Periodic Reporting for period 2 - RELATE (Environmental Spaces and the Feel-Good Factor: Relating Subjective Wellbeing to Biodiversity)
Reporting period: 2019-04-01 to 2020-09-30
Objective 1: explored how people relate to different biodiversity attributes, both positively and negatively, across all classes of cultural ecosystem services and types of human-nature experience. This objective has been tackled through two systematic reviews and four weekend-long deliberative participatory workshops which have generated a particularly extensive and rich dataset. The quantitative and qualitative data offer an interpretative account of the diverse ways people relate to, experience and culturally construct biodiversity attributes in the context of their wellbeing. The complete dataset comprises around 140 hours of transcript material from approximately 200 participants.
Objective 2: quantifies variation in how people value different biodiversity attributes using a range of monetary and non-monetary valuation techniques. The analytical processes for the non-monetary elements is now almost complete and ready to be written up into a top-quality peer-reviewed journal paper. Moreover, there has been considerable interest in this objective from across the policy and practice communities, from both conservation and health perspectives. The monetary component is ongoing.
Objective 3: understands how co-occurrence between biodiversity and people may change across space and time, and the impact this may have on human-biodiversity relationships. This represents the bulk of the research to be conducted in the latter stages of RELATE.