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

Citation

Hanspach, Jan et al. (2020), Data from: Biocultural approaches to sustainability: a systematic review of the scientific literature, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.d51c5b007

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.

Funding

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Award: FKZ 01UU1903

Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Fellowship, Award: IJCI-2017-34334

Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Fellowship, Award: IJCI-2017-34334