"Drivers of European landscape change: stakeholers' perspectives through Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping" has been awarded the 2019 best paper prize by the journal 'Landscape Research'.
"Drivers of European landscape change: stakeholers' perspectives through Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping" has been awarded the 2019 best paper prize by the journal Landscape Research.
Among its 10 authors are dr. Theo van der Sluis (first author), Prof. dr. Bas Arts, dr. Kasper Kok and dr. Marion Bogers of Wageningen Universit & Research.
The prize aims to encourage, celebrate and reognise high-quality contributions to the field of landscape research, says the journal. "Selecting the best paper prize is a two-step process, which commences with our International Editorial Advisory Board nominating what they see as being the best paper published over a 12-month period. Their nominations then form a shortlist from which the Editorial Team selects an overall winner."
This paper analyses the factors an drivers of landscape change in five different regions in Europe. It compares these landscapes, and concludes that all show a decline in quality as a result of complex change processes and the (un)intended impact of EU policies.