Parkins, Kate Sherren Published: 01 February 2018
Landscape and Urban Planning, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.07.004
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Primary data in pollination services mapping: potential service provision by honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Cumberland a... Caitlin Cunningham, Peter Tyedmers, Kate Sherren Published: 12 January 2018
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, doi: 10.1080/21513732.2017.1417331
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This study utilized the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) pollination model to investigate the impacts of using field data on ecosystem services mapping studies by using potential pollination services in Cumberland and Colchester counties in Nova Scotia, Canada, as a case study. The model was run using two different sources of data to inform the floral resource component of the model. First, the model was run driven by proxies and approximate values gathered from the literature. The second iteration of the model utilized field-based data to generate floral resource abundance and distribution values. Both models utilized honey bee-specific species preference data drawn from field observations and expert opinion in the literature. Results indicated an 8.1% increase in the amount of land designated as high quality when the model was informed by field-based data. Such discrepancies are important when considering the potential implications of ecosystem services mapping studies on policy. As a tool, ecosystem services mapping provides the opportunity to spatially evaluate the impact that different land-use planning regimes could have on the supply and provision of various ecosystem services. However, as its popularity rises, it is important to keep in mind the accuracy and resolution of the data used to inform the modelling process.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Digital archives, big data and image-based culturomics for social impact assessment: Opportunities and challenges Kate Sherren, John R. Parkins, Michael Smit, Mona Holmlund, ... Published: 01 November 2017
Environmental Impact Assessment Review, doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2017.08.002
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Participatory mapping to elicit cultural coastal values for Marine Spatial Planning in a remote archipelago Denise Blake, Amélie A. Augé, Kate Sherren Published: 01 November 2017
Ocean & Coastal Management, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.08.010
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