Conceptualizing stakeholders’ perceptions of ecosystem services: A participatory systems mapping approach

Rita Lopes, Nuno Videira

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Abstract

A participatory system dynamics modelling approach is advanced to support conceptualization of feedback processes underlying ecosystem services and to foster a shared understanding of leverage intervention points. The process includes systems mapping workshop and follow-up tasks aiming at the collaborative construction of causal loop diagrams. A case study developed in a natural area in Portugal illustrates how a stakeholder group was actively engaged in the development of a conceptual model depicting policies for sustaining the climate regulation ecosystem service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-53
Number of pages18
JournalEnvironmental and Climate Technologies
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Causal loop diagrams
  • Ecosystem services/climate regulation
  • Participatory systems mapping
  • Stakeholders’ perceptions

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