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Barbara Schröter

Barbara Schröter
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research/Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies

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In this study we explore the concept of boundary organizations in the context of collaborative network initiatives which aim to achieve collective action to improve ecosystem services governance at landscape scale. We are specifically interested to analyze how the boundary, which exists between actors with mainly economic interests, related to prod...
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Are you worried about the climate and biodiversity crises and related events like heavy rainfalls and floods, high carbon emissions, sudden heat waves, or loss of species? Are you already doing something to help solve these problems? To reduce flood risks, we can give rivers more space by reconnecting floodplains. To store carbon and help to slow d...
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Naturbasierte Lösungen beschreiben Maßnahmen, die ökologische Prozesse nutzen, um gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen zu adressieren. In Flusslandschaften trägt beispielsweise die Revitalisierung von Auen dazu bei, die Risiken von Hochwasserspitzen im Unterlauf zu vermindern. Gleichzeitig erbringen naturbasierte Lösungen häufig vielfältige Zusatznu...
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Nature-based solutions – understood here as actions that utilize ecological processes to address societal challenges – can play key roles in creating integrated development concepts for river landscapes. This contribution aims at elaborating the concept of nature-based solutions with a focus on such river landscapes. We present ten propositions tha...
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Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are currently promoted as a panacea for improving human-nature relations. Yet the way of amplifying and mainstreaming NbS beyond scientific demonstrator projects into policy contexts is still bearing shortcomings, in particular in the uncertain futures of a post-COVID-19 world. Successful NbS amplification may be achiev...
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Calls for transformative change and participatory modes of knowledge production demand researchers to assume new roles. This paper synthesizes the literature on knowledge co-production and researcher roles to explore challenges for researchers involved in transdisciplinary environmental management projects. Our research methods combine a scoping re...
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Solving grand environmental societal challenges calls for transdisciplinary and participatory methods in social ecological research. These methods enable co-designing the research, co-producing the results, and co-creating the impacts together with concerned stakeholders. COVID-19 has had serious impacts on the choice of research methods, but refle...
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Over the last two decades, alternative and holistic concepts, such as Nature-based Solutions (NbS) were introduced and adopted by policy-makers, including to the field of flood protection, thereby causing a paradigm shift towards flood risk management. The inclusion of natural water retention measures (NWRM) such as dike relocation and floodplain r...
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Stakeholder groups engage in ecosystem services coproduction as both coproducers and beneficiaries. Stakeholder group perceptions of their own and each other’s roles in ecosystem services coproduction therefore influence how ecosystem services are provided in a given landscape. However, only a few studies have investigated self-perceived and attrib...
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Dieses Handbuch führt in die Grundlagen der Planung naturbasierter Lösungen in Flusslandschaften ein. Es hilft Ihnen als Planer*innen, Entscheidungsträger*innen, Fachleuten, lokalen Aktionsgruppen oder sonstigen Stakeholdern und Akteur*innen, die sich im weitesten Sinne mit nachhaltigem Flussmanagement, Stadtplanung oder Landmanagement beschäftigen...
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Nature-based solutions (NBS), understood as actions that use ecosystem processes to address societal needs, can play important roles to future-proof river landscape development for people and nature. However, knowledge gaps exist how NBS can be planned and implemented at landscape scales. This Special Issue brings together insights and experiences...
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Die Europäische Wasserrahmenrichtlinie (WRRL) wird weltweit als eine der ambitioniertesten Umweltverordnungen anerkannt. Sie verlangt die Wiederherstellung des guten chemischen und ökologischen Zustandes oder des guten ökologischen Potenzials aller europäischen Gewässer bis zum Jahr 2027. Die WRRL wurde im Jahr 2000 ratifiziert, aber die Ergebnisse...
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Conventional pastureland management has brought Southern Brazilian dairy farms to a financial and environmental crisis. In this context, the management-intensive grazing system (MIG) emerges as a viable alternative to conventional pastureland management. This study aims to analyze the Social-Ecological System (SES) transformation process of the dai...
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Nature-based solutions (NBS) for mitigating climate change are gaining popularity. The number of NBS is increasing, but research gaps still exist at the governance level. The objectives of this paper are (i) to give an overview of the implemented NBS for flood risk management and mitigation in Germany, (ii) to identify governance models that are ap...
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The fulfilment of the benefits resulting from services provided by nature requires an integrated framework that combines appropriate ecosystem service governance with spatially explicit models of service provision. Here, we propose using a social‐ecological network approach to develop a ‘landscape governance framework’ that identifies how different...
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Improving the adoption of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) requires learning from successes and failures. Knowledge derived from implemented cases helps to identify for instance drivers and barriers of NBS implementation, generates lessons learned, and supports their upscaling. Online data pools that catalogue information from NBS case studies may help...
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Nature-based solutions (NBS) find increasing attention as actions to address societal challenges through harnessing ecological processes, yet knowledge gaps exist regarding approaches to landscape planning with NBS. This paper aims to provide suggestions of how planning NBS can be conceptualized and applied in practice. We develop a framework for p...
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Payments for ecosystem services (PES) have played an increasingly important role in environmental conservation. In line with international trends, a growing number of governmental programs in China are embracing these policy innovations, which were labelled under the broad notion of “eco-compensation”. However, recent research indicates that the un...
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Weak governance is a major threat to sustainable development, especially in rural contexts and within ecosystems of great social and economic value. To understand and compare its arrangement in the grasslands and wetlands of the Colombian Llanos and the Paraguayan Pantanal, we build upon the Institutional and Development Framework (IAD) as we explo...
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The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) entered into force in December 2000; it marks a decisive turn in European water governance and related policies, management practices and restoration trends. After 20 years of implementation through two anagement cycles, EU member states have transposed the WFD requirements into national law, performed b...
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The integration of upgrading strategies (UPS) as part of the livelihood strategies of small farmers is vital for enhancing their food systems. The success of the UPS implementation largely relies on the interactions among key actors. Understanding the complex social realities of farmers is essential for adapting strategies to the local context. The...
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The concept of Ecosystem Services (ES) highlights that human wellbeing depends on nature and is a ‘whole system aware’ view. Land-sea systems are examples of complex systems including interfaces that can be perceived as boundaries, overlooking connections of the whole system. We explored the occurrence of several features of scientific knowledge bu...
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Ländliche Räume sind in der Diskussion. In einigen Gebieten Deutschlands schrumpft die Bevölkerung. Dieser Trend wird sich absehbar fortsetzen und insbesondere jene Gegenden betreffen, die fernab der Ballungszentren liegen. Zum anderen steigen die Flächenansprüche in ländlichen Räumen unvermindert an. Angesichts knapper werdender landwirtschaftlich...
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Nature-based solutions (NBS) in river landscapes, such as restoring floodplains, can not only decrease flood risks for downstream communities but also provide co-benefits in terms of habitat creation for numerous species and enhanced delivery of diverse ecosystem services. This paper aims to explore how landscape planning and governance research ca...
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In response to the risks ecosystems and ecosystem services (ES) are exposed to, and to guarantee resilience of socio-ecological systems in the long run, human beings have to react; they have to employ certain strategies to direct developments. There are multiple questions to ask: how should they act in a transformative way? How do individuals and o...
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This paper describes the lessons learnt from the German TEEB report ‘Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE: Ecosystem services in rural areas’ with respect to the design of agricultural policies as well as policies for flood prevention and nitrogen reduction. To this end, a three-day workshop was conducted with practitioners to discuss and provide reco...
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While transdisciplinarity offers a way to tackle complex social-ecological challenges, transdisciplinary research is a challenging task in itself. The integration of research methods across academic disciplines, the collaboration between researchers and practitioners, and the need to balance societal and disciplinary academic impacts pose many diff...
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Governance is key to tackling water challenges and transforming water management under the increasing pressures of competing water uses and climate change. Diverse water governance regimes have evolved in different countries and regions to regulate the development and management of water resources and the provision of water services. Scholars and p...
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For researchers, conducting face-to-face interviews is always a challenge as it often turns into a one-way directed information retrieval. Therefore, interviewees not always are very motivated, enthusiastic and cooperative in responding to the questions. In the end, this has implications for the quality of the interview data. To improve the intervi...
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Navigating the evolution of river landscapes towards more sustainable pathways requires transdisciplinary research including diverse stakeholders. A thorough understanding of stakeholder interests, including potential conflicts and options for convergence, is critical for the design and implementation of such transdisciplinary research. So far, onl...
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While in many cases the benefits of ecosystem services (ES) can be enjoyed on different scales, the provision of ES requires engagement and commitment at the local scale. Therefore, the local level becomes important when thinking about compensation schemes or payments for ecosystem services (PES) as an approach to managing ES. The difficult task of...
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Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) are criticized, amongst other reasons, for their basis in ideas suited to the neoliberal political economy and for the unequal distribution of power inherent in such models. However, PES can be a natural resource management approach that combines social and environmental objectives so that they not only serve t...
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Comunidades que vivem em áreas de proteção integral vivenciam situações conflituosas. Neste artigo analisamos o estudo de caso da Comunidade de Marujá, do Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso (PEIC) (Cananeia, São Paulo, Brasil) e demonstramos soluções práticas que podem ser aplicadas para outras áreas protegidas caracterizadas pelos mesmos conflitos...
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This a contribution to the Correspondence section in Nature. The following paragraph represents the full text: The lack of a precise definition for the term 'nature-based solutions' risks making it seem arbitrary and impractical (see Nature 541, 133–134; 2017). We therefore propose three criteria for applying these solutions that will strengthen...
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We analyze four case studies from Latin America using the concept of multilevel governance to assess at what vertical and horizontal levels and in what roles various state, market, and civil society actors interact for successful community-based environmental management (CBEM). In particular, we address the problem of how a conflict over natural re...
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Technological innovations in agricultural land use management can provide economic benefits and an important contribution to the provision of ecosystem services. However, the active implementation of management approaches regarding the provision of ecosystem services is not in the focus of economic actors because of the public good characteristic o...
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In Brief Economic growth is a paradigm foreign to most traditional communities, as their culture is closely connected to a sustainable way of living that keeps natural resources intact over long periods of time, and is based on group rather than individual welfare. With changing frame conditions such communities often struggle to find ways to maint...
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Das Buch gibt eine Einführung in das politische System Mexikos, wobei die zentralen politischen Institutionen, Akteure und Politikfelder vorgestellt werden. Das Ende des autokratischen Herrschaftssystems der Partei der Institutionalisierten Revolution (PRI) im Jahr 2000 und die damit verbundene Transition zur Demokratie bilden dabei einen Dreh- und...
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O projeto CiVi.net - the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) and their networks in community based environmental management - tem como objetivo analisar, transferir e divulgar soluções baseadas em comunidades consideradas de sucesso na gestão de serviços ecossistêmicos na América Latina. No Brasil o projeto apresenta três estudos de caso...
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Communities situated in protected areas generate conflicts among park administrators, residents and scientists. Should they stay or should they go? This article presents a positive example of a community existing in a state park. The study describes the community’s governance process as well as how the park administration and the community solve th...
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El artículo examina las definiciones del concepto de "clientelismo" para proponer una definición universal. En primer término, se consideran diferentes subtipos de clientelismo que explican su capacidad de adaptarse a circunstancias cambiantes. Luego, se extiende el concepto a partidos políticos clientelares, su forma de organización y sus estrateg...
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EPICC applies a polycentric governance and environmental justice approach to investigate four selected commodity chains (cattle, palm oil, gold and tin) that ‘feed’ the European market. EPICC seeks to map the governance and power links that connect the multiple territories of production and transformation and their plural legal systems with the European regulatory, political and socio-economic space. By doing so, EPICC identifies and analyses leverage points (chokeholds) and blind spots, and sheds light on the micro and macro conditions that may facilitate the mitigation of environmental and social impacts that occur at the selected locations of production (in Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia).
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The main objective of cp³ is to analyze the potential of collaborative governance approaches to address ‘institutional misfit’ in agricultural landscape management. Institutional misfit occurs when governance approaches are not well-aligned to the spatial, temporal, and functional requirements of the ecosystem services they are meant to govern.