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Private forest owners’ conceptualisation of forest management: a Multiple Indicators and Multiple Causes (MIMIC) model


Žunić, Marijana; Teslak, Krunoslav
Private forest owners’ conceptualisation of forest management: a Multiple Indicators and Multiple Causes (MIMIC) model // New Advances in Statistical Methods Applications for a Better World
Zagreb: Croatian Statistical Association, 2018. str. 65-65 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Private forest owners’ conceptualisation of forest management: a Multiple Indicators and Multiple Causes (MIMIC) model

Autori
Žunić, Marijana ; Teslak, Krunoslav

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
New Advances in Statistical Methods Applications for a Better World / - Zagreb : Croatian Statistical Association, 2018, 65-65

Skup
ISCCRO - International Statistical Conference in Croatia

Mjesto i datum
Opatija, Hrvatska, 10-11.05.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Ecosystem management ; Forest management conceptualisation ; MIMIC model ; Private forest owners

Sažetak
Political changes and policy reforms from 1990 brought processes of restitution and privatization on Croatian territory and changed forest ownership structure. Such changes coupled with altered ecological, socio- economic and market conditions shaped diverse forest owners’ management objectives. Private forest owners play a significant role in sustaining forest ecosystems by providing wood and other goods and services. Their interpretation of forest management is seen as “hands of” management. To understand this perception between the official message what forest management should be and forest owners’ interpretation we conducted a survey among private forest owners in Croatia (n=1007). The owners were asked to indicate their level of agreement with 19 statements defining forest management on a five-point Likert scale. We applied a Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC) approach to investigate the effect of age, income, gender, property size and distance from forest property on the structure of a hypothesised three-factor model consisting of “maintenance forest management” (MAINT), “ecosystem-centred management” (EM) and “economics-centred management” (ECON). Private forest owners conceptualised forest management as a multidimensional system emphasizing EM as the most important dimension. The most agreed definitions were “Preserving the forestland for future generations” and “Taking care of the forest health and disease prevention” while “Work in the forest, e.g. using a chainsaw, doing forest operations” was less important. Distance from the forest property was the most important predictor of EM. Forest owners living more than 20 km from their property value ecosystem management more. This can be explained by pronounced depopulation of rural areas and changing forest owners’ values. When it comes to private forest management planning and designing forest policies these facts have to be taken into account.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Šumarstvo



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