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A Reciprocal Triangulation Process For Identifying And Mapping Potential Land Use Conflict

Evans, JD ORCID: 0000-0002-8145-8878, Kirkpatrick, JB ORCID: 0000-0002-3152-3299 and Bridle, KL 2018 , 'A Reciprocal Triangulation Process For Identifying And Mapping Potential Land Use Conflict' , Environmental Management (New York): An International Journal for Decision-Makers, Scientists and Environmental Auditors , doi: 10.1007/s00267-018-1076-8.

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Abstract

Land use in many areas is highly contested. An understanding of the nature of such conflicts, and of spatial variation intheir intensity, is required to develop planning solutions. We present a novel process for attaining these outcomes whichinvolves mapping of values and potential conflict between stakeholders determined using participatory GIS (PGIS)processes. Our starting point was an a priori identification of the values that were potentially in conflict. We producedquantitative and qualitative maps of each of the values that formed a basis for workshop discussion among smallstakeholder groups. Each participant was asked to complete a questionnaire to determine their values and their attitudesto land use and to map the places that they would not be prepared to lose. Principal components analysis was used toidentify the major independent axes in values and attitudes among all participants. We then used repeatable descriptivequantitative procedures to identify attitude groups. These analyses allowed us to identify potential conflicts betweenvalues that could be expressed in land use, spatial variation in attachment of groups and the intensity of potentialconflict. In our test of the process in the Tarkine region of Tasmania, Australia, we found that land use conflict wasmultidimensional, involving incompatible recreational activities and incompatibility between nature conservationand economic production. Two-fifths of the area was shown to be not in contest, with considerable spatial variation inthe intensity of conflict potential in the remainder. This latter variation could facilitate a process of land usecompromise.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Evans, JD and Kirkpatrick, JB and Bridle, KL
Keywords: Environmental conflict potential, PGIS, compromise, attitudes, reciprocal triangulation, Tarkine
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Management (New York): An International Journal for Decision-Makers, Scientists and Environmental Auditors
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0364-152X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s00267-018-1076-8
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