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How does the intention of preserving the forest very among people living in landscapes with different percentages of remaining forest?

Grant number: 16/06690-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): January 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Renata Pardini
Grantee:Karina Campos Tisovec Dufner
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/23457-6 - Interface project: relationships among landscape structure, ecological processes, biodiversity and ecosystem services, AP.BTA.TEM


Planet Earth is undergoing changes at an unprecedented rate, affecting both the social and ecological components of socioecological systems. Interactions within these systems are two-way; on the one hand, humans alter ecosystems, and, on the other hand, the loss of biodiversity and other consequences of changes in ecosystems impair ecosystem services related to human welfare. Understanding how the environmental context where people live, and the services and benefits they receive from forests, influence the intention of preserving these ecosystems is essential for a proper management of socioecological systems. However, we still lack research that addresses this kind of question based on theoretical frameworks, such as the Theory of Planned Behavior, and considers the various types of instrumental values and ecosystem benefits. In this project, we intend to evaluate the relationship between the environmental context in which people live (remaining forest cover at the landscape) and the intention to preserve forest, using data from questionnaires applied by interviews to 120 landowners distributed across 12 landscapes varying in the remaining forest cover. To do so, we will quantify: the degree of contact with forests and the use of benefits provided by forests, how these aspects affect beliefs about the results of preserving the forest, the importance of these beliefs to define the attitude towards preserving the forest, and the relative influence of three determinants (attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control) in defining the intention to preserve the forest. (AU)

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TEIXEIRA, LUCAS; TISOVEC-DUFNER, KARINA CAMPOS; MARIN, GABRIELA DE LIMA; MARCHINI, SILVIO; DORRESTEIJN, INE; PARDINI, RENATA. Linking human and ecological components to understand human-wildlife conflicts across landscapes and species. Conservation Biology, v. 35, n. 1 AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 5.
Academic Publications
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DUFNER, Karina Campos Tisovec. Intention of preserving forest remnants among landowners in the Atlantic Forest: the role of the ecological context and experiences with nature. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências São Paulo.

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