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van den Heuvel, LotteORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9421-1778
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Blicharska, M., Smithers, R. J., Kuchler, M., Munaretto, S., van den Heuvel, L. & Teutschbein, C. (2023). The water–energy–food–land–climate nexus: Policy coherence for sustainable resource management in Sweden. Environmental Policy and Governance
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The water–energy–food–land–climate nexus: Policy coherence for sustainable resource management in Sweden
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2023 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The concept of a ‘nexus’ across issues regarding the management of natural resources has gained increasing academic attention in recent years, but there is still relatively limited research on the application of the nexus approach for evaluating policies. This study analyses coherence among the main goals of five policy areas (water, energy, food, land, and climate) in Sweden, drawing upon a desk review, expert assessment, and interaction with stakeholders. The main objective is to enhance understanding of opportunities and challenges posed by such a nexus, understand policy interactions in Sweden, and provide insights into the use of policy coherence analysis as an integral part of resource nexus assessments. The analysis reveals synergies and conflicts between policy goals. For example, Sweden's environmental quality objectives (EQOs) regarding land and all the goals regarding water are either synergistic or neutral. Likewise, climate policy goals are well aligned with the goals regarding energy and ground water quality. On the other hand, the key goal for agriculture, which is food production, is the least coherent with those of the other policy areas. There are conflicts between the EQOs and goals regarding agricultural and forestry production. Stakeholders also indicate that climate goals are treated with higher priority than the goals of other policy areas. Notably, some interactions between policy goals are synergistic or conflicting depending on the context or their interpretation. Implementation of existing goals depends on relevant stakeholders' interests, priorities and interpretations, and on existing prevailing discourses in society, often supported by higher level policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2023
Keywords
coherence analysis, natural resource management, policy coherence, Sweden, WEF nexus
National Category
Environmental Sciences Geosciences, Multidisciplinary Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Political Science; Earth Science with specialization in Environmental Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-510558 (URN)10.1002/eet.2072 (DOI)001044790600001 ()
Funder
European Commission, 689150 SIM4NEXUS
Available from: 2023-08-31 Created: 2023-08-31 Last updated: 2023-09-04Bibliographically approved
van den Heuvel, L. & Rönnbäck, P. (2023). What you see isn't always what you get: On how anglers' fish stock perceptions are influenced by motivations, satisfaction and engagement. Fisheries Research, 258, Article ID 106519.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What you see isn't always what you get: On how anglers' fish stock perceptions are influenced by motivations, satisfaction and engagement
2023 (English)In: Fisheries Research, ISSN 0165-7836, E-ISSN 1872-6763, Vol. 258, article id 106519Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recreational anglers collectively spend a great amount of time on fishing activities. While being out fishing, these anglers perceive various components of aquatic ecosystems, allowing them to accumulate knowledge of the ecological status of the system and the fish they are targeting in it. Such fishers' ecological knowledge (FEK) is increasingly being recognized as a valuable source of information in fisheries research and management, but it has also been criticized for a lack of accuracy. People's perceptions of their environment are shaped by a variety of psychological and environmental factors, and the same is expected for anglers' perceptions of fish stocks and the resulting FEK. This study assessed anglers' perceived change in salmon and sea trout stocks at the Mo center dot rrum river in Sweden, comparing the year that they first fished there to the present (2019). In addition, effects on these perceptions of the anglers' motivations to fish, satisfaction with catches, and their engagement with this fishery were examined. The majority of the respondents perceived a negative trend for both species, even when the reported total catches during the year they first fished at Mo center dot rrum were lower than the present catches. Binomial regression models indicated significant influences of engagement at Mo center dot rrum on the anglers' stock trend perceptions. The results of this study emphasize the importance of understanding different individual angler characteristics when collecting and interpreting FEK. Moreover, the fact that anglers with a longer history at Mo center dot rrum had a more negative perception overall, regardless of actual stock status in their first year in this fishery, suggests the occurrence of the shifting baseline syndrome in recreational fisheries. Therefore, the prevailing narrative on stock trends and its effect on angler perceptions should be considered when using FEK.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Fishers? ecological knowledge, Angler perceptions, Catch orientation, Engagement, Accuracy
National Category
Ecology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-493166 (URN)10.1016/j.fishres.2022.106519 (DOI)000895506500002 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00227
Available from: 2023-01-12 Created: 2023-01-12 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
van den Heuvel, L., Blicharska, M., Stensland, S. & Rönnbäck, P. (2022). Been there, done that?: Effects of centrality-to-lifestyle and experience use history on angling tourists' loyalty to a Swedish salmon fishery. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 39, Article ID 100549.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Been there, done that?: Effects of centrality-to-lifestyle and experience use history on angling tourists' loyalty to a Swedish salmon fishery
2022 (English)In: Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, ISSN 2213-0780, Vol. 39, article id 100549Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The incorporation of theories and methods from tourism research in recreational fisheries research is not common practice, despite many parallels between the two research fields. Adopting a tourism perspective could contribute to our understanding of angling tourists' attitudes and preferences and help identify the factors affecting the recruitment and retention of anglers. The concept of destination loyalty reflects a tourist's intention to revisit or recommend a destination, and provides a suitable avenue for studying (repeated) visits to a fishing destination. This study assessed the destination loyalty of angling tourists targeting Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and sea trout (Salmo trutta L.) at the Mo spacing diaeresis rrum river in southern Sweden. A structural equation model validated positive relationships between the psychological dimensions of destination image, satisfaction, place attachment and destination loyalty. In addition, centrality of the angling activity to the anglers' life was identified as a precursor of place attachment and subsequent loyalty. Moreover, anglers with a high experience use history for fishing at Mo spacing diaeresis rrum scored higher than other anglers on several of the indicators for image, satisfaction, place attachment and loyalty. These results show how applying a tourism perspective to traditional recreational fisheries research may help to explain angler loyalty to a recreational fishery, which ultimately contributes to the management of visitor numbers and experiences. The measurement model used in this study can inform future studies involving angling destination loyalty and contribute to creating a universal measurement scale for this construct and its antecedents. Finally, this study holds several implications for fishing destination marketing and management in terms of supporting diversification of the visiting angler population and the experiences the destination provides.Management implications: The model presented in this study highlights the importance of destination image in promoting satisfaction, place attachment and ultimately destination loyalty in a fishing destination. Moreover, we discuss how understanding angler heterogeneity may inform selective marketing efforts and promote loyalty in a variety of anglers. Additionally, we suggest how improving catch and non-catch related destination attributes could enhance the quality of the fishing experience as a whole, which improves satisfaction and fosters place attachment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Fishing tourism, Fishing destination management, Satisfaction, Structural equation modeling, Revisit intentions
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-486784 (URN)10.1016/j.jort.2022.100549 (DOI)000861777100006 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00227
Available from: 2022-10-17 Created: 2022-10-17 Last updated: 2022-10-17Bibliographically approved
van den Heuvel, L., Blicharska, M., Blyth, S. & Rönnbäck, P. (2020). Catch reporting in recreational fishing: Swedish anglers’ attitudes andpreferences, and the effect of social factors. Fisheries Research, 223, Article ID 105444.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Catch reporting in recreational fishing: Swedish anglers’ attitudes andpreferences, and the effect of social factors
2020 (English)In: Fisheries Research, ISSN 0165-7836, E-ISSN 1872-6763, Vol. 223, article id 105444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recreational fishing activities have the potential to negatively affect fish populations worldwide, but data about fishing pressure is lacking in many countries. The Swedish government anticipates tackling this problem by implementing a national catch reporting program. Through an online survey among members of the Swedish Anglers Association (±60.000 members), this study gathers the attitudes and preferences of Swedish anglers (n=910) through a variety of statements relating to the potential introduction of a catch reporting program and investigates the effects of different social factors (consumptive orientation, motivations to fish, centrality to life and environmental attitude) on these attitudes and preferences. The results reveal that support for a potential catch reporting program was high for most anglers. Significant positive relationships were found between support for a catch reporting program and the sense of responsibility towards conservation issues, the desire to catch big fish and experiencing the environment as a motivation to fish. On the other hand, the desire to keep fish and catch large numbers of fish had a significant negative relationship with catch reporting support. Support for a mandatory catch reporting program increased with age, education level, income and years of fishing experience. Despite the generally positive attitude towards a potential catch reporting program, consumptive orientation, motivations to fish, environmental attitude and demographic characteristics were proven to play an important role in the anglers’ preferences towards catch reporting, and should not be overlooked when designing such a program. Our study shows that investigation of the social composition of an angler population is vital to obtain a better understanding of the diversity of attitudes and preferences towards recreational fisheries management, which can in turn facilitate implementation of management measures, such as catch reporting programs. Since this study focused only on members of the national angling association, who are likely more avid than non-members, additional research is needed to obtain results that are more representative of the total Swedish angler population.

Keywords
Recreational angling, Human dimension, Consumptive orientation, Environmental attitude, Collaborative monitoring
National Category
Fish and Wildlife Management
Research subject
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406082 (URN)10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105444 (DOI)000509622800012 ()
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
van den Heuvel, L., Blicharska, M., Masia, S., Susnik, J. & Teutschbein, C. (2020). Ecosystem services in the Swedish water-energy-food-land-climate nexus: Anthropogenic pressures and physical interactions. Ecosystem Services, 44, Article ID 101141.
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2020 (English)In: Ecosystem Services, ISSN 2212-0416, E-ISSN 2212-0416, Vol. 44, article id 101141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, challenges of natural resource management have been addressed with a sectoral policy approach. However, it is increasingly recognised that different sectors are interconnected in a complex and mutually in-teracting system. A nexus approach is proposed to identify synergies and trade-offs between sectors and to foster the sustainable and efficient use of resources, particularly in light of climate change. The nexus approach has led to studies identifying interactions between policy objectives across nexus sectors, but the physical interactions between nexus sectors that can be the result of policy interactions, have received less attention. Nevertheless, such interactions can have severe consequences for the environment, affecting ecosystems and the services they provide. Integrating the nexus approach and the ecosystem service concept may help to better understand pressures and impacts related to a resource nexus and to address trade-offs. In this study, literature and expert assessment are used to analyse the water-energy-food-land-climate nexus in Sweden through the lens of the ecosystem services concept to gain insights into interactions between the nexus sectors. By demonstrating how anthropogenic pressures originating from the nexus sectors affect ecosystem functions and services, this paper serves as a foundation to further inform policy making (within and outside Sweden) when considering the water-energy-food-land-climate nexus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER, 2020
Keywords
Nexus approach, Ecosystem functions, Ecosystem services, Cross-sectoral impacts, Policy implications, Decision making
National Category
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-420575 (URN)10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101141 (DOI)000552657600002 ()
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 689,150 SIM4NEXUS
Available from: 2020-09-30 Created: 2020-09-30 Last updated: 2020-11-13Bibliographically approved
Blyth, S., van den Heuvel, L., Blicharska, M., Bergström, U., Ovegård, M., Rönnbäck, P. & Sundblad, G.Beyond asking the right questions: Accounting for biases in a recreational fishery survey.
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(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Keywords
selection bias, survey research, human dimensions, fishing motivation, fishing satisfaction, multispecies fishery
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-520533 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-12 Created: 2024-01-12 Last updated: 2024-01-12
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