Explaining people's perceptions of invasive alien species: A conceptual framework

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Title
Explaining people's perceptions of invasive alien species: A conceptual framework
Journal
Journal of Environmental Management
Author(s)
Shackleton R.T., Richardson D.M., Shackleton C.M., Bennett B., Crowley S.L., Dehnen-Schmutz K., Estévez R.A., Fischer A., Kueffer C., Kull C.A., Marchante E., Novoa A., Potgieter L.J., Vaas J., Vaz A.S., Larson B.M.H.
ISSN
0301-4797
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
229
Pages
10-26
Language
english
Abstract
Human perceptions of nature and the environment are increasingly being recognised as important for environmental management and conservation. Understanding people's perceptions is crucial for understanding behaviour and developing effective management strategies to maintain, preserve and improve biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. As an interdisciplinary team, we produced a synthesis of the key factors that influence people's perceptions of invasive alien species, and ordered them in a conceptual framework. In a context of considerable complexity and variation across time and space, we identified six broad-scale dimensions: (1) attributes of the individual perceiving the invasive alien species; (2) characteristics of the invasive alien species itself; (3) effects of the invasion (including negative and positive impacts, i.e. benefits and costs); (4) socio-cultural context; (5) landscape context; and (6) institutional and policy context. A number of underlying and facilitating aspects for each of these six overarching dimensions are also identified and discussed. Synthesising and understanding the main factors that influence people's perceptions is useful to guide future research, to facilitate dialogue and negotiation between actors, and to aid management and policy formulation and governance of invasive alien species. This can help to circumvent and mitigate conflicts, support prioritisation plans, improve stakeholder engagement platforms, and implement control measures.
Keywords
Attitudes, Beliefs, Biological invasions, Conceptual model, Knowledge, Social, Stakeholder, Synthesis
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