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Part of the solution? Stakeholder awareness, information and engagement in tree health issues

Marzano, M, Dandy, N, Bayliss, HR, Porth, E and Potter, C (2015) Part of the solution? Stakeholder awareness, information and engagement in tree health issues BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 17 (7). pp. 1961-1977.

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Abstract

The dangers posed to wooded environments from tree pests introduced by the expansion of international trade in live plants and the continued use of wood packaging in transporting materials have been widely accepted. A lack of awareness of the issues amongst key stakeholders involved in the movement of these materials can hamper an effective response as their unaltered behaviours continue to have unintended consequences. Better communication and engagement is needed to enrol this wider range of actors, such as plant buyers, traders and woodland owners, in preventative action or mitigation of tree pest impacts. However, as this review paper shows, current published evidence on awareness levels and effective engagement methods is limited, and lessons must be sought from research into other closely related issues such as invasive plants. We provide a summary of this available evidence, related to key stakeholder groupings, their levels of awareness and current modes of information provision and reception. It show what can at best be described as mediocre levels of awareness, and highlights the role of traditional media, such as television and newspapers, as sources of information. It further notes the urgent need for research to more fully map the tree health stakeholder landscape and to further our understanding of how to increase awareness and effect changes in behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Marzano, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dandy, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bayliss, HRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Porth, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Potter, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 July 2015
Identification Number : 10.1007/s10530-015-0850-2
Copyright Disclaimer : Crown Copyright 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Tree health, Stakeholders, Pests, Knowledge, Communication, Awareness, INVASIVE PLANTS, NATURAL DISTURBANCE, FOREST INSECT, UNITED-STATES, EXOTIC BARK, RISK, PERCEPTIONS, COLEOPTERA, MANAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2016 15:52
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2016 15:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811203

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