Assessing spatial associations between perceptions of landscape value and climate change risk for use in climate change planning

Raymond, Christopher M. and Brown, Gregory (2011) Assessing spatial associations between perceptions of landscape value and climate change risk for use in climate change planning. Climatic Change, 104 3-4: 653-678. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9806-9


Author Raymond, Christopher M.
Brown, Gregory
Title Assessing spatial associations between perceptions of landscape value and climate change risk for use in climate change planning
Journal name Climatic Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-0009
Publication date 2011-02-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10584-010-9806-9
Volume 104
Issue 3-4
Start page 653
End page 678
Total pages 26
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract This study examines spatially referenced perceived landscape values and climate change risks collected through public participation geographic information systems for potential use in climate change planning. Using survey data from the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, we present a method for identifying perceived landscape values and climate change risks to describe and quantify their spatial associations. Two spatial data models—vector and raster—and two analytical methods—Jaccard coefficients and spatial cross-correlations were used to describe the spatial associations. Results indicate that perceptions of climate change risk are driven, in part, by the values people assign or hold for places on the landscape. Biodiversity and intrinsic landscape values have strong spatial association with biodiversity loss risk while recreation values have strong spatial association with riparian flooding, sea-level rise and wave action risks. Other landscape values show weak to no spatial association with perceived climate change risks. The methodology described in this research provides a mechanism for government agencies to develop place-based adaptation strategies based on these associations.
Keyword Social amplification
Environmental concern
Public perceptions
Place attachment
South Australia
Ecological risk
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 20 April 2010

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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