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Vera Hausner      
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Vera Hausner published an article in June 2017.
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations An empirical analysis of cultural ecosystem values in coastal landscapes Greg Brown, Vera Helene Hausner Published: 01 June 2017
Ocean & Coastal Management, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.03.019
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Impact of Local Empowerment on Conservation Practices in a Highly Developed Country Sigrid Engen, Vera Helene Hausner Published: 17 May 2017
Conservation Letters, doi: 10.1111/conl.12369
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Community-based conservation, where local decision makers are responsible for balancing conservation and development, is often preferred to exclusionary conservation that prioritizes use-limitation through strict regulation. Unraveling the evidence for conservation impact of different governance regimes is challenging. Focusing on conservation practices before and after a reform can provide an early indication of behavioral changes acting as a precursor to changes in social and ecological outcomes, which generally need more time to materialize. A recent reform in Norway provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the impact of local empowerment on conservation practices in protected areas. We analyzed 1,466 decisions in 31 protected areas before and after the reform while accounting for differences between private and public property ownership. We found that the conservation practices were liberal both before and after the reform. The impact of local empowerment on conservation practices was contingent on land tenure: more use was allowed after the reform on private land. We conclude that conservation impact evaluations could benefit from a before-and-after spatial approach taking into account land tenure for analyzing the impacts of local decision making.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Transitions of social-ecological subsistence systems in the Arctic Per Fauchald, Vera Hausner, Jennifer Schmidt, Douglas Clark Published: 04 April 2017
International Journal of the Commons, doi: 10.18352/ijc.698
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Arctic greening from warming promotes declines in caribou populations Per Fauchald, Taejin Park, Hans Tømmervik, Ranga Myneni, Ver... Published: 01 April 2017
Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1601365
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The migratory tundra caribou herds in North America follow decadal population cycles, and browsing from abundant caribou could be expected to counteract the current climate-driven expansion of shrubs in the circumpolar tundra biome. We demonstrate that the sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean has provided a strong signal for climate-induced changes on the adjacent caribou summer ranges, outperforming other climate indices in explaining the caribou-plant dynamics. We found no evidence of a negative effect of caribou abundance on vegetation biomass. On the contrary, we found a strong bottom-up effect in which a warmer climate related to diminishing sea ice has increased the plant biomass on the summer pastures, along with a paradoxical decline in caribou populations. This result suggests that this climate-induced greening has been accompanied by a deterioration of pasture quality. The shrub expansion in Arctic North America involves plant species with strong antibrowsing defenses. Our results might therefore be an early signal of a climate-driven shift in the caribou-plant interaction from a system with low plant biomass modulated by cyclic caribou populations to a system dominated by nonedible shrubs and diminishing herds of migratory caribou.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations An empirical evaluation of spatial value transfer methods for identifying cultural ecosystem services Greg Brown, David Pullar, Vera Helene Hausner Published: 01 October 2016
Ecological Indicators, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.053
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Highlights•Identifies spatial associations between cultural ecosystem services (CES) and land cover.•Examines key variables that can influence spatial value transfer outcomes for CES.•Compares spatial value transfer maps generated from primary data in two different regions.•Value transfer maps strongly correlated with maps generated from primary data.•Describes conditions for using spatial value transfer of CES. AbstractA significant barrier to the assessment of ecosystem services is a lack of primary data, especially for cultural ecosystem services. Spatial value transfer, also known as benefits transfer, is a method to identify the probable locations of ecosystem services based on empirical spatial associations found in other geographic locations. To date, there has been no systematic evaluation of spatial value transfer methods for cultural ecosystem services identified through participatory mapping methods. This research paper addresses this knowledge gap by examining key variables that influence value transfer for cultural ecosystem services: (1) the geographic setting, (2) the type of ecosystem services, and (3) the land cover data selected for value-transfer. Spatial data from public participation GIS (PPGIS) processes in two regions in Norway were used to evaluate spatial value transfer where the actual mapped distribution of cultural ecosystem values were compared to maps generated using value transfer coefficients. Six cultural ecosystem values were evaluated using two different land cover classification systems GlobCover (300 m resolution) and CORINE (100 m resolution). Value transfer maps based on the distribution of mapped ecosystem values produced strongly correlated results to primary data in both regions. Value transfer for cultural ecosystems appear valid under conditions where the primary data and value transfer regions have similar physical landscapes, the social and cultural values of the human populations are similar, and the primary data sample sizes are large and unbiased. We suggest the use of non-economic value transfer coefficients derived from participatory mapping as the current best approach for estimating the importance and spatial distribution of cultural ecosystem services.
Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Effects of land tenure and protected areas on ecosystem services and land use preferences in Norway Vera Helene Hausner, Greg Brown, Eiliv Lægreid Published: 01 December 2015
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.08.018
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