Bringing stakeholders together to articulate multiple value dimensions of ecosystem services

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Ecosystem services are embedded with multiple values. Capturing and integrating plural perspectives when conducting ecosystem services studies is a recognized need and yet a challenge. This paper proposes a participatory approach that fosters articulation of values allowing the integration of different value dimensions to inform decision-making processes, an important challenge that has been gaining traction in the field of ecosystem services research. Using participation as a value articulating institution, stakeholder groups of the Portuguese marine and coastal Arrábida Natural Park were engaged in a participatory process that included a collaborative workshop to articulate value dimensions expressed by ecological, economic and social criteria in two different contexts: the assessment of project alternatives for regulating access to beaches and recreational activities and a conflict related with allocation of coastal vineyard areas. Results demonstrate that the proposed deliberative process fostered changes in participants’ initial mental models and created new insights, namely by generating additional alternatives, expanding perceptions on affected ES, and helping the formalization of multiple evaluation criteria and decision rules, thus supporting decision-making in marine and coastal protected areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-224
Number of pages10
JournalOcean and Coastal Management
Volume165
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Fingerprint

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
stakeholders
stakeholder
decision making
recreational activity
participatory approach
ecological economics
vineyard
recreation
vineyards
beaches
protected area
conservation areas
beach
allocation
need
participation
decision
natural park

Keywords

  • Articulation of values
  • Ecosystem services
  • Multi-criteria approaches
  • Participatory processes

Cite this

@article{7c856d7339d24302aaa593f6a55ad47f,
title = "Bringing stakeholders together to articulate multiple value dimensions of ecosystem services",
abstract = "Ecosystem services are embedded with multiple values. Capturing and integrating plural perspectives when conducting ecosystem services studies is a recognized need and yet a challenge. This paper proposes a participatory approach that fosters articulation of values allowing the integration of different value dimensions to inform decision-making processes, an important challenge that has been gaining traction in the field of ecosystem services research. Using participation as a value articulating institution, stakeholder groups of the Portuguese marine and coastal Arr{\'a}bida Natural Park were engaged in a participatory process that included a collaborative workshop to articulate value dimensions expressed by ecological, economic and social criteria in two different contexts: the assessment of project alternatives for regulating access to beaches and recreational activities and a conflict related with allocation of coastal vineyard areas. Results demonstrate that the proposed deliberative process fostered changes in participants’ initial mental models and created new insights, namely by generating additional alternatives, expanding perceptions on affected ES, and helping the formalization of multiple evaluation criteria and decision rules, thus supporting decision-making in marine and coastal protected areas.",
keywords = "Articulation of values, Ecosystem services, Multi-criteria approaches, Participatory processes",
author = "Rita Lopes and Nuno Videira",
note = "info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH{\%}2FBD{\%}2F68846{\%}2F2010/PT# info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147274/PT# sem pdf conforme despacho.",
year = "2018",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.08.026",
language = "English",
volume = "165",
pages = "215--224",
journal = "Ocean & Coastal Management",
issn = "0964-5691",
publisher = "Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Bringing stakeholders together to articulate multiple value dimensions of ecosystem services

AU - Lopes, Rita

AU - Videira, Nuno

N1 - info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH%2FBD%2F68846%2F2010/PT# info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147274/PT# sem pdf conforme despacho.

PY - 2018/11/1

Y1 - 2018/11/1

N2 - Ecosystem services are embedded with multiple values. Capturing and integrating plural perspectives when conducting ecosystem services studies is a recognized need and yet a challenge. This paper proposes a participatory approach that fosters articulation of values allowing the integration of different value dimensions to inform decision-making processes, an important challenge that has been gaining traction in the field of ecosystem services research. Using participation as a value articulating institution, stakeholder groups of the Portuguese marine and coastal Arrábida Natural Park were engaged in a participatory process that included a collaborative workshop to articulate value dimensions expressed by ecological, economic and social criteria in two different contexts: the assessment of project alternatives for regulating access to beaches and recreational activities and a conflict related with allocation of coastal vineyard areas. Results demonstrate that the proposed deliberative process fostered changes in participants’ initial mental models and created new insights, namely by generating additional alternatives, expanding perceptions on affected ES, and helping the formalization of multiple evaluation criteria and decision rules, thus supporting decision-making in marine and coastal protected areas.

AB - Ecosystem services are embedded with multiple values. Capturing and integrating plural perspectives when conducting ecosystem services studies is a recognized need and yet a challenge. This paper proposes a participatory approach that fosters articulation of values allowing the integration of different value dimensions to inform decision-making processes, an important challenge that has been gaining traction in the field of ecosystem services research. Using participation as a value articulating institution, stakeholder groups of the Portuguese marine and coastal Arrábida Natural Park were engaged in a participatory process that included a collaborative workshop to articulate value dimensions expressed by ecological, economic and social criteria in two different contexts: the assessment of project alternatives for regulating access to beaches and recreational activities and a conflict related with allocation of coastal vineyard areas. Results demonstrate that the proposed deliberative process fostered changes in participants’ initial mental models and created new insights, namely by generating additional alternatives, expanding perceptions on affected ES, and helping the formalization of multiple evaluation criteria and decision rules, thus supporting decision-making in marine and coastal protected areas.

KW - Articulation of values

KW - Ecosystem services

KW - Multi-criteria approaches

KW - Participatory processes

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85052879419&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.08.026

DO - 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.08.026

M3 - Article

VL - 165

SP - 215

EP - 224

JO - Ocean & Coastal Management

JF - Ocean & Coastal Management

SN - 0964-5691

ER -