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Kumblad, L., Petersson, M., Aronsson, H., Dinnétz, P., Norberg, L., Winqvist, C., . . . Hammer, M. (2024). Managing multi-functional peri-urban landscapes: Impacts of horse-keeping on water quality. Ambio, 53, 452-469
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2024 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 53, p. 452-469Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Eutrophication assessments in water management to quantify nutrient loads and identify mitigating measures seldom include the contribution from horse facilities. This may be due to lack of appropriate methods, limited resources, or the belief that the impact from horses is insignificant. However, the recreational horse sector is growing, predominantly in multi-functional peri-urban landscapes. We applied an ecosystem management approach to quantify nutrient loads from horse facilities in the Stockholm Region, Sweden. We found that horses increased the total loads with 30-40% P and 20-45% N, with average area-specific loads of 1.2 kg P and 7.6 kg N ha-1 year-1. Identified local risk factors included manure management practices, trampling severity, soil condition and closeness to water. Comparisons of assessment methods showed that literature standard values of area-specific loads and water runoff may be sufficient at the catchment level, but in small and more complex catchments, measurements and local knowledge are needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2024
Keywords
Eutrophication, Land use modelling, Local measures, Nutrient load assessment, Water runoff modelling
National Category
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52748 (URN)10.1007/s13280-023-01955-9 (DOI)001101389700002 ()37973703 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85176806359 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

This study was enabled by the financial support from the foundation Thureus Forskarhem och Naturminne, BalticSea2020, BalticWaters and Formas.

Available from: 2023-11-21 Created: 2023-11-21 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Janzén, T., Choudhury, F., Hammer, M., Petersson, M. & Dinnétz, P. (2024). Ticks: public health risks in urban green spaces. BMC Public Health, 24(1), Article ID 1031.
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2024 (English)In: BMC Public Health, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 24, no 1, article id 1031Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Urban green spaces are important for human health, but they may expose visitors to tick-borne diseases. This not only presents a potential public health challenge but also undermines the expected public health gains from urban green spaces. The aim of this study is to assess the public health risk of tick-borne diseases in an urban green space used for recreation in Stockholm, Sweden.

Methods: We used a mixed method approach identifying both the magnitude of the tick hazard and the extent of the human exposure to tick-borne diseases. At six entry points to an urban green space, we sampled ticks and documented microhabitat conditions from five randomly assigned 2 m × 2 m plots. Surrounding habitat data was analyzed using geographical information system (GIS). Nymphs and adult ticks were tested for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum using TaqMan qPCR. Positive B. burgdorferi (s.l.) ticks were further analyzed by nested PCR amplification and sequence analysis. Population census data and visitor count data were used to estimate the degree of human exposure to tick-borne diseases. To further understand the degree to which visitors get in contact with infected ticks we also conducted interviews with visitors to green spaces.

Results: High tick densities were commonly found in humid broadleaved forest with low field vegetation. High pathogen prevalence was significantly correlated with increasing proportions of artificial areas. Integrating the tick hazard with human exposure we found that the public health risk of tick-borne diseases was moderate to high at most of the studied entry points. Many of the visitors frequently used urban green spaces. Walking was the most common activity, but visitors also engaged in activities with higher risk for tick encounters. Individual protective measures were connected to specific recreational activities such as picking berries or mushrooms.

Conclusions: The number of visitors can be combined with tick inventory data and molecular analyses of pathogen prevalence to make crude estimations of the public health risk of tick-borne diseases in urban green spaces. The risk of encountering infected ticks is omnipresent during recreational activities in urban green spaces, highlighting the need for public health campaigns to reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2024
Keywords
Ixodes persulcatus, Ixodes ricinus, Exposure, Habitat; Hazard, Human activity, Microhabitat, Recreation, Tick-borne diseases
National Category
Natural Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53599 (URN)10.1186/s12889-024-18540-8 (DOI)001201501900004 ()38614967 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85190373009 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 52/12
Note

As manuscript in dissertation

Available from: 2024-02-27 Created: 2024-02-27 Last updated: 2024-04-29Bibliographically approved
Janzén, T. (2023). Factors responsible for Ixodes ricinus presence and abundance across a natural-urban gradient. SND
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2023 (English)Data set, Primary data
Abstract [en]

In 2017, ticks and field data were collected from 12 different sites in Stockholm County originally chosen as random controls for another study but was never used. In 2019, we collected ticks and field data at 35 randomly selected sites along the natural-urban gradient. To calculate and urbanization index, we used the proportion of artificial surfaces surrounding each site. All sampling sites were visited once with a total of 295 sampling plots inventoried for ticks and field data. For each sampling plot, we recorded date, time, temperature, weather conditions, number of ticks, vegetation height and tree stem density surrounding the inventory plot. To retrieve large landscape characteristics, we established 10 buffer zones ranging from 100m to 1000m around each sampling site in GIS using satellite land cover maps (retrieved from: https://www.naturvardsverket.se/verktyg-och-tjanster/kartor-och-karttjanster/nationella-marktackedata/ladda-ner-nationella-marktackedata/). These maps have a spatial resolution of 10m and include the following main categories 1) Forest and seminatural areas, 2) Open areas, 3) Arable land, 4) Wetlands, 5) Artificial surfaces and 6) Inland and marine water. These main categories are further divided into subcategories with detailed information regarding the different land cover classes. In the analyses, we used the main categories, with the exception of Forest and seminatural areas where we included eight individual forest types: Pine forest, Spruce forest, Mixed coniferous forest, Mixed forest, Broadleaved forest, Broadleaved hardwood forest, Broadleaved forest with hardwood forest and Temporarily non-forest. To calculate landscape configuration metrics at each sampling site, we used land cover data from the GIS buffers with a 1000m radius, exported to GeoTIFF format and analyzed them with FRAGSTATS version 4. For landscape heterogeneity we used Shannons’ diversity index (SHDI) and to measure the aggregation of landscape attributes we used Contagion (CONTAG). As measures of forest configuration, we used percent of forest cover (PLAND) and total forest edge length (TE). All statistical analyses were performed with R version 4.0.3. To analyze the effect of possible risk factors for tick abundance in different greenspaces across the natural-urban gradient, we used generalized linear mixed models assuming Poisson distributed residuals. As the data contained a larger proportion of zeros than would be expected according to a Poisson or a negative binomial distribution causing overdispersion, we fitted zero-inflated Poisson models using the package glmmTMB (generalized linear mixed models using Template Model Builder).

Abstract [sv]

För att förstå utbredningen av den vanliga fästingen Ixodes ricinus, undersökte vi hur både lokala faktorer och olika landskapsegenskaper påverkar förekomsten av fästingar i grönområden längs med urbaniseringsgradienten i Stockholms län, Sverige. Fästingar och fältdata samlades in under 2017 och 2019 och analyserades i relation till habitatdata och landskapsdata framtaget från geografiskt informationssystem (GIS). 2017 samlades fästingar och fältdata in från 12 olika platser i Stockholms län som ursprungligen hade valts som slumpmässiga kontroller till en annan studie men aldrig använts. 2019 samlades fästingar och fältdata in från 35 olika platser längs med urbaniseringsgradienten. Dessa 35 platser valdes slumpmässigt ut med hjälp av GIS. För att beräkna urbaniseringsgraden för varje plats, använde vi andelen exploaterad mark i en 1000m buffertzon. För de 12 första insamlingsplatserna under 2017 valde vi slumpmässigt ut 10 2m × 2m rutor för inventering av fästingar och fältdata. På de 35 platser som vi inventerade 2019, samlade vi in fästingar i 5 2m × 2m rutor. Vi besökte alla platser en gång och totalt inventerades 295 provtagningsrutor. För varje ruta noterade vi datum, tid, väderförhållande, antal fästingar, vegetationshöjd och trädstamstäthet runt varje ruta. För att ta fram landskapsdata skapades 10 buffertzoner från 100m till 1000m radies runt varje insamlingsplats i GIS tillsammans med Naturvårdverkets Nationella Marktäckedata. Dessa satellitkartor har en upplösning på 10m och har följande huvudkategorier 1) Skog, 2) Öppen mark, 3) Åkermark, 4) Öppen våtmark, 5) Exploaterad mark, och 6) Vatten. För att identifiera riskfaktorer valde vi att använda dessa huvudkategorier med undantag for kategorin Skog där vi valde att inkludera de åtta olika skogstyperna: Tallskog, Granskog, Barrblandskog, Lövblandad barrskog, Triviallövskog, Ädellövskog, Triviallövskog med ädellövsinslag och Temporärt ej skog. För att ta fram statistik och beräkna konfigurationen av landskapet runt varje insamlingsplats, använde vi marktäckedata från 1000m buffertzonen som exporterades till GeoTIFF-format och som sedan analyserades med FRAGSTATS version 4. Vi använde Shannons diversitetsindex (SHDI) för att uppskatta mångfalden av marktäcketyper runt varje insamlingsplats. För att mäta aggregeringen av de olika martäcketyperna i landskapet använde vi Contagion (CONTAG). Som ett mått på skogens konfiguration använde vi PLAND, som är proportionen av skog i landskapet och total edge (TE) som är den totala skogskantslängden. Alla statistiska analyser har gjorts med R, versionen 4.0.3. För att analysera effekterna av olika riskfaktorer på fästingförekomst i olika grönområden, använde vi generaliserade linjära mixade modeller med Poisson-fördelade residualer. Eftersom datasetet innehöll fler nollor än vad som förväntas enligt en Poisson eller negativ binomialfördelning som orsakar överdispersion, använde vi nollinflations-Poissonmodeller i paketet glmmTMB.

Place, publisher, year
SND, 2023
Keywords
Landscape ecology, Urbanisation, Habitats and biotopes, Species distribution, Ixodidae, Landscape ecology, Urbanisering, Naturtyper och biotoper, Arters utbredning, Fästingar
National Category
Environmental Sciences Ecology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52237 (URN)10.5878/d3d7-1n16 (DOI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 52/2018
Available from: 2023-08-29 Created: 2023-08-29 Last updated: 2023-08-31Bibliographically approved
Janzén, T., Hammer, M., Petersson, M. & Dinnétz, P. (2023). Factors responsible for Ixodes ricinus presence and abundance across a natural-urban gradient. PLOS ONE, 18(5), Article ID e0285841.
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2023 (English)In: PLOS ONE, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 18, no 5, article id e0285841Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To better understand the spatial distribution of the common tick Ixodes ricinus, we investigated how local site factors and landscape characteristics influence tick presence and abundance in different greenspaces along the natural-urban gradient in Stockholm County, Sweden. Ticks and field data were collected in 2017 and 2019 and analyzed in relation to habitat type distributions estimated from land cover maps using geographical information system (GIS). A total of 1378 (992 larvae, 370 nymphs, 13 females, and 3 males) questing ticks were collected from 295 sampling plots in 47 different greenspaces. Ticks were present in 41 of the 47 greenspaces and our results show that both local site features such as vegetation height, and landscape characteristics like the amount of mixed coniferous forest, significantly affect tick abundance. Tick abundance was highest in rural areas with large natural and seminatural habitats, but ticks were also present in parks and gardens in highly urbanized areas. Greenspaces along the natural-urban gradient should be included in surveillance for ticks and tick-borne diseases, including highly urbanized sites that may be perceived by the public as areas with low risk for tick encounters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2023
Keywords
Forests, Ricinus, Larvae, Nymphs, Urbanization, Ticks, Ixodes, Forest ecology
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51517 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0285841 (DOI)000993290400020 ()37195993 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85159760656 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 52/2018
Available from: 2023-05-23 Created: 2023-05-23 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Rytkönen, P. & Petersson, M. (2021). I’m a vegan! Student’s perception of the Anthropocene and pedagogical challenges in a university “food” course. In: Julia Carrillo; Kajsa Hult; Inger M. Jonsson; Henrik Scander; Lotte Wellton (Ed.), Nordic Association for Food Studies Workshop 2020: Foodways at a crossroads: Sustainability, Gastronomy and Rethinking the traditions of how to Eat. Paper presented at Nordic Association for Food Studies Workshop 2020, Grythyttan, November 14, 2020. (pp. 39-41). Örebro: Örebro University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I’m a vegan! Student’s perception of the Anthropocene and pedagogical challenges in a university “food” course
2021 (English)In: Nordic Association for Food Studies Workshop 2020: Foodways at a crossroads: Sustainability, Gastronomy and Rethinking the traditions of how to Eat / [ed] Julia Carrillo; Kajsa Hult; Inger M. Jonsson; Henrik Scander; Lotte Wellton, Örebro: Örebro University , 2021, p. 39-41Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This conference paper highlights the unanticipated conflicts and pedagogical challenges  arisen in a university 'food course'. Students are active in their critique against the subordinated role of animalsin the Anthropocene. In society, such views are limited to a small share ofthe population (24 % vegetarians and 1 % vegans in Sweden in 2018) and there are few arenas where ‘the vegan point of view’ can be included in the efforts to improve sustainability in the food industry. The course offered anopportunity to understand veganism and how to overcome the lack of dialogue between vegans and non-vegans in society, especially since 30 percent of the students are vegans and the rest are sympathetic to vegan ideals. Our main conclusion is that the challenges experienced during the course, especially concerning the normative aspects of veganism can contribute to the development of better didactic and pedagogical approaches for a changing society in which a higher awareness of ethical andenvironmental aspects are needed. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, 2021
Series
Måltidskunskap, ISSN 1652-2656 ; 5
National Category
Pedagogy Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-44926 (URN)978-91-87789-43-4 (ISBN)978-91-87789-44-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Nordic Association for Food Studies Workshop 2020, Grythyttan, November 14, 2020.
Available from: 2021-04-07 Created: 2021-04-07 Last updated: 2021-04-08Bibliographically approved
Petersson, M. (2020). Geografi i ett mastersprogram om infektionssjukdomar och att byta campus mot distans i en pandemi. Geografiska Notiser, 78(4), 181-185
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2020 (Swedish)In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 78, no 4, p. 181-185Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln tar upp geografiämnets roll i ett mastersprogram om infektionssjukdomar och de erfarenheter som gjordes under 2020 när kursen blev distanskurs under pågående covid-19-pandemi. Texten belyser geografiämnets bidrag och hur kunskap om kartografiska grunder behövs i dagens samhälle där vi dagligen omges av kartor utan att stanna upp och tänka över att kartan är en konstruktion där någon valt hur och vad som skall visas. Kortfattat beskrivs även några geografiska aspekter på hälsa  och ohälsa. Texten beskriver också hur kursens övningar behövde anpassas till distansövningar och att studenterna uttryckte behov av kursgemenskap och att kunna ta del av varandras frågor. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Geografilärarnas riksförening, 2020
Keywords
geografi, medicinsk geografi, hälsogeografi, distansundervisning
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Didactics
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-44930 (URN)
Available from: 2021-05-03 Created: 2021-05-03 Last updated: 2021-05-12Bibliographically approved
Janzén, T., Petersson, M., Hammer, M., Aspán, A. & Dinnétz, P. (2019). Equine Granulocytic Anaplasmosis in Southern Sweden: Associations with coniferous forest, water bodies and landscape heterogeneity. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 285, Article ID 106626.
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2019 (English)In: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, ISSN 0167-8809, E-ISSN 1873-2305, Vol. 285, article id 106626Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Landscape characteristics influence both vector and host habitats affecting the spatial and temporal distribution of vector-borne diseases. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is one of the most widespread tick-borne diseases in Europe causing tick-borne fever (TBF) in domestic ruminants, and granulocytic anaplasmosis in humans, horses and companion animals. The aim of this study was to identify landscape factors associated with Equine Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (EGA) cases in a refined temporal and spatial analysis by combining land cover data and presence/absence disease data, using a geographical information system (GIS). This study is a retrospective analysis utilizing 1030 EGA diagnostic test results extracted from the National Veterinary Institute (SVA, Sweden). The association between EGA and different land cover types was analyzed with generalized linear models. To analyze the relation between landscape heterogeneity and EGA, we calculated the Gini-Simpson index. Our results showed a significant increase in the proportion positive EGA cases from 2002 to 2015 and marked differences in the seasonal within year distribution of EGA cases. The association with landscape configuration is shown by the positive relationship between A. phagocytophilum and coniferous forest, water bodies, and landscape heterogeneity, respectively. The information on the eco-epidemiological drivers for EGA can be central for disease control and prevention. Our method of linking land cover to disease risk may be applied to other vector-borne diseases and to other study regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Epidemiology, Landscape ecology, Vector-borne diseases
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38735 (URN)10.1016/j.agee.2019.106626 (DOI)000500213400016 ()2-s2.0-85070302032 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 52/2018
Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-08-15 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Hammer, M., Bonow, M. & Petersson, M. (2019). Perspectives on horse keeping and welfare in peri-urban landscapes. In: Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen (Ed.), Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions (pp. 240-256). London: Routledge
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2019 (English)In: Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions / [ed] Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 240-256Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge advances in sociology, ISSN 2643-4261, E-ISSN 2155-2932 ; 256
Keywords
peri- urban landscapes, horse welfare
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39421 (URN)10.4324/9781351002479-17 (DOI)9781138549593 (ISBN)9781351002455 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 77/2015
Available from: 2019-11-19 Created: 2019-11-19 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Bonow, M., Hammer, M. & Petersson, M. (2017). Hästföretagande i storstadens närhet. In: Madeleine Bonow, Paulina Rytkönen (Ed.), Genus och företagande: (pp. 159-182). Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi
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2017 (Swedish)In: Genus och företagande / [ed] Madeleine Bonow, Paulina Rytkönen, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi , 2017, p. 159-182Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

För 150 år sedan bodde större delen av Sveriges befolkning på landsbygden och var sysselsatta i primärnäringarna, men under de senaste 120 åren har den svenska landsbygden genomgått en kraftfull strukturomvandling. idag är det endast 15% av Sveriges befolkning som bor utanför någon av Sveriges tätorter. Det vill säga 85% av befolkningen bor på 1,3 procent av landarealen och ytterst få är sysselsatta i de gröna näringarna. Den pågående omstruktureringen av lantbruket innebär att många av de mindre gårdarna läggs ned och blir fritidshus eller hästgårdar. Samtidigt som nötkreaturen minskar i antal ökar antalet hästar och Sverige har blivit ett av de hästtätaste länderna i Europa.

Ungefär en halv miljon svenskar rider regelbundet och närmare en tredjedel av alla invånare i Sverige har på något sätt kontakt med hästar och de olika verksamheter som de ger upphov till. Denna ökning av sporthästar är särskilt märkbar i tätortsnära områden. I Stockholm och Uppsala län finns omkring 44 000 hästar och ca 78% av dessa finns i urbana eller tätortsnära områden. Hästarna har till viss del blivit landsbygdens räddning. hästar behöver mat, husrum och livsutrymme, vilket har skapat en välkommen extra inkomstkälla för lantbruket. Det är relativt vanligt att lantbrukare producerar och säljer hästfoder eller hyr ut stallplatser. Enligt lantbrukarnas Riksförbund, är hästnäringen den femte största inkomstkällan för jordbruket.  Hästen är även på andra sätt en viktig resurs i arbetet med att utveckla nya former för jordbruksföretagande och bidra till en levande landsbygd. Det ökande antalet hästar medför mer arbete för veterinärer, hovslagare och tränare/instruktörer. Dessutom växer det fram nya yrkesgrupper med specialinriktning mot hästar. Syftet med den här studien är att belysa kvinnliga hästföretagares syn på tätortsnära hästverksamheter och diskutera svårigheter och möjligheter för utvecklingen av hästnäringen med fokus på Stockholm- och Uppsalaområdet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, 2017
Series
Ymer, ISSN 0044-0477 ; 136
Keywords
Genus, hästföretag
National Category
Business Administration Gender Studies Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Other research area; Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33551 (URN)978-91-982150-2-1 (ISBN)
Projects
The role of horsekeeping in peri urban areas
Available from: 2017-10-04 Created: 2017-10-04 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved
Hammer, M., Bonow, M. & Petersson, M. (2017). The role of horse keeping in transforming peri-urban landscapes: A case study from metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 71(3), 146-158
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2017 (English)In: Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0029-1951, E-ISSN 1502-5292, Vol. 71, no 3, p. 146-158Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors analyze sustainable cultural landscapes through the lens of ecosystem services. Their case study focuses on transformation of the peri-urban landscape of the Stockholm region, Sweden. Peri-urban landscapes are characterized by diversified and fragmented land uses that are strongly related to urban lifestyles. The rapidly increasing trend for recreational horse keeping is replacing traditional agriculture. Horse keepers’ and local government perspectives on horse keeping are examined, as well as the related demand for ecosystem services, which affects the landscape. The article is based on government documents, interviews with local government officials, and field visits to 16 horse-keeping facilities in two municipalities. Horse keeping was found important for sustaining cultural ecosystem services related to a rural cultural landscape and for maintaining traditional agriculture that provides provisioning ecosystem services. However, several differences between traditional agriculture and horse keeping that affect the demand for ecosystem services related to land use were found to shift the focus from provisioning services to recreational services. The authors conclude that horse keeping, as an emerging crosscutting issue in peri-urban landscapes, needs new more integrative planning processes that account for the full range of ecosystem services and links between cultural services and ecosystem functioning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017
Keywords
cultural landscapes, ecosystem services, horse keeping, peri-urban planning
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33030 (URN)10.1080/00291951.2017.1340334 (DOI)000405318000003 ()2-s2.0-85021171507 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Stockholm County CouncilThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 77/2015
Available from: 2017-07-07 Created: 2017-07-07 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Projects
Engage4Wet - Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainable Restoration of Wetlands for Water Security [2022-02083_Formas]; Södertörn UniversityEcosystems as common-pool resources - Implications for building sustainable water mangagement institutions in the Baltic Sea Region [A058-2007_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Franzén, F., Dinnétz, P. & Hammer, M. (2016). Factors affecting farmers' willingness to participate in eutrophication mitigation: a case study of preferences for wetland creation in Sweden. Ecological Economics, 130, 8-15Franzén, F. (2015). From words to action: Lessons from active stakeholder participation in water management. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyAndersson, I., Jarsjö, J. & Petersson, M. (2014). Saving the Baltic Sea, the Inland Waters of Its Drainage Basin, or Both? Spatial Perspectives on Reducing P-Loads in Eastern Sweden. Ambio, 43(7), 914-925Andersson, I., Petersson, M. & Jarsjö, J. (2012). Impact of the European Water Framework Directive on local-level water management: Case study Oxunda Catchment, Sweden. Land use policy, 29(1), 73-82
Transforming cultural landscapes in expansive peri-urban areas implications for ecosystem services in local planning [2017-01078_Formas]; Södertörn UniversityHuman – environment interactions and the epidemiological periurban landscape of tick-borne diseases [52/2018_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Janzén, T. (2024). Ticks - ecology, new hazards, and relevance for public health. (Doctoral dissertation). Huddinge: Södertörns högskolaJanzén, T., Choudhury, F., Hammer, M., Petersson, M. & Dinnétz, P. (2024). Ticks: public health risks in urban green spaces. BMC Public Health, 24(1), Article ID 1031. Janzén, T. (2023). Factors responsible for Ixodes ricinus presence and abundance across a natural-urban gradient. SNDJanzén, T., Hammer, M., Petersson, M. & Dinnétz, P. (2023). Factors responsible for Ixodes ricinus presence and abundance across a natural-urban gradient. PLOS ONE, 18(5), Article ID e0285841. Janzén, T., Petersson, M., Hammer, M., Aspán, A. & Dinnétz, P. (2019). Equine Granulocytic Anaplasmosis in Southern Sweden: Associations with coniferous forest, water bodies and landscape heterogeneity. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 285, Article ID 106626. Janzén, T., Larsson, J., Hammer, M., Petersson, M. & Dinnétz, P.Ixodes-borne bacterial pathogen distribution across a natural-urban gradient.
Wetlands as nature-based solution in the Global South: Implications of gendered traditional ecological knowledge for water-related sustainable development [2022-04464_VR]; Södertörn University
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