Environmental justice research shows the importance of social feedbacks in ecosystem service trade-offs

Ecosystem services research has paid insufficient attention to cognitive and behavioral responses to change

Abstract

This study shines a spotlight on approaches to research ecosystem service trade-offs and critically assess their representation of relevant social dynamics. Although studies linking ecosystem services and human well-being have provided theoretical insights into social and ecological trade-offs, the authors argue that ecosystem services research has paid insufficient attention to “social feedbacks,” people’s cognitive and behavioral responses to change.

This work was supported by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme

Citation

Dawson, N., Grogan, K., Martin, A., Mertz, O., Pasgaard, M., Rasmussen, L.Vang, Environmental justice research shows the importance of social feedbacks in ecosystem service trade-offs, Ecology and Society, vol.22, 2017

Environmental justice research shows the importance of social feedbacks in ecosystem service trade-offs

Published 1 December 2017