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Ecosystem services of mixed species forest stands and monocultures: comparing practitioners' and scientists' perceptions with formal scientific knowledge

Monique Carnol, Lander Baeten UGent, Etienne Branquart, Jean-Claude Grégoire, André Heughebaert, Bart Muys, Quentin Ponette and Kris Verheyen UGent (2014) FORESTRY. 87(5). p.639-653
abstract
Mixed species stands might contribute to important goals of sustainable forest management, such as higher biological diversity, more resistance and resilience to disturbances and higher carbon storage. Knowledge of stake-holders' perceptions of such ecosystem services in mixed species stands is required for effective policy development. We showed that practitioners' and scientists' perceptions of ecosystem services in mixed species stands in Belgium differed from formal scientific knowledge derived from a synthesis of published studies. The positive perception of supporting, regulating and cultural services in mixed species stands contrasted with less conclusive results from the literature, where positive, negative and neutral effects were reported. Many respondents also signified a lack of information about regulating services. Furthermore, provisioning services were perceived as equal in mixed species stands and monocultures, in contrast to higher productivity demonstrated in mixed species stands in the literature. The regional ( Flanders and Wallonia) ecological and socio-economic context influenced both the perception of ecosystem services and of the importance of management objectives. Our results highlighted the need to address the lack of scientific data, to adapt communication to the ecological and socio-economic context, as well as to improve information flow on regulating services and productivity.
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published
subject
keyword
TREE DIVERSITY, BEECH FAGUS-SYLVATICA, EUROPEAN BEECH, DECIDUOUS FORESTS, FUNCTIONAL-ROLE, CLIMATE-CHANGE, NORWAY SPRUCE, BIODIVERSITY, SCIENCE, POLICY
journal title
FORESTRY
Forestry
volume
87
issue
5
pages
639 - 653
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000348339700004
JCR category
FORESTRY
JCR impact factor
2.093 (2014)
JCR rank
10/65 (2014)
JCR quartile
1 (2014)
ISSN
0015-752X
DOI
10.1093/forestry/cpu024
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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5751438
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5751438
date created
2014-11-07 09:59:31
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2016-12-19 15:39:50
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  abstract     = {Mixed species stands might contribute to important goals of sustainable forest management, such as higher biological diversity, more resistance and resilience to disturbances and higher carbon storage. Knowledge of stake-holders' perceptions of such ecosystem services in mixed species stands is required for effective policy development. We showed that practitioners' and scientists' perceptions of ecosystem services in mixed species stands in Belgium differed from formal scientific knowledge derived from a synthesis of published studies. The positive perception of supporting, regulating and cultural services in mixed species stands contrasted with less conclusive results from the literature, where positive, negative and neutral effects were reported. Many respondents also signified a lack of information about regulating services. Furthermore, provisioning services were perceived as equal in mixed species stands and monocultures, in contrast to higher productivity demonstrated in mixed species stands in the literature. The regional ( Flanders and Wallonia) ecological and socio-economic context influenced both the perception of ecosystem services and of the importance of management objectives. Our results highlighted the need to address the lack of scientific data, to adapt communication to the ecological and socio-economic context, as well as to improve information flow on regulating services and productivity.},
  author       = {Carnol, Monique and Baeten, Lander and Branquart, Etienne and Gr{\'e}goire, Jean-Claude and Heughebaert, Andr{\'e} and Muys, Bart and Ponette, Quentin and Verheyen, Kris},
  issn         = {0015-752X},
  journal      = {FORESTRY},
  keyword      = {TREE DIVERSITY,BEECH FAGUS-SYLVATICA,EUROPEAN BEECH,DECIDUOUS FORESTS,FUNCTIONAL-ROLE,CLIMATE-CHANGE,NORWAY SPRUCE,BIODIVERSITY,SCIENCE,POLICY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {639--653},
  title        = {Ecosystem services of mixed species forest stands and monocultures: comparing practitioners' and scientists' perceptions with formal scientific knowledge},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpu024},
  volume       = {87},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Carnol, Monique, Lander Baeten, Etienne Branquart, Jean-Claude Grégoire, André Heughebaert, Bart Muys, Quentin Ponette, and Kris Verheyen. 2014. “Ecosystem Services of Mixed Species Forest Stands and Monocultures: Comparing Practitioners’ and Scientists' Perceptions with Formal Scientific Knowledge.” Forestry 87 (5): 639–653.
APA
Carnol, M., Baeten, L., Branquart, E., Grégoire, J.-C., Heughebaert, A., Muys, B., Ponette, Q., et al. (2014). Ecosystem services of mixed species forest stands and monocultures: comparing practitioners’ and scientists' perceptions with formal scientific knowledge. FORESTRY, 87(5), 639–653.
Vancouver
1.
Carnol M, Baeten L, Branquart E, Grégoire J-C, Heughebaert A, Muys B, et al. Ecosystem services of mixed species forest stands and monocultures: comparing practitioners’ and scientists' perceptions with formal scientific knowledge. FORESTRY. 2014;87(5):639–53.
MLA
Carnol, Monique, Lander Baeten, Etienne Branquart, et al. “Ecosystem Services of Mixed Species Forest Stands and Monocultures: Comparing Practitioners’ and Scientists' Perceptions with Formal Scientific Knowledge.” FORESTRY 87.5 (2014): 639–653. Print.