No polarization–Expected Values of Climate Change Impacts among European Forest Professionals and Scientists

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No polarization–Expected Values of Climate Change Impacts among European Forest Professionals and Scientists. / Persson, Johannes; Blennow, Kristina; Goncalves, Luisa; Borys, Alexander; Dutca, Ioan; Hynynen, Jari; Janeczko, Emilia; Lyobenova, Mariyana; Martel, Simon; Merganic, Jan; Merganicova, Katarina; Peltoniemi, Mikko; Petr, Michal; Reboredo, Fernando; Vacchiano, Giorgio; Reyer, Christopher.

I: Sustainability (Switzerland), Vol. 7, Nr. 12, 27.03.2020.

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Persson, J, Blennow, K, Goncalves, L, Borys, A, Dutca, I, Hynynen, J, Janeczko, E, Lyobenova, M, Martel, S, Merganic, J, Merganicova, K, Peltoniemi, M, Petr, M, Reboredo, F, Vacchiano, G & Reyer, C 2020, 'No polarization–Expected Values of Climate Change Impacts among European Forest Professionals and Scientists', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 7, nr. 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072659

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Persson J, Blennow K, Goncalves L, Borys A, Dutca I, Hynynen J, Janeczko E, Lyobenova M, Martel S, Merganic J, Merganicova K, Peltoniemi M, Petr M, Reboredo F, Vacchiano G, Reyer C. 2020. No polarization–Expected Values of Climate Change Impacts among European Forest Professionals and Scientists. Sustainability (Switzerland). 7(12). https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072659

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Persson, Johannes ; Blennow, Kristina ; Goncalves, Luisa ; Borys, Alexander ; Dutca, Ioan ; Hynynen, Jari ; Janeczko, Emilia ; Lyobenova, Mariyana ; Martel, Simon ; Merganic, Jan ; Merganicova, Katarina ; Peltoniemi, Mikko ; Petr, Michal ; Reboredo, Fernando ; Vacchiano, Giorgio ; Reyer, Christopher. / No polarization–Expected Values of Climate Change Impacts among European Forest Professionals and Scientists. I: Sustainability (Switzerland). 2020 ; Vol. 7, Nr. 12.

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T1 - No polarization–Expected Values of Climate Change Impacts among European Forest Professionals and Scientists

AU - Persson, Johannes

AU - Blennow, Kristina

AU - Goncalves, Luisa

AU - Borys, Alexander

AU - Dutca, Ioan

AU - Hynynen, Jari

AU - Janeczko, Emilia

AU - Lyobenova, Mariyana

AU - Martel, Simon

AU - Merganic, Jan

AU - Merganicova, Katarina

AU - Peltoniemi, Mikko

AU - Petr, Michal

AU - Reboredo, Fernando

AU - Vacchiano, Giorgio

AU - Reyer, Christopher

PY - 2020/3/27

Y1 - 2020/3/27

N2 - The role of values in climate-related decision-making is a prominent theme of climatecommunication research. The present study examines whether forest professionals are more drivenby values than scientists are, and if this results in value polarization. A questionnaire was designedto elicit and assess the values assigned to expected effects of climate change by forest professionalsand scientists working on forests and climate change in Europe. The countries involved covered anorth-to-south and west-to-east gradient across Europe, representing a wide range of bio-climaticconditions and a mix of economic–social–political structures. We show that European forestprofessionals and scientists do not exhibit polarized expectations about the values of specific impactsof climate change on forests in their countries. In fact, few differences between forest professionalsand scientists were found. However, there are interesting differences in the expected values of orest professionals with regard to climate change impacts across European countries. In NorthernEuropean countries, the aggregated values of the expected effects are more neutral than they are inSouthern Europe, where they are more negative. Expectations about impacts on timber production,economic returns, and regulatory ecosystem services are mostly negative, while expectations aboutbiodiversity and energy production are mostly positive.

AB - The role of values in climate-related decision-making is a prominent theme of climatecommunication research. The present study examines whether forest professionals are more drivenby values than scientists are, and if this results in value polarization. A questionnaire was designedto elicit and assess the values assigned to expected effects of climate change by forest professionalsand scientists working on forests and climate change in Europe. The countries involved covered anorth-to-south and west-to-east gradient across Europe, representing a wide range of bio-climaticconditions and a mix of economic–social–political structures. We show that European forestprofessionals and scientists do not exhibit polarized expectations about the values of specific impactsof climate change on forests in their countries. In fact, few differences between forest professionalsand scientists were found. However, there are interesting differences in the expected values of orest professionals with regard to climate change impacts across European countries. In NorthernEuropean countries, the aggregated values of the expected effects are more neutral than they are inSouthern Europe, where they are more negative. Expectations about impacts on timber production,economic returns, and regulatory ecosystem services are mostly negative, while expectations aboutbiodiversity and energy production are mostly positive.

KW - Climate change impacts

KW - Decision-Making

KW - risk perception

KW - homogeneity of expected values

KW - value polarization

KW - strength of expected values

KW - climate change impacts

KW - decision-making

KW - risk perception

KW - homogeneity of expected values

KW - value polarization

KW - strength of expected values

U2 - 10.3390/su12072659

DO - 10.3390/su12072659

M3 - Article

VL - 7

JO - Sustainability

JF - Sustainability

SN - 2071-1050

IS - 12

ER -