Nationalparks Austria NPA
Eintrag Nr. 37938
Ecosystem services and alternative concepts of human-nature relationship: stakeholders perspectives on their relevance in river landscape management
Diplomarbeiten Nationalpark Gesäuse
Nationalpark Gesäuse GmbH
Despite its' growing importance in research, the practical relevance of this concept for river management is lacking behind. To investigate potential reasons for this science-practice gap and ways to move the concept's application in practice forward a survey among different stakeholder groups was conducted and their perceptions regarding the ES concept were analyzed. The potential for its application in river landscape management practice was also investigated by conducting a survey on different stakeholders' perceptions of the availability and importance of ES. Thereby the concept's applicability as communication and education instrument as well as potential approach to assess the success of river restoration was identified.