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Landscape heterogeneity correlates with recreational values: a case study from Swedish agricultural landscapes and implications for policy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography.
Number of Authors: 32018 (English)In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710, Vol. 43, no 5, p. 696-707Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Agri-environmental schemes are often targeted at heterogenic landscapes to support several ecosystem services besides food production. The question is whether heterogenic landscapes also support recreation values. Previous studies suggest this but statistical analysis of the relation between heterogeneity and recreation is lacking. To assess this, we used a quantitative Landscape Heterogeneity Index (LHI), developed for biodiversity conservation. We asked five different user groups to score 12 photographs of landscapes depicting different LHI. All user groups, especially conservationists and hunters, preferred the heterogeneous landscapes and this difference was statistically significant for all groups except farmers. Accessibility, in terms of roads, had no obvious impact on the recreational value conveyed by the photos. The paper provides evidence that the recreational value amplifies biodiversity-based values of heterogeneous landscapes and argues that such landscapes also provide resilience and insurance value buffering against unexpected risks. Implications for policy are discussed.

HIGHLIGHTS

Recreational value was positively correlated to landscape heterogeneity.

This correlation was statistically significant for all user groups except farmers.

Accessibility, in terms of roads, had no obvious impact on the recreational value.

The multi-functionality of heterogeneous agricultural landscapes including resilience and the insurance value should be better acknowledged in policy.

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2018. Vol. 43, no 5, p. 696-707
Keywords [en]
Common Agricultural Policy, cost-effectiveness, multi-functionality, cultural services, land sharing
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157763DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2017.1335862ISI: 000432212800009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-157763DiVA, id: diva2:1223387
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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