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Vera Hausner      
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Vera Hausner published an article in September 2018.
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Greg Brown

414 shared publications

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

Nigel Yoccoz

250 shared publications

Dept of Arctic and Marine Biology; UiT The Arctic Univ. of Norway; Tromsø Norway

Henrik Skov

109 shared publications

Arctic Research Centre, iClimate, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Roskilde 4000, Denmark

David P. Johns

78 shared publications

“Breathe Well” Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Ageing, School of Medicine; University of Tasmania; Hobart TAS Australia

Torkild Tveraa

78 shared publications

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, FRAM - High North Research Centre on Climate and the Environment; NO-9296 Tromsø Norway

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The Role of Trust in Sustainable Management of Land, Fish, and Wildlife Populations in the Arctic Jennifer I. Schmidt, Douglas Clark, Nils Lokken, Jessica Lan... Published: 01 September 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10093124
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Sustainable resource management depends on support from the public and local stakeholders. Fish, wildlife, and land management in remote areas face the challenge of working across vast areas, often with limited resources, to monitor land use or the status of the fish-and-wildlife populations. Resource managers depend on local residents, often Indigenous, to gain information about environmental changes and harvest trends. Developing mutual trust is thus important for the transfer of knowledge and sustainable use of land resources. We interviewed residents of eight communities in Arctic Alaska and Canada and analyzed their trust in resource governance organizations using mixed-methods. Trust was much greater among Alaska (72%) and Nunavut (62%) residents than Churchill (23%). Trust was highest for organizations that dealt with fish and wildlife issues, had no legal enforcement rights, and were associated with Indigenous peoples. Local organizations were trusted more than non-local in Alaska and Nunavut, but the opposite was true in Churchill. Association tests and modeling indicated that characteristics of organizations were significantly related to trust, whereas education was among the few individual-level characteristics that mattered for trust. Familiarity, communication, and education are crucial to improve, maintain, or foster trust for more effective management of natural resources in such remote communities.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Role of site management in influencing visitor use along trails in multiple alpine protected areas in Norway Kazuhisa Kuba, Christopher Monz, Bård-Jørgen Bårdsen, Vera H... Published: 01 June 2018
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, doi: 10.1016/j.jort.2018.02.002
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations An empirical analysis of cultural ecosystem values in coastal landscapes Greg Brown, Vera Helene Hausner, Gregory Brown 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 7 Citations Arctic greening from warming promotes declines in caribou populations Per Fauchald, Taejin Park, Hans Tømmervik, Ranga Myneni, Ver... Published: 26 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 3 Reads 4 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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