Assessing and coping with uncertainties in landscape planning: an overview

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dc.identifier.uri Neuendorf, Felix von Haaren, Christina Albert, Christian 2018-05-18T09:47:42Z 2018-05-18T09:47:42Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Neuendorf, F.; von Haaren, C.; Albert, C.: Assessing and coping with uncertainties in landscape planning: an overview. In: Landscape Ecology 33 (2018), S. 861-878. DOI:
dc.description.abstract Context: Although uncertainties are ubiquitous in landscape planning, so far, no systematic understanding exists regarding how they should be assessed, appropriately communicated and what impacts they yield on decision support. With increasing interest in the role of uncertainties in science and policy, a synthesis of relevant knowledge is needed to further promote uncertainty assessment in landscape planning practice. Objectives: The aim of this paper is to synthesize knowledge about types of uncertainties in landscape planning, of methods to assess these uncertainties, and of approaches for appropriately coping with them. Methods: The paper is based on a qualitative literature review of relevant papers identified in the ISI Web of Knowledge and supplemented by frequently cited publications. The identification and synthesis of relevant information was guided by a developed framework concerning uncertainty in landscape planning. Results: The main types of uncertainties identified in landscape planning are data-, model-, projection- and evaluation uncertainty. Various methods to address these uncertainties have been identified, including statistical methods for the assessment of uncertainties in planning approaches that help to cope with uncertainties. The integration of uncertainty assessments into landscape planning results is lacking. Conclusions: The assessment of uncertainties in landscape planning have been addressed by science, but what is missing are considerations and ideas on how to use this knowledge to foster uncertainty analysis in landscape planning practice. More research is needed on how the application of identified approaches into landscape planning practice can be achieved and how these results might affect decision makers. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Dordrecht : Springer Netherland
dc.relation.ispartofseries Landscape Ecology 2018 (2018)
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.subject Communication of uncertainty eng
dc.subject Environmental planning eng
dc.subject Landscape planning eng
dc.subject Uncertainty eng
dc.subject Uncertainty assessment eng
dc.subject.ddc 570 | Biowissenschaften, Biologie ger
dc.title Assessing and coping with uncertainties in landscape planning: an overview
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 0921-2973
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 33
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 861
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 878
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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