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

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…

Behaviour Change in Agri-Conservation

Declan Heanre Davao July 05, 2010 12:05 PM
I am currently working on a small project to develop communication tools that can encourage uptake of conservation practices amongst small to medium banana growers here in the Phi…

Social Marketing & Traditional Fisheries

Brian Jones Belo-sur-Mer June 11, 2010 02:29 AM
Hello all, I work for an NGO in Southwest Madagascar where we partner with local communities to sustainably manage their traditional fishery resources. One of our goals is to …

Biological Survey - "30 Years Later Expedition"

John Barclay Oxford Mills June 09, 2010 02:54 PM
This year Biologist/Artist team Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad (Canadian Geographic's Environmental Scientist of the Year) will revisit the landscapes they have traveled over the…

Engage Audiences regarding Ocean Health

Sheree Marris Melbourne May 24, 2010 11:38 PM
Hi, I am giving a presentation to a group re ocean health. I am looking for a way to actively engage the audience, to get them up and doing something that will demonstrate the imp…

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

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

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 …

Changing Stoop & Scoop Behavior

Rose Seemann March 19, 2010 11:27 AM
This spring a coalition of groups in Englewood, Colorado is launching a dog waste composting program at a fenced off-leash dog park. We would like to find out if promoting and op…

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

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…

Road Ecology: Signage and Effectiveness

Kate Hayes Toronto January 03, 2010 10:05 AM
Is anyone aware of a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of road signage undertaken by qualified sociologists and/or psychologists? I am aware of several initiatives by…
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