Biocultural approaches to sustainability: a systematic review of the scientific literature

  • Jan Hanspach (Creator)
  • Lisbeth Jamila Haide (Creator)
  • Elisa Oteros-Rozas (Creator)
  • Anton Stahl Olafson (Creator)
  • Natalie M. Gulsrud (Creator)
  • Chris Raymond (Creator)
  • Mario Torralba (Creator)
  • Berta Martín-López (Creator)
  • Claudia Bieling (Creator)
  • María García-Martín (Creator)
  • Christian Albert (Creator)
  • Thomas Beery (Creator)
  • Nora Fagerholm (Creator)
  • Isabel Díaz-Reviriego (Creator)
  • Annika Drews-Shambroom (Creator)
  • Tobias Plieninger (Creator)

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Abstract Current sustainability challenges demand approaches that acknowledge a plurality of human-nature interactions and worldviews, for which biocultural approaches are considered appropriate and timely. This systematic review analyses the application of biocultural approaches to sustainability in scientific journal articles published between 1990 and 2018 through a mixed methods approach combining qualitative content analysis and quantitative multivariate methods. The study identifies seven distinct biocultural lenses, i.e. different ways of understanding and applying biocultural approaches, which to different degrees consider the key aspects of sustainability science - inter and transdisciplinarity, social justice and normativity. The review suggests that biocultural approaches in sustainability science need to move from describing how nature and culture are co-produced to co-producing knowledge for sustainability solutions, and in so doing, better account for questions of power, gender and transformations, which has been largely neglected thus far. Methods Data collection and processing are described in the main manuscript and the supplementary information. Usage Notes A detailed description of the individual variables can be found in the main manuscript and the supplementary information. There are no missing values.
Date made available2020-Jun-25
PublisherDryad
Temporal coverage1990 - 2018
Date of data production1990 - 2018
  • Biocultural approaches to sustainability: a systematic review of the scientific literature

    Hanspach, J., Haide, L. J., Oteros-Rozas, E., Olafsson, A. S., Gulsrud, N. M., Raymond, C. M., Toralba, M., Martín-López, B., Bieling, C., García-Martín, M., Albert, C., Beery, T. H., Fagerholm, N., Díaz-Reviriego, I., Drews-Shambroom, A. & Plieninger, T., 2020, In: People and Nature. 2, 3, p. 643-659 16 p.

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