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A framework for incorporating sense of place into the management of marine systems


van Putten, IE and Plaganyi, EE and Booth, K and Cvitanovic, C and Kelly, R and Punt, AE and Richards, SA, A framework for incorporating sense of place into the management of marine systems, Ecology and Society, 23, (4) Article 4. ISSN 1708-3087 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5751/ES-10504-230404


Successfully managing current threats to marine resources and ecosystems is largely dependent on our ability to understand and manage human behavior. In recent times we have seen increased growth in research to understand the human dimension of marine resource use, and the associated implications for management. However, despite progress to date, marine research and management have until recently largely neglected the critically important role of "sense of place," and its role in influencing the success and efficacy of management interventions. To help address this gap we review the existing literature from various disciplines, e.g., environmental psychology, and sectors, both marine and nonmarine sectors, to understand the ways is which sense of place has been conceptualized and measured. Doing so we draw on three key aspects of sense of place, person, place, and process, to establish a framework to help construct a more organized and consistent approach for considering and representing sense of place in marine environmental studies. Based on this we present indicators to guide how sense of place is monitored and evaluated in relation to marine resource management, and identify practical ways in which this framework can be incorporated into existing decision-support tools. This manuscript is a first step toward increasing the extent to which sense of place is incorporated into modeling, monitoring, and management decisions in the marine realm.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:human dimensions, indicators, management, marine environment, place attachment, values, sense of place, ecosystem management, decision-making
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:van Putten, IE (Dr Ingrid Van Putten)
UTAS Author:Plaganyi, EE (Dr Eva Plaganyi-Lloyd)
UTAS Author:Booth, K (Associate Professor Kate Booth)
UTAS Author:Cvitanovic, C (Dr Christopher Cvitanovic)
UTAS Author:Kelly, R (Dr Rachel Kelly)
UTAS Author:Richards, SA (Dr Shane Richards)
ID Code:128484
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-09-25
Last Modified:2019-03-15
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