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Record number 477267
Title Visualizing stakeholder perspectives for reflection and dialogue on scale dynamics in social–ecological systems
Author(s) Vervoort, J.M.; Hoogstra, M.A.; Kok, K.; Lammeren, R.J.A. van; Bregt, A.K.; Janssen, R.
Source Human Ecology Review 20 (2014)2. - ISSN 1074-4827 - p. 157 - 181.
Department(s) Soil Geography and Landscape
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) scenario development - global change - time - capacity - limits
Abstract An understanding among societal actors of how social–ecological systems interact across multiple levels and scales contributes to better governance of those systems. This paper introduces a tool, Scale Perspectives, developed to help societal actors share their perspectives on issues of social–ecological systems governance in a multilevel framework. A first version showed that participants in a local and European case study associated a diverse range of levels and time frames with the same issues, but the version was not able to capture cross-level dynamics. A second version of the tool did allow for the visualization of cross-level dynamics, and was tested in live workshops where more opportunities for individual and group reflection were offered. The tool proved useful for sharing perspectives and strategic dialogue among the participants. The results show the potential of such tools to help societal actors tackle challenges related to scale dynamics in social–ecological systems governance.
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