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

47 shared publications

Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Per Fauchald

41 shared publications

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), FRAM—High North Research Centre on Climate and the Environment, Tromsø, Norway

David Pullar

17 shared publications

Earth and Environmental Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Douglas A. Clark

17 shared publications

School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8, Canada

Jennifer Schmidt

3 shared publications

Institute of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, Naturfagbygget Naturf 2418, Breivika, Tromsø 9037, Norway;;; Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks 99775-6100, USA

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Efficient sampling for ecosystem service supply assessment at a landscape scale Francisco Javier Ancin-Murguzur, Lorena Munoz, Christopher M... Published: 19 November 2018
Ecosystems and People, doi: 10.1080/26395908.2018.1541329
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Decision makers and stakeholders need high-quality data to manage ecosystem services (ES) efficiently. Landscape-level data on ES that are of sufficient quality to identify spatial tradeoffs, co-occurrence and hotspots of ES are costly to collect, and it is therefore important to increase the efficiency of sampling of primary data. We demonstrate how ES could be assessed more efficiently through image-based point intercept method and determine the tradeoff between the number of sample points (pins) used per image and the robustness of the measurements. We performed a permutation study to assess the reliability implications of reducing the number of pins per image. We present a flexible approach to optimize landscape-level assessments of ES that maximizes the information obtained from 1 m2 digital images. Our results show that 30 pins are sufficient to measure ecosystem service indicators with a crown cover higher than 5% for landscape scale assessments. Reducing the number of pins from 100 to 30 reduces the processing time up to a 50% allowing to increase the number of sampled plots, resulting in more management-relevant ecosystem service maps. The three criteria presented here provide a flexible approach for optimal design of landscape-level assessments of ES.
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 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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Article 2 Reads 3 Citations An empirical evaluation of spatial value transfer methods for identifying cultural ecosystem services Greg Brown, David Pullar, Vera Helene Hausner, Gregory Brown Published: 01 October 2016
Ecological Indicators, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.053
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Article 1 Read 4 Citations Cross-cultural values and management preferences in protected areas of Norway and Poland Greg Brown, Vera Helene Hausner, Małgorzata Grodzińska-Jurcz... Published: 01 November 2015
Journal for Nature Conservation, doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2015.09.006
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations What Do the IUCN Categories Really Protect? A Case Study of the Alpine Regions in Spain Lorena Muñoz, Vera Helene Hausner Published: 28 May 2013
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su5062367
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Protected area (PA) coverage is used as an indicator of biodiversity protection worldwide. The effectiveness of using PAs as indicators has been questioned due to the diversity of categories encompassed by such designations, especially in PAs established for purposes other than biodiversity protection. Although international standards have been developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the policies on the ground have been developed independently of the IUCN categories, thus making the IUCN categories dubious measures of biodiversity conservation. Management plans are crucial for the effective management of parks and for guidance on how biodiversity maintenance should be prioritized relative to other goals. We therefore analyzed the aims and regulations of the management plans of alpine PAs in Spain as a first step in evaluating conservation performance. We used content analysis and correspondence analysis of instrumental variables (CAiv) to assess how aims and regulations vary in relation to three explanatory factors: IUCN categories, vegetation zones and autonomous communities. We found that the aims of many parks were vague, without clear indications of how to prioritize biodiversity goals. Furthermore, only 50% of the parks studied had any management plan, which strengthens our argument concerning the lack of clear guidance in PA management. Although certain aims were correlated with the IUCN categories, the regulations showed no clear relationship to international policies, which indicates that these aims do not necessarily influence management practices. Devolution to autonomous communities could be one explanation for the large variation in management practices among parks. Further studies are needed to evaluate the impact of such management policies on biodiversity.