Science communication is needed to inform risk perception and action of stakeholders - Université de Tours Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of Environmental Management Year : 2020

Science communication is needed to inform risk perception and action of stakeholders

Abstract

Stakeholders are critical environmental managers in human-dominated landscapes. In some contexts, stakeholders can be forced to personally act following their own observations and risk perception instead of science recommendation. In particular, biological invasions need rapid control actions to reduce potential socio-ecological impacts, while science-based risk assessments are rather complex and time-delayed. Although they can lead to important detrimental effects on biodiversity, potential time-delayed disconnections between stakeholders' action and science recommendations are rarely studied. Using the case study of western European beekeepers controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina nigrithorax for its suspected impact on honey bee colonies, we analysed mechanisms underlying personal actions of stakeholders and how they evolved in science disconnection. Personal actions of stakeholders were causal-effect linked with their risk observation but disconnected to time-delayed science predictions and recommendations. Unfortunately, these science-disconnected actions also led to dramatic impacts on numerous species of the local entomofauna. These results highlight the need to improve mutual risk communication between science and action in the early-stages of management plans to improve the sustainably of stakeholders’ practices.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
S0301479719317013.pdf (1.71 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin Files produced by the author(s)
Licence

Dates and versions

hal-02794332 , version 1 (21-07-2022)

Licence

Identifiers

Cite

Fabrice Requier, Alice Fournier, Quentin Rome, Éric Darrouzet. Science communication is needed to inform risk perception and action of stakeholders. Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 257, pp.109983. ⟨10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109983⟩. ⟨hal-02794332⟩
153 View
75 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More