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dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Louise
dc.contributor.authorBoberg, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorCech, Thomas L.
dc.contributor.authorCorcobado, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorDesprez-Loustau, Marie-Laure
dc.contributor.authorHietala, Ari M.
dc.contributor.authorHorta Jung, Marília
dc.contributor.authorJung, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorDoğmuş Lehtijarvi, Hatice Tuğba
dc.contributor.authorOskay, Funda
dc.contributor.authorSlavov, Slavtcho
dc.contributor.authorSolheim, Halvor
dc.contributor.authorStenlid, Jan
dc.contributor.authorOliva Palau, Jonàs
dc.description.abstractPolitical action can reduce introductions of diseases caused by invasive forest pathogens (IPs) and public support is important for effective prevention. The public’s awareness of IP problems and the acceptability of policies aiming to combat these pathogens were surveyed in nine European countries ( N = 3469). Although awareness of specific diseases (e.g., ash dieback) varied, problem awareness and policy acceptability were similar across countries. The public was positive towards policies for informational measures and stricter standards for plant production, but less positive towards restricting public access to protected areas. Multilevel models, including individual and country level variables, revealed that media exposure was positively associated with awareness of IP problems, and strengthened the link between problem awareness and policy acceptability. Results suggest that learning about IPs through the media and recognizing the associated problems increase policy acceptability. Overall, the study elaborates on the anthropogenic dimension of diseases caused by IPs.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this study was obtained through the European BiodivERsA project ‘‘RESIPATH: Responses of European Forests and Society to Invasive Pathogens’’ co-financed by national funds. In Portugal, this research was co-funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation Ref. BIODIVERSA/0002/2012.ca_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofAmbio: A Journal of the Human Environment, 2018ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by, (c) Eriksson et al., 2018ca_ES
dc.subjectMultilevel modelsca_ES
dc.subjectProblem awarenessca_ES
dc.subjectRisk experienceca_ES
dc.titleInvasive forest pathogens in Europe: Cross-country variation in public awareness but consistency in policy acceptabilityca_ES

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