New publication explores the prioritisation of ecosystem services and the role of political and cultural worldviews

Explorers of the project “BEF-Up” and scientists of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt recently published a study in the journal “People and Nature” with the title: “Cultural worldviews consistently explain bundles of ecosystem service prioritisation across rural Germany”. Therefore, 321 people from the exploratories were surveyed about their worldviews, but also about their ecosystem service prioritisation (e.g. food production, an aesthetic landscape). As a result, so-called ‘worldview types’ could be identified, who prioritise certain ecosystem services, but also hold a certain worldview. According to the scientists, this could contribute to improved communication about land use.

Read more about the study in the Senckenberg press release.

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