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Local Information Flows and Decision-Making Requirements

Published on Jan 1, 2013
· DOI :10.4018/978-1-4666-2824-3.ch003
Kathy H. Hodder13
Estimated H-index: 13
(BU: Bournemouth University),
Adrian C. Newton58
Estimated H-index: 58
(BU: Bournemouth University)
+ 3 AuthorsJulie A. Ewald8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)
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Published on Jul 1, 2009in Environmental Impact Assessment Review 3.75
Dilek Unalan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Cardiff University),
Richard John Westley Cowell22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Cardiff University)
This paper analyses the adoption of the EU Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive (2001/42/EC) in Turkey as part of a programme of environmental policy harmonisation for EU accession, to explore the extent to which this is driving wider shifts in modes of environmental governance. To do this, rather than simply assess compliance with Directive in narrow, formal, statutory terms, we use Janicke and Weidner's concept of capacity building, which focuses on the constraints facing societal acti...
Published on Jun 1, 2009in Ecological Complexity 1.71
Matthew Wheatley6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UVic: University of Victoria),
Chris J. Johnson25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UNBC: University of Northern British Columbia)
Abstract Multi-scale studies ostensibly allow us to form generalizations regarding the importance of scale in understanding ecosystem function, and in the application of the same ecological principles across a series of spatial domains. Achieving such generalizations, however, requires consistency among multi-scale studies not only in across-scale sample design, but also in basic rationales used in the choice of observational scale, including both grain and extent. To examine the current state o...
Published on Oct 1, 2008in Biological Conservation 4.45
Mark Reed42
Estimated H-index: 42
(University of Leeds)
The complex and dynamic nature of environmental problems requires flexible and transparent decision-making that embraces a diversity of knowledges and values. For this reason, stakeholder participation in environmental decision-making has been increasingly sought and embedded into national and international policy. Although many benefits have been claimed for participation, disillusionment has grown amongst practitioners and stakeholders who have felt let down when these claims are not realised....
Published on Jul 1, 2007in Environmental Impact Assessment Review 3.75
Mikael Gontier4
Estimated H-index: 4
(KTH: Royal Institute of Technology)
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) provide two interlinked platforms for the assessment of impacts on biodiversity caused by human developments. Alth ...
Published on Jul 1, 2007in Environmental Impact Assessment Review 3.75
Elsa João13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Strathclyde)
Abstract The way in which Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) succeeds in its key aim – to integrate the environment into strategic decision-making – is affected by the choice of both data and scale. The data and scale used within SEA fundamentally shape the process. However, in the past, these issues were often not discussed in an explicit or in-depth way. This article proposes a research agenda, and recommendations for future practice, on data and scale issues in SEA. Future research on d...
Published on Jan 1, 2007in Progress in Planning 3.88
Joanne Tippett7
Estimated H-index: 7
John Handley16
Estimated H-index: 16
Joe Ravetz9
Estimated H-index: 9
It is widely accepted that implementation of sustainable development can be complex, and is difficult to achieve in practice. This research explores the challenges posed by sustainable development in the context of implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive. It offers a conceptual appraisal of a new methodology, which combines participatory processes with ecological planning. Many participatory processes ask people's opinions on pre-formed solutions, instead of helping them d...
Published on Dec 1, 2005in Ecological Applications 4.38
David M. Theobald39
Estimated H-index: 39
(CSU: Colorado State University),
Thomas A. Spies92
Estimated H-index: 92
(USFS: United States Forest Service)
+ 3 AuthorsVirginia H. Dale46
Estimated H-index: 46
(ORNL: Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
How can ecologists be more effective in supporting ecologically informed rural land-use planning and policy? Improved decision making about rural lands requires careful consideration of how ecological information and analyses can inform specific planning and policy needs. We provide a brief overview of rural land-use planning, including recently developed approaches to conservation. Effective participation in land-use planning requires ecologists to understand trade-offs—for example, the need to...
Published on Jan 1, 2005in Scottish Geographical Journal 0.81
Claire Morgan-Davies7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SAC: Scottish Agricultural College),
Tony Waterhouse6
Estimated H-index: 6
(SAC: Scottish Agricultural College)
+ 1 AuthorsMeg L. Pollock4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SAC: Scottish Agricultural College)
Abstract This paper supports the need for new policy developments to produce farm conservation plans specific to local areas. It explores attitudes to land management for conservation and economic goals, and presents views of fanners and local conservationists, who are directly involved in agri‐environmental and farm woodland schemes, in three regions of the Highlands of Scotland. It reviews the current state of Scottish agri‐environmental schemes, and presents results of on‐farm workshops condu...
Published on Jan 1, 2003in BioScience 6.59
Len Broberg1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract Integration of ecological principles into private land-use planning is critical to preservation of biodiversity and functional ecosystems in the United States. Ecologists need to play an active role in shaping land-use decisions to meet those goals. Four areas of action for ecologists are (1) educating members of the staff, planning board, and governing body involved in land-use decisions; (2) serving on a planning commission or governing body; (3) commenting at public hearings; and (4)...
Published on Sep 21, 2001in Science 41.04
Stuart L. Pimm73
Estimated H-index: 73
Márcio Ayres1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 27 AuthorsAndrew P. Dobson85
Estimated H-index: 85
Extinctions stand out amid the global catalog of environmental insults. Extinctions are irreversible and their rate is high and accelerating. Preventing them, however, is neither impractical nor economically impossible. It does require innovative strategies. Implementation raises a number of controversial questions, which are addressed here.
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Published on May 1, 2014in Environmental Modelling and Software 4.55
Jason Papathanasiou11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UoM: University of Macedonia),
Robert E. Kenward27
Estimated H-index: 27
The aims of this paper are to present the requirements and top level design of a decision support system that facilitates the exchange of environmental information between local level and higher levels of government, as well as to assess the possibility to include the local individual in the decision making process. The design of a tool for data collection and exchange of available data also aims to predict impacts of small-scale locally oriented actions by the local administration and residents...