Linking Social Norms to Efficient Conservation Investment in Payments for Ecosystem Services

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Chen, X., Lupi, F., He, G., & Liu, J. (2009). Linking social norms to efficient conservation investment in payments for ecosystem services. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(28), 11812-11817. doi:10.1073/pnas.0809980106.
An increasing amount of investment has been devoted to protecting and restoring ecosystem services worldwide. The efficiency of conservation investments, including payments for ec…

Commitment of Farmers to Environmental protection: From Social Pressure to Environmental Conscience

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Michel-Guillou, E., & Moser, G. (2006). Commitment of farmers to environmental protection: From social pressure to environmental conscience. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(3), 227-235.
This study focuses on identifying the differences between traditional farmers (those who maintained traditional agricultural practices) and pro-environmental farmers (those who co…

Using Tailored Information and Public Commitment to Improve the Environmental Quality of Farm Lands: An Example from the Netherlands

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Lokhorst, A.M., van Dijk, J., Staats, H., van Dijk, E., & de Snoo, G. (2010). Using tailored information and public commitment to improve the environmental quality of farm lands: An example from the Netherlands. Human Ecology, 38(1), 113-122.
By adopting nature conservation practices, farmers can enhance the environmental quality and biodiversity of their land. In this exploratory study, a behavioral intervention that …

Children's Moral Evaluations of Ecological Damage: The Effect of Biocentric and Anthropocentric Intentions

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Kortenkamp, K., & Moore, C. (2009). Children's moral evaluations of ecological damage: The effect of biocentric and anthropocentric intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(8), 1785-1806.
Moral evaluations of ecologically damaging events were studied in 5th, 8th, and 11th graders and college students (N = 246). Participants made 4 kinds of judgments about 2 scenari…

Content Analysis: A Technique for Measuring Attitudes Expressed in Environmental Education Literature

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Burrus-Bammel, L. L., Bammel, G., & Kopitsky, K. (1988). Content analysis: A technique for measuring attitudes expressed in environmental education literature. Journal of Environmental Education, 19, 4, 32-37.
Demonstrated a content analysis approach to documentary research involving archive material. The 5 steps of (1) defining the population, (2) determining the sample, (3) isolatin…

Behavior Analysis and Environmental Protection: Where Have all the Flowers Gone?

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Geller, E. S. (1991). Behavior analysis and environmental protection: Where have all the flowers gone?. ?, ?, ?, 269-273.

Harvesting Methods in Canada's Forests: A Discussion Paper from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

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Thompson, S. (1994). Harvesting methods in Canada's forests: A discussion paper from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

Canada's Agricultural and Trade Policies: Implications for Rural Renewal and Biodiversity

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Sopuck, R. D. (1993). Canada's agricultural and trade policies: Implications for rural renewal and biodiversity. National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

The Logic of Competing Information Campaigns: Conflict Over Old Growth and the Spotted Owl

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Lange, J. I. (1993). The logic of competing information campaigns: Conflict over old growth and the spotted owl.. Communication Monographs, 60, 239-257.
This qualitative case study examines the nature of the competing information campaigns offered by environmental and timber industry groups as they conflict over the Northern spott…

Population, Resources, and Environment: Implications of Human Behavioral Ecology for Conservation

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Low, B. S., & Heinen, J. T. (1993). Population, resources, and environment: Implications of human behavioral ecology for conservation. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 15, 1, 7-41.
Asserts that while humans have evolved to a state in which we can cause global extinction, we have not evolved to consider the global population our family. If human resource use …

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