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To increase trust, change the social design behind aggregated biodiversity data [article]

Nico Franz, Beckett Sterner
2017 bioRxiv   pre-print
In particular, trust in an aggregator is not just a feature of the data signal quality provided by the sources to the aggregator, but also a consequence of the social design of the aggregation process  ...  Growing concerns about the quality of aggregated biodiversity data are lowering trust in large-scale data networks.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank the four referees for their constructive and detailed feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1101/157214 fatcat:b7mhhmoprfdd5epc23d3qk3vwm

To increase trust, change the social design behind aggregated biodiversity data

Nico M Franz, Beckett W Sterner
2018 Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation  
In particular, trust in an aggregator is not just a feature of the data signal quality provided by the sources to the aggregator, but also a consequence of the social design of the aggregation process  ...  Growing concerns about the quality of aggregated biodiversity data are lowering trust in largescale data networks.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank the four referees for their constructive and detailed feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1093/database/bax100 pmid:29315357 fatcat:3wqvtpp6wbgfjhg74cmtgmgtmq

Influence of user characteristics on valuation of ecosystem services in Doñana Natural Protected Area (south-west Spain)

2007 Environmental Conservation  
provided by the biodiversity of Doñana.  ...  This study examines the influence of individuals' environmental behaviour and knowledge about the good concerned on the CV results and the CV problem of benefit aggregation in order to determine the extent  ...  Araujo for unselfish help with the interviews, and two anonymous referees for comments that improved this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0376892907004067 fatcat:uoahzqxwl5cd5jdmherajnuly4

Measuring and explaining the willingness to pay for forest conservation: evidence from a survey experiment in Brazil

Zorzeta Bakaki, Thomas Bernauer
2016 Environmental Research Letters  
Restoring public trust in the Brazilian government is key to increasing public support for forest conservation in Brazil.  ...  climate change.  ...  Special thanks go to Beatriz Serra who helped us with the back translation of the survey.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114001 fatcat:4ptdhl7wjjbspeuzhaytjqq5w4

Ethical Motives and Charitable Contributions in Contingent Valuation: Empirical Evidence from Social Psychology and Economics

C.L. Spash
2000 Environmental Values  
A critical review is presented here of some recent research by social psychologists in the US attempting to explain stated behaviour in contingent valuation.  ...  Contingent valuation of the environment has proven popular amongst environmental economists in recent years and has increased the role of monetary valuation in public policy.  ...  This changes from 'how much you would be willing to contribute' under the trust fund to requesting 'a reasonable dollar amount for your taxes to increase'.  ... 
doi:10.3197/096327100129342155 fatcat:t2er5rrrcvffjkidazae2cu7ra

Integrating ecosystem markets to co-ordinate landscape-scale public benefits from nature

Mark S. Reed, Tom Curtis, Arjan Gosal, Helen Kendall, Sarah Pyndt Andersen, Guy Ziv, Anais Attlee, Richard G. Fitton, Matthew Hay, Alicia C. Gibson, Alex C. Hume, David Hill (+8 others)
2022 PLoS ONE  
Ecosystem markets are proliferating around the world in response to increasing demand for climate change mitigation and provision of other public goods.  ...  Central to all types of market were trusted intermediaries, brokers and platforms to aggregate supply and demand, build trust and lower transaction costs.  ...  Thanks to Dr Gordon Mitchell (University of Leeds) for input to one of the reports that formed an early basis for this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0258334 pmid:35020743 pmcid:PMC8754326 fatcat:v6da63futzanjjdwwuqatygx2m

Toward the sustainable intensification of agriculture─a systems approach to policy formulation

2019 Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering  
A pipeline of research, knowledge and capacity building is needed to ensure the continuous increase in farm performance. System models can help prioritise policy interventions.  ...  The second step is to assess current performance.  ...  Acknowledgements This paper develops ideas presented to the International Workshop on Agriculture Green Development, in Beijing in 2018.  ... 
doi:10.15302/j-fase-2019291 fatcat:f7afxq3k35gd3hdj63kyvi2v4m

Network System Challenges in Selective Sharing and Verification for Personal, Social, and Urban-Scale Sensing Applications

Andrew Parker, Sasank Reddy, Thomas Schmid, Kevin K. Chang, Saurabh Ganeriwal, Mani B. Srivastava, Mark H. Hansen, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Allman, Vern Paxson
2006 ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks  
In this paper, we describe the Partisans architecture, featuring infrastructure-supported selective data sharing and verification services.  ...  We envision the blossoming of sensing applications in an urban context, enabled by increasingly affordable and portable sensing hardware, and ubiquitous wireless access to communication infrastructure.  ...  DESIGN CHALLENGES Data are more valuable if they can be verified.  ... 
dblp:conf/hotnets/ParkerRSCGSHBEA06 fatcat:kqbt4y4n6vd6jhoxpsm3wlahai

Determinants and Values of Willingness to Pay for Water Quality Improvement: Insights from Chia Lagoon, Malawi

Rodgers Makwinja, Ishmael Bobby Mphangwe Kosamu, Chikumbusko Chiziwa Kaonga
2019 Sustainability  
, and income), and institutional (civic education and social network, extension, institutional trust, household socio trust) factors and WTP.  ...  The monthly individual aggregate WTP amount ranged from MK696.83 (US$0.95) to MK81697 (US$111.38), and on average MK7870.45 (US$10.73), generating aggregate annual values ranging from MK6, 689,568 (US$9126.29  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11174690 fatcat:tkstavnesrfhdd6dcn24ein7b4

Is WTP an attitudinal measure? Empirical analysis of the psychological explanation for contingent values

Anthony M. Ryan, Clive L. Spash
2011 Journal of Economic Psychology  
In contradiction to the attitudinal hypothesis, the decision to bid zero or positive appears to represent a complex psychological appraisal.  ...  Evidence reported here shows the need to qualify the role of this attitudinal explanation.  ...  Study 1 was sponsored by the European Commission DG XII under the project on "Social Processes of Environmental Valuation" co-ordinated by References  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.joep.2011.07.004 fatcat:wfjdszbt7rgdfp25qc43tofbgq

Towards a Common Agricultural Data Space in the European Union: A Sustainable Development Perspective

Katarzyna Kosior
2021 Wieś i Rolnictwo  
common data space in agriculture could contribute to environmental, economic and social sustainability in the EU.  ...  The design of the common data space in agriculture as well as the rules for data access and use should therefore be carefully considered.  ...  With the planned regulatory changes some of the most prominent problems in the agricultural data economy, and specifically data concentration, limited data interoperability, lack of trust in data aggregators  ... 
doi:10.53098/wir022021/03 fatcat:urhmcc73cfcqboiqb7e2timjqe

The Role of Volunteers and Citizen Scientists in Addressing Declining Water Quality in Irish River Catchments

Donna Weiner, Julian Bloomer, Ruairí Ó Conchúir, Catherine Dalton
2022 Citizen Science: Theory and Practice  
In response, there has been an increased effort to involve local communities in ICM through a bottom-up, nature-based citizen science approach to activate local cooperation and environmental stewardship  ...  The continuing decline in water quality in Ireland, even with appropriate regulations, commendable governance changes, and expansion of citizen science, suggests more work is necessary before there will  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The assistance provided by Liz Gabbett and the Maigue Rivers Trust is greatly appreciated.  ... 
doi:10.5334/cstp.447 doaj:e59610a816304482baa53f030116a63e fatcat:wvkhxsrj2jflziey53ndqqdmje

Activity units for re-greening cities

Stuart Connop, M. Salvemini, Berardi Laura, Darryl Newport, Marcus J. Collier
2014 Zenodo  
interested in current understanding in relation to the benefits that green infrastructure can bring to cities in terms of increasing sustainability and resilience.  ...  how decision-making tools can support the design and planning process for urban green infrastructure; how biodiversity can benefit from design incorporating biomimicry of regional context; how green infrastructure  ...  infrastructure implementation and to generate data on reasoning behind decisions related to urban green infrastructure implementation.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3940927 fatcat:c3qcgs4vungbjfrw55aeamgv7e

International Policy Opportunities for True Cost Accounting in Food and Agriculture [chapter]

Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Zoltán Kálmán, Alexander Müller
2021 True Cost Accounting for Food  
societal progress and using the data to improve well-being.  ...  We are woefully behind on the first target and have much work to do on both.  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781003050803-13 fatcat:7l22gvowsrcopm2o5sds4o7bbm

Land Trusts and Conservation Easements: Who Is Conserving What for Whom?

2004 Conservation Biology  
However, easily available information on protected resources is too aggregated to determine what is actually being conserved, and more detailed data is widely scattered and hence difficult to synthesize  ...  To understand the contribution of these arrangements to the preservation and restoration of biodiversity, conservation biologists need to identify the biological resources likely to be conserved and those  ...  Gerhart, and two anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments on the subject.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.00401.x fatcat:evr3e3udujhbbeiqkijzgyjox4
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