Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2520792
Sist endret: 6. oktober 2021, 13:15

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2520792
Sist endret: 6. oktober 2021, 13:15
Prosjekt

TradMod: From traditional resource use to modern industrial production: holistic management in Western Norway

prosjektleder

Inger Elisabeth Måren
ved Institutt for biovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Universitetet i Bergen

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 9.362.000
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 280299

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. august 2018 Slutt: 30. april 2023

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Tittel

TradMod: From traditional resource use to modern industrial production: holistic management in Western Norway

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Norway's west coast is one of the most resource-rich parts of the country, with a diverse economy related to fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture, tourism, hydropower, and the petroleum industry. This resource-based economy is changing in parallel with the changing dynamics of human usage patterns in these social-ecological systems. The rate of this change has accelerated over the last ten years.This has led to a need for a greater understanding of the connections between land use, environmental quality, climate change, ecosystem services and biodiversity in order to address negative consequences at local and regional scales, where directing research and action towards new solutions through a holistic approach is necessary steps for sustainable development. This approach also reflects the UN 2030 Agenda and the work nationally and internationally with the sustainable development goals. By choosing Nordhordland (consisting of 9 municipalities), which has now been named Norway's very first biosphere reserve under UNESCO's "Man and the Biosphere" programme, we employ the land-use and natural resource use gradient from the coast in the west to the mountains in the east to shed light on the following issues and restructuring processes:1) TradMod involves people in Nordhordland through citizen science, dialogue meetings and interviews, to map knowledge and perceptions of ecosystems and ecosystem services (that is, nature's benefits top people) and people's willingness to take care of and develop rural, suburban and urban environments. In this way, we have mapped key ecosystem services in the Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere. Through active involvement, we co-produce new knowledge that forms the basis for good knowledge-based management in the region, e.g. by asking people which ecosystem services they value, using Public Participation Geographical Information Systems (PPGIS). Results: These results are now being prepared for publication.2) Through experiments and surveys, we produce new insights about processes of biological change in semi-natural or "domesticated" ecosystems, what we like to call cultural landscapes. We analyze how grazing livestock function as "landscape engineers", given the historical and ecological importance of this management regime. We investigate the effects of sheep, goat and cow grazing in the outer and middle fjord areas with regard to plant and insect diversity, soil chemistry and carbon storage. Results: PhD candidate Morgane Kerdoncuff will conclude this work after concluding field seasons.3) We work closely with local stakeholders and partners to analyze innovation mechanisms that facilitate the green transition, where value creation is based on knowledge-based and sustainable solutions. Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere has prepared its strategy document through a series of input meetings with a range of private and public actors, and we have followed this process closely. Results: Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere strategy document.4) We are developing a platform for communication and knowledge sharing within the Nordhordland biosphere area that will strengthen development and cooperation in the region. It will also strengthen the focus on sustainable development and provide tangible tips and examples of how we can contribute to the sustainability agenda. Results: Results: Webpage and social media pages frequently informing the inhabitants of Nordhordland about on-going projects, processes, news, meetings and initiatives.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Inger Elisabeth Måren

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for biovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Silje Andrea Hjortland Östman

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for biovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Morgane Alizée Kerdoncuf

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for biovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Alicia May Donnellan Barraclough

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Jarrod Cusens

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for biovitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
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