Non-native Species and the Aesthetics of Nature

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Title
Non-native Species and the Aesthetics of Nature
Title of the book
Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services
Author(s)
Kueffer Christoph, Kull Christian A.
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
ISBN
9783319451190
9783319451213
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Chapter
20
Pages
311-324
Language
english
Abstract
Howhumansperceiveandjudgenatureandrelateittotheirlifeisshaped by emotional, cognitive, cultural, and social factors. Whether a species is consid- ered native, non-native, or invasive can affect such aesthetics of nature by interact- ing with our emotions, affronting or confirming our cognitive categories, or engaging in our social, economic, and cultural worlds. Consequently, how humans perceive and judge the presence of such species, or how they judge an ecosystem or land- scape change triggered by them, is not fixed or easy to define. Here, some of the psychological, cognitive, and social dimensions that influence how humans judge non-native and invasive species and their effects on ecosystems are reviewed. It is concluded, at least in the case of non-native species, that the reduction of aesthetics to a ‘service’ is problematic, for it occludes the complex psychological and social processes that shape divergent perceptions of changing species distributions.
Keywords
Aesthetics • Cultural ecosystem services • History • Judgement • Landscape • Nativism • Perception • Political ecology • Psychology • Social • Valuation
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