Advanced

Understanding risk in forest ecosystem services: implications for effective risk management, communication and planning

Blennow, Kristina; Persson, Johannes LU ; Wallin, Annika LU ; Vareman, Niklas LU and Persson, Erik (2014) In Forestry 87(2). p.219-228
Abstract
Uncertainty, insufficient information or information of poor quality, limited cognitive

capacity and time, along with value conflicts and ethical considerations, are all aspects that

make risk management and risk communication difficult. This paper provides a review of different risk concepts and describes how these influence risk management, communication, and planning in relation to forest ecosystem services. Based on the review and results of empirical studies, we suggest that personal assessment of risk is decisive for in the management of forest ecosystem services. The results are used together with a review of different principles of the distribution of risk to propose an approach to risk communication that is... (More)
Uncertainty, insufficient information or information of poor quality, limited cognitive

capacity and time, along with value conflicts and ethical considerations, are all aspects that

make risk management and risk communication difficult. This paper provides a review of different risk concepts and describes how these influence risk management, communication, and planning in relation to forest ecosystem services. Based on the review and results of empirical studies, we suggest that personal assessment of risk is decisive for in the management of forest ecosystem services. The results are used together with a review of different principles of the distribution of risk to propose an approach to risk communication that is effective as well as ethically sound. Knowledge of heuristics and mutual information on both beliefs and desires are important in the proposed risk communication approach. Such knowledge provides an opportunity for relevant information exchange, so that gaps in personal knowledge maps can be filled in and effective risk communication can be promoted. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Forestry
volume
87
issue
2
pages
219 - 228
publisher
Oxford University Press
external identifiers
  • wos:000335912700004
  • scopus:84900303279
ISSN
1464-3626
DOI
10.1093/forestry/cpt032
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
de8ebb02-7684-44bd-beea-ac6df91dd257 (old id 4016562)
alternative location
http://forestry.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/cpt032?%20ijkey=TaRBvqcucJ3z4gK&keytype=ref
date added to LUP
2013-09-05 09:17:41
date last changed
2017-09-10 03:27:49
@article{de8ebb02-7684-44bd-beea-ac6df91dd257,
  abstract     = {Uncertainty, insufficient information or information of poor quality, limited cognitive<br/><br>
capacity and time, along with value conflicts and ethical considerations, are all aspects that<br/><br>
make risk management and risk communication difficult. This paper provides a review of different risk concepts and describes how these influence risk management, communication, and planning in relation to forest ecosystem services. Based on the review and results of empirical studies, we suggest that personal assessment of risk is decisive for in the management of forest ecosystem services. The results are used together with a review of different principles of the distribution of risk to propose an approach to risk communication that is effective as well as ethically sound. Knowledge of heuristics and mutual information on both beliefs and desires are important in the proposed risk communication approach. Such knowledge provides an opportunity for relevant information exchange, so that gaps in personal knowledge maps can be filled in and effective risk communication can be promoted.},
  author       = {Blennow, Kristina and Persson, Johannes and Wallin, Annika and Vareman, Niklas and Persson, Erik},
  issn         = {1464-3626},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {219--228},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Forestry},
  title        = {Understanding risk in forest ecosystem services: implications for effective risk management, communication and planning},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpt032},
  volume       = {87},
  year         = {2014},
}