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dc.contributor.authorKueffer, C.
dc.contributor.authorKull, C.A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-21T12:07:14Z
dc.date.available2017-12-21T12:07:14Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKueffer, C. and Kull, C.A. (2017). Non-native Species and the Aesthetics of Nature. In: Impact of Biological Invasions on Ecosystem Services. Vilà, M. and Hulme, P.E. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. pp. 311-324.en
dc.identifier.issn1874-7809en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2372
dc.description.abstractHow humans perceive and judge nature and relate it to their life is shaped by emotional, cognitive, cultural, and social factors. Whether a species is considered native, non-native, or invasive can affect such aesthetics of nature by interacting with our emotions, affronting or confirming our cognitive categories, or engaging in our social, economic, and cultural worlds. Consequently, how humans perceive and judge the presence of such species, or how they judge an ecosystem or landscape change triggered by them, is not fixed or easy to define. Here, some of the psychological, cognitive, and social dimensions that influence how humans judge non-native and invasive species and their effects on ecosystems are reviewed. It is concluded, at least in the case of non-native species, that the reduction of aesthetics to a ‘service’ is problematic, for it occludes the complex psychological and social processes that shape divergent perceptions of changing species distributions.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland 2017en
dc.subjectAestheticsen
dc.subjectCultural ecosytem servicesen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectJudgementen
dc.subjectLandscapeen
dc.subjectNativismen
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectPolitical ecologyen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectSocialen
dc.subjectValuationen
dc.titleNon-native species and the aesthetics of natureen
dc.typeBookChaptersen
dc.cibjournalImpact of Biological Invasions on Ecosytem Servicesen
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