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Title:Forest managers’ perspectives on environmental changes in the biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube
Authors:ID Sallmannshofer, Marcus (Author)
ID Damjanić, Rok (Author)
ID Vacik, Harald (Author)
ID Westergren, Marjana (Author)
ID Baloh, Tjaša (Author)
ID Božič, Gregor (Author)
ID Ivanković, Mladen (Author)
ID Kovács, Gyula (Author)
ID Lanšćak, Miran (Author)
ID Lapin, Katharina (Author)
ID Nagy, Laszlo (Author)
ID Krajter Ostoić, Silvija (Author)
ID Orlović, Saša (Author)
ID Stojnić, Srđan (Author)
ID Železnik, Peter (Author)
ID Zlatković, Milica (Author)
ID Schueler, Silvio (Author)
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Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:Logo SciVie - Slovenian Forestry Institute
Abstract:Riparian forests are particularly vulnerable to environmental change and anthropogenic influences because they are highly dynamic ecosystems, thus proper adaptation measures are crucial. The implementation of these measures, however, strongly depends on the actors’ perceptions of the specific problems occurring in such forests. For understanding the constraints of specific interest groups toward different adaptation activities, information in this field is essential. By conducting a questionnaire survey we explore how different types of forest managers, i.e., forestry professionals, forest owners, and conservation managers, perceive the effects of environmental change on forest management in the recently established Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube. We show that these forest managers are highly aware of ongoing environmental changes and appraise deteriorating forest conditions, especially after observing changes themselves. Abiotic damage is expected to increase the most, followed by biotic damage, the spread of non-native species, and tree dieback. Nearly 80% of the survey respondents expect further changes and almost all of them intend to adapt their management of forests to mitigate or prepare for these changes. Nevertheless, we show differences in sensitivity to change and willingness to initiate adaptation actions by assessing adaptation thresholds: conservation managers appear generally more tolerant to changes, which results in higher thresholds to initiate management adaptation than forestry professionals
Keywords:biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube, forest management, sensitivity to environmental change, stakeholder perception, adaptation thresholds, riparian forest tree species
Publication status in journal:Published
Article version:Publisher's version of article
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:14 str.
Numbering:Vol. 6, art. no.ǂ1160166
PID:20.500.12556/DiRROS-16605 New window
ISSN on article:2624-893X
DOI:10.3389/ffgc.2023.1160166 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:154082563 New window
Note:Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 31. 5. 2023;
Publication date in DiRROS:31.05.2023
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Record is a part of a journal

Title:Frontiers in forests and global change
Shortened title:Front. for. glob. change
Publisher:Frontiers Media S.A.
COBISS.SI-ID:5283750 New window

Document is financed by a project

Project number:DTP2-044-2.3
Name:Project REFOCuS Resilient Riparian Forest in the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve
Acronym:Project REFOCuS

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:P4-0107-2020
Name:Gozdna biologija, ekologija in tehnologija


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Keywords:biosferni rezervat Mura-Drava-Donava, gospodarjenje z gozdovi, okoljske spremembe, percepcija deležnikov, prilagoditveni pragovi, obrežne gozdne drevesne vrste