A new approach to thinking about and categorizing human-nature relationships.

Published online
20 Jan 2022
Published by
British Ecological Society
Content type
Miscellaneous
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DOI
10.1002/pan3.10296

Author(s)
Lehnen, L. & Arbieu, U. & Böhning-Gaese, K. & Díaz, S. & Glikman, J. A. & Mueller, T.

Publication language
English

Abstract

This paper describes an individual- and entity-specific perspective into an existing, broader conceptual framework connecting nature and people (the IPBES conceptual framework). Based on the resulting new framework, a typology is introduced that categorizes individual relationships with entities of nature using individual attitude, behavioral preference, and behavior. Together, those three dimensions indicate if individual behavior impacting an entity is voluntary and shaped by the entity's impacts on individual quality of life or moral motives, or if it is involuntary and shaped by implementation barriers preventing the individual from behaving in the desired way.

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