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Ekosystemtjänster: En studie kring hur medvetna Järvafältets besökare är om ekosystemtjänster.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine how aware people are of ecosystem services. The study was restricted to Järvafältet in Stockholm, where a good mapping of the ecosystem services has been done. The questions this report will focus on are; 1) do visitors of Järvafältet know what ecosystem services are? 2) are visitors aware of the ecosystem services that Järvafältet is contributing with? The study was done as a survey, with questions focusing on the ecosystem services that are available on Järvafältet. Through a number of statements about what ecosystem services are considered to contribute with, the survey examined the degree to which the visitors agreed with the statements, but also if they knew what ecosystem services are. A total of 65 people answered the survey and the responses showed that 28 % did know what ecosystem services are. Statements regarding regulating ecosystem services had more ‘do not know’ answers than other types of ecosystem services. The questions about providing services had most varied response, with nearly as many ‘do not know’ and ‘agree’ answers. Most of the questions were about cultural ecosystem services, and on those statements the majority answer ‘agree’ or ‘agree completely’. To conclude; the survey showed that most of the visitors did not know what ecosystem services are. However, the responses indicate that visitors still have paid attention to ecosystem services, even if the visitors were unaware of the term ecosystems services.

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2016. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
Ecosystem services, urban areas, Järvafältet, Stockholm
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-122801DiVA: diva2:941336
Available from: 2016-10-19 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved

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