Bringing the sharing-sparing debate down to the ground: Lessons learnt for participatory scenario development

N. Hagemann*, E. H. van der Zanden, B. A. Willaarts, A. Holzkämper, M. Volk, C. Rutz, J. A. Priess, M. Schönhart

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Abstract

The concepts of Land Sharing (LSH) and Land Sparing (LSP) shall help to manage trade-offs between land use and biodiversity conservation but applications in real world contexts are scarce. We review the literature on scenario and stakeholder processes and present a participatory approach to translate the LSH/LSP concept into practice. It is based on a scenario definition process harmonized across five case studies in Europe and resulted in semi-quantitative participative LSH and LSP scenarios. Harmonization eases comparability among case studies despite fundamentally different scenarios due to heterogeneous conditions across the regions. A key challenge was the right level of standardization for the scenario process to reach a common understanding across case study regions while acknowledging regional peculiarities. The resulting scenarios support for regional specific planning recommendations and can be input to quantitative ecosystem service and biodiversity models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104262
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalLand Use Policy
Volume91
Early online date27 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Case studies
  • Land management
  • Land sharing
  • Land sparing
  • Participatory scenarios
  • Transdisciplinary

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