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Knowledge sharing, problem solving and professional development in a Scottish Ecosystem Services Community of Practice

Metzger, Marc J.; Dick, Jan; Gardner, Abi; Bellamy, Chloe; Blackstock, Kirsty; Brown, Calum ORCID iD icon 1; Chisholm, Rachel; Cochrane, Phoebe; Drewitt, Joanna; Gimona, Alessandro; Hester, Alison; Mathieson, Scot; Nijnik, Maria; McVittie, Alistair; Petr, Michal; Smith, Ron; Smith, Mike
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

The ecosystem services framework has now been embodied in policy and practice, creating the need for governance structures that allow science, policy and practice to come together and facilitate shared learning. We describe five years of progress in developing an Ecosystem Services Community of Practice in Scotland, which brings together over 600 individuals from diverse constituencies to share experiences and learn from each other. We consider the ‘community’ and ‘practice’ aspects to demonstrate the benefits of establishing an Ecosystem Services Community (ESCom). We also demonstrate how the journey involved in the creation and continuing evolution of ESCom has proved valuable to researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and students and as such has contributed to social learning. We reflect on challenges, given the voluntary nature, absence of formal institutional support and emergence of initiatives focusing on overlapping topics. Based on our experience, we provide ten recommendations to help future ecosystem services communities of practice.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000096737
Veröffentlicht am 23.07.2019
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-019-01537-0
Zitationen: 9
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1436-3798, 1436-378X
KITopen-ID: 1000096737
HGF-Programm 12.02.02 (POF III, LK 01) Vegetation climate- and land use system
Erschienen in Regional environmental change
Verlag Springer
Band 19
Seiten 2275-2286
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 20.07.2019
Schlagwörter Community of Practice; Scotland; Knowledge exchange; Stakeholder engagement
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