Risk, knowledge, and trust in managing forest insect disturbance
Abstract:Understanding perceptions of risks, awareness, and trust in management agencies is critical to effective management of large-scale forest insect disturbance. In this study, we examined regional variation in public perceptions of risk, compared public and land managers’ perceptions, and examined knowledge and trust as factors in shaping public perceptions of a mountain pine beetle (MPB) (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, 5320-122 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 3S5, Canada. 2: Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology, 515 General Services Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H1, Canada.
Publication date: April 14, 2012
- Published since 1971, this monthly journal features articles, reviews, notes and commentaries on all aspects of forest science, including biometrics and mensuration, conservation, disturbance, ecology, economics, entomology, fire, genetics, management, operations, pathology, physiology, policy, remote sensing, social science, soil, silviculture, wildlife and wood science, contributed by internationally respected scientists. It also publishes special issues dedicated to a topic of current interest.
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Sample Issue
- Reprints & Permissions
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites